(Source: Owens Sports Information)
The Owens Express Department of Athletics finished the 2012-13 year ranked 23rd in the Nation in the overall standings of the scholarship division of the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCCA) Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is program that honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men's and women's. It began in 1993-94 for Division I by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. It was expanded in 1995-96 to include NCAA Division II, III and the NAIA and, in 2011-12, expanded to the Junior/Community Colleges. The scholarship division consists of both NJCAA Division I and II members.
The Express increased their National point total from 48-points, following the Winter Sports standings, to 61-points on the strength of the men's golf team's 10th place finish at the NJCAA National Championships.
Of the 401 scholarship offering institutions. Owens Community College was the only program in the NJCAA Region XII ranked in the Top-25.
"2012-13 was the best athletic campaign ever for Owens Athletics, with four of eight teams qualifying for National Championships," said Owens Director of Athletics Rudy Yovich.
"We made eight Regional appearances, captured four Ohio Community College Athletic Conference titles, had five National Junior College Athletic Association All-Americans, nine NJCAA All-Academic Student Athletes and two NJCAA All-Academic Teams. We are proud to be able to promote Owens Community College and our community on the National level."