Photo caption: The North Country Community College Women’s Basketball Team is off to a 7-2 start and is ranked No. 6 in the country among Division III schools.
SARANAC LAKE – After a blistering and successful start to the season, North Country Community College’s women’s basketball team has been rewarded with a national ranking.
The Saints (7-2) are now the sixth-ranked team in the country, as reported in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division III women’s basketball poll.
Head Coach Jerrad Dumont, the reigning NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year, attributed his team’s strong start to a group of great leaders on and off the court.
“Ty Taylor, our sophomore captain, and the rest of our sophomores have really held everyone to a higher standard,” Dumont said. “I think that this has made everyone work harder in practice every day.
“I also think that our ability to defend and rebound has really been a reason for success. As a team, the girls have really bought into what we as coaches are teaching in practice on a daily basis.”
The Saints closed out the first half of the season this month with victories against Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Jefferson Community College, and the team is undefeated at home at 4-0.
After the holiday break, the Saints will resume play on the road with a Jan. 10 matchup at Bristol Community College.
About North Country Community College: As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, North Country Community College provides educational, cultural and recreational programming to a 3,500 square mile service area with a population of 90,000. The college maintains three campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga, New York; an extensive high school-based academic partnership; and online course offerings. North Country Community College is part of the SUNY (State University of New York) system. With 64 unique colleges and universities, SUNY provides learning environments for every type of student, every stage of life, and every kind of passion. For more information, visit www.nccc.edu.