NCAA Bound!

The Assumption College women's basketball team has earned an at-large bid to the 2011 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball National Tournament, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday night. The Greyhounds (21-7) earned the No. 4 seed in the East Region.

This is the fourth all-time NCAA appearance for the Greyhounds, all coming under the direction of 15th-year head coach Kerry Phayre. This is also the second NCAA appearance in the last four seasons as the Greyhounds reached the regional semifinals in the 2007-2008 season. The Greyhounds are currently 21-7 overall, giving the program its fifth all-time 20-win season and first since a program-record 22-win campaign in the 2007-2008 season.

The Greyhounds swept the regular-season series from Saint Rose, including a season-opening, 69-65 win in Albany and a 63-44 victory in Laska Gym on February 3rd. The all-time series between the two teams stands at 12-6 in favor of the Greyhounds, including two straight and seven of the last 10 contests.

This is the second time the Greyhounds and Golden Knights have met in the NCAA Tournament. The first time was the first-ever meeting between the two teams, which came on March 11, 2000 in the NCAA Regional Semifinals. Saint Rose took that game by an 88-69 final at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews