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March 25, 2013

NJCAA WOMEN'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Lady Cards back home after securing second-straight title

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SALINA, Kan. —

Allen and Henderson were both named to the all-tournament team.

The title game appearance was the 10th for the Lady Cardinals, who are 10-0 in national semifinal games. They are now 7-3 in title games, having won the title in '94, '96, '97, '99, '04, '12 and '13.

With their 4-0 record in the 24-team, single-elimination tournament, the Lady Cardinals are now 53-16 in national tournament games.

The Lady Cardinals have won 72 of their last 73 games (72 straight on the court). They have also won 106 of their last 110.

In leading the Lady Cardinals to national title No. 7, Elena Lovato ran her career coaching record to 77-7. She is 45-3 at TVCC.

The 4-0 record at the national tournament also moved the college's overall record to 989-225. Since the 1993-94 season (the first national title season), the Lady Cardinals are 612-55.

Lovato is now the fourth Lady Cardinal head coach to win a national title, joining Kurt Budke, Michael Landers and Kenya Landers.

If you didn't get a chance to watch the title game, or you want to watch it again, here is the link for a replay: http://www.ihigh.com/njcaatv/broadcast_282876.html?silverlight=1

Plans for a college/community celebration of the Lady Cardinals' national title will be finalized later this week. Watch for an annoucement and then make plans to attend #CELEBRATING7.

The Lady Cardinals would like to thank all the fans making the trip to Salina for the tournament. They are also thankful of all the fans watching online back and and proudly wearing red. Your support and positive vibes were definitely appreciated and helped bring #CHASING7 to a successful conclusion.

I leave you with this final thought:

7-time NJCAA champion Lady Cardinals

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