TTU team wins first national intramural title

One of the premier intramural teams on campus may have to change its name from “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” to something more positive after becoming the first Tennessee Tech University intramural team to win a national title.

The team won the 2004 Nike Collegiate Intramural Women’s Basketball Championship held at the Disney World Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. Through the regional and national tournaments, the team went 22-1, losing only to East Carolina University in a regional game that went to overtime. More than 300 teams competed at the regional level across the country before nine teams won the right to compete in the national tournament.

“Our girls played extremely physical, played tough, showed up with an expectation of winning,” said Warren Isenhour, TTU’s intramural sports coordinator who coached the team along with Josh Boynton, a senior health and physical education major.

After winning TTU’s All Campus tournament, the team earned a bid to the regional competition in Chapel Hill, N.C. At the nationals, the champs defeated the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse for the championship.

ESPN the Magazine is scheduled to feature the tournament and winners in its June edition. College Sports Television, available on Direct TV, will air the game and interviews with players several times during the next few months.

The air dates and times in May and June are May 14, 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.; May 18, 8:30 p.m.; May 19, 4:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; June 24, 10:30 p.m.; June 25, 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Members of the national championship team are Ashley Ables, Sara Colbough, Misty Garrett, Carrie Hicks, Ashley McCaleb, Jana Reece, Shana Reece, Kim Roberts, Manda Whitfield, and Kasey Woodlee.

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