State Rep. Melanie Miller (R-City of Ashland) presented a resolution on Monday to the Ashland Women’s Basketball team on the House floor of the Statehouse in Columbus. The representative invited the team to recognize their NCAA Division II national championship win earlier this year.
“I’m so proud of these women and their massive achievement in taking home the big championship win,” Miller said. “Their undefeated season speaks to their dedication and hard work. They are inspiring role models for our community, and I congratulate them on taking the national title home.”
Earlier this year, Ashland beat Minnesota Duluth, 78-67, in Dallas to win its third NCAA Division II national championship. The win wrapped up a 37-0 season and made the Eagles the third Division II women's team to win at least three national titles. Kari Pickens, AU Women’s Basketball Head Coach, also attended the ceremony.
"Our program is thankful to the Governor, the State House, and the State Senate for recognizing our team and providing us the opportunity to celebrate at the Statehouse,” Pickens said. “Ohio is rich with tradition, and we were grateful to be a part of it today!"
To watch the resolution presentation, please view it here.