November 28, 2012
The Northampton women's basketball team is the new #1 team in the country, according to the NJCAA Division III poll released by the national office on November 28.
The Spartans, under the direction of long-time mentor Art Wolfe, took over the top spot after previous number one, Rock Valley Community College (the defending national champion) lost two games over the weekend.
Northampton, now 8-0 after November 29's 57-44 victory over Broom Community College, is NCC's first-ever #1 ranked team.
"It is a great accomplishment for Coach Wolfe, his staff and their players," commented Director of Athletics Troy Tucker. "But it is also a huge thrill for our entire department and the college as a whole. To be ranked #1 shows that your program has earned respect on a national-level, and for that to have happened so quickly here is a testament to our coaches, staff and student-athletes."
The women's basketball team had been ranked as high as #2 on two different occasions, last week and also back in November of 2010. Men's Basketball, Volleyball, Softball and Baseball have also each held top-10 national rankings.
Come cheer them on Saturday, December 1, in the Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center at 1 p.m. as they face conference rival Harrisburg Area Community College. For more information, visit the official site of NCC's Athletics Department..
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