The Gettysburg College women's basketball team's season will march on to the NCAA Division III Tournament this weekend. The Bullets received an at-large bid to the national playoffs and will face Farmingdale State College in the opening round hosted by Moravian College on Friday, March 5.
After falling to eventual Centennial Conference champion McDaniel College in the semifinals of the conference tournament, Gettysburg's tournament fate was unclear, but the NCAA selection committee recognized the Bullets' success this season and sent the team to its fourth national appearance, and first in 15 years.
Gettysburg (22-4) was one of three Centennial teams to make the field, joining conference champ McDaniel (20-6) and runner-up Muhlenberg College (21-5). The Green Terror travel to Christopher Newport University to face Roanoke College (23-3), while the Mules tangle with Tufts University (20-5) at Kean University on Friday.
The Bullets have tied the best record in school history this season with its only losses coming to Muhlenberg and McDaniel. The Orange and Blue have no prior history with their first-round opponent, but they'll be quick to play catch up. Farmingdale State (25-1) won the Skyline Conference and features the nation's leading scorer in Kimberly Blakney, who averages over 25 points per game.
Moravian (25-2) faces Utica College (21-6) in the other opening game on Friday, with the two winners facing off in Bethlehem on Saturday, March 6. More information regarding game times, tickets, and other pertinent details will be released later in the week.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Tue, 2 Mar 2010
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