For the first time in their short history, Penn State Lehigh Valley’s women’s basketball team has been offered a bid to compete in the 2015 USCAA Basketball National Championships. The national tournament will feature 34 teams in four divisions playing 39 games. It will run from March 3-7 at the Penn State Fayette Main Arena and Maltho Gymnasium.
Penn State Lehigh Valley women’s basketball, which is seeded third in the Women’s Division II tournament, will play the No. 6 seed Southern Maine Community College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The winner of this game will advance to the semifinals, which will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6.
The USCAA Basketball National Championships kickoff with the Skills Competition at the Penn State Fayette Main Arena at noon March 3, followed by the All-American Banquet later that evening. Play begins on March 4 with championship games being held on March 7.
Penn State Lehigh Valley’s women’s basketball team is among eight teams to compete in the Women’s Division II Tournament. Four of the eight teams competing in the division are Penn State Commonwealth Campus teams – Penn State Beaver, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Fayette.
The Penn State Lehigh Valley women’s team, under the leadership of new Head Coach Lorie Khalil and in its second year as a campus sport, finished their conference regular season 11-3. The team has established itself as a dominant competitor throughout the season resulting in their bid to the national tournament.