Rowan College at Gloucester County

Five GCC Sports Teams Head to Region 19 Championships

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Director, Andrea Stanton 856-415-2229
Kathleen Malloy 856 468-5000, ext 6495
Deptford Twp.
Date: 5/2/2014

​All five of Gloucester County College's spring athletic teams have qualified and will play in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX championship tournaments slated Friday, May 2 to Sunday, May 4.

Men's baseball — The Roadrunners, the defending NJCAA National Champions, host Lehigh-Carbon in a three-game series that begins Saturday at 12 p.m. The winners of this week's first round advance to the NJCAA Division III, Region XIX Final Four game held next weekend at Brookdale Community College.

Women's softball — The lady Roadrunners play in the Region XIX Final Four tournament hosted by Middlesex County College. GCC plays Northampton Community College at 12 p.m. on Saturday in a double-elimination round. Final games are Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The team is attempting to return to the NJCAA National Championship tournament in Rochester, Minn., where they captured two consecutive titles in 2011 and 2012.

Men's tennis — Hot off a Garden State Athletic Conference Championship win, the GCC men's tennis team heads into the Region XIX tournament as favorites. Matches take place at Mercer County Park, located near the college, May 2-4 starting at 10 a.m. The Roadrunners have won four-consecutive NJCAA National Champions with sights set on a fifth title.

Men's and Women's Track and Field — Both teams run in the Region XIX meet held at Essex County College in Newark. The lady Roadrunners are the defending NJCAA National Champions. So far this season 21 track athletes have achieved 23 national-qualifying performances and will compete in the NJCAA National Championship meet.

For more information, call 856-415-2263 or email Continual updates will be posted to the College's website, Twitter and Instagram @GCCAthletics accounts.

GCC's 250-acre campus is located at 1400 Tanyard Road in Deptford, right off Exit 56 of Route 55.