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Basketball teams gearing up for conference tournaments

basketball actionJordan Watson drives for a layup against Cincinnati State on February 15

It’s been a remarkable year for the Columbus State Cougar’s men’s team as they finished the regular season with an overall 25-4 record. The team spent most of the year in the National Junior College Athletic Association Div. II top ten before dropping to a still-impressive No. 12 last week.

What’s more, the team won the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) with a 10-2 record.  The team received a first round bye Tuesday for the OCCAC tournament at Owens Community College in Toledo.

“The season has been a dream when you look at the big picture of winning an exhibition back in October vs. Central State, a NCAA Div. II.  And throughout this challenging season my guys maintained a GPA in the classroom above 2.9,” said Coach Pat Carlisle. “We had an undefeated season on our home court this year. Going forward we will be playing united team basketball and be inspired to be a great post-season team”

The Cougars take the court Friday afternoon and will face either Lakeland Community College or Sinclair Community College in round two play.

There are no at-large bids in junior college so the team must win the regional tournament in order to advance to the NJCAA national tournament next week.

The Lady Cougars are at Edison Community College for their conference tournament. Their early season started strong under new coach Joel Renner. The team won the first five games of the season – their best start in years.

The women finished with a respectable 16-11 overall record. They finished fifth in their conference with a 5-7 record.

Real Estate Career Night is March 15

graphicLearn about careers in Real Estate at a free event March 15 at the Real Estate Career Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15.

The event will take place at the Columbus State Conference Center, in the Center for Workforce Development (WD) 315 Cleveland Ave., fourth floor. To register, call 614-287-5397 or email

Real Estate Career Night is for prospective students, students already in the program, and anyone who’s interested in real estate as a career.

Transfer scholarships to Capital announced

Capital University has announced new transfer student scholarship opportunities for the 2012/2013 academic year. They will be holding a full-tuition scholarship competition for qualified transfers (by invitation) and have also added a half-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Grant.  Contact the Admission Office at 236-6101 for additional information.

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