3/29/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland University women's basketball team was crowned the Division II national champions Friday night after defeating Dowling 71 to 56 in San Antonio, Texas. The Eagles led the entire game pulling out to double digit leads most of the way. The Eagles, who entered the tournament ranked second in the nation, ended the season with a 37-1 record and got revenge for a loss in the chamionship game last year. The Eagles were led by senior Kari Daugherty who had 26 points and 12 rebounds.
The city of Ashland and the University will hold a welcome home event on Saturday night when the team returns from San Antonio. The team is expected to get back into the city around 6 p.m. and will be escorted through the city and up to the University to the turnaround in front of Kates Gymnasium.
Check out the game recap at: http://goashlandeagles.com/sports/wbkb/2012-13/releases/201303300p03un
The Ashland University Journalism and Digital Media students continue to provide video from San Antonio. Check out these videos:
National Championship pre-game news conference:
Interviews with some of the players regarding their thoughts on San Antonio: