Eastern Florida State College Women’s Basketball Punches Ticket to National Tournament in Texas
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State College // March 7, 2022
First national tournament appearance in program history
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College women’s basketball team received an at-large bid to the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas.
It is the first time a women’s basketball team has made it to the national tournament in program history.
Eastern Florida State College will be the No. 18 seed in the national tournament which begins March 16 at the Rip Griffin Center, which is the home of the Lubbock Christian University teams.
The Titans are 26-4 this season and made it to the semifinals of the Region VIII State Tournament.
“This is unbelievable, I can’t even explain how this feels, we have always seemed to be one game away,” Eastern Florida State College women’s basketball coach MJ Baker said.
“Being in the state of Florida you almost have to win a national championship just to get into this tournament. These girls have worked so hard and our mission has been to get to Lubbock all season so for them to achieve it and the joy and passion they showed tonight – Is an unbelievable feeling.”
“I want to thank the administration, coach Carr and everyone involved with the program, they support us 100 percent and we would not be here tonight without all of them.”
The team watched the Selection Show from the lobby of Titan Field House Sunday night. Watch the reaction here!
They will open the national tournament against No. 15 seed Moberly Area who are 26-5 and was also an at-large seed.
Three Rivers is the No. 1 seed in the national tournament at 28-0 on the season.
Defending national champion and Region VIII State Tournament champion Northwest Florida State College is the fourth seed in the tournament. Chipola will also represent the state of Florida in the national tournament as a No 16 seed.
The national tournament begins March 16 with the semifinals scheduled for March 20 and the championship game will be March 21.
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