Oregon Tech Celebrates National Championship Win
Every champion needs a parade! Join Oregon Institute of Technology for a celebration to honor the NAIA Division II National Champions, the Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls, on Thursday, March 15, 2012. A parade down Main Street in Klamath Falls takes place at 5:15 p.m. followed by a celebration at the university at 6:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. The events are free and open to the public. Oregon Tech will provide internet streaming of the event in the gym on Penn Atlantic.
Also participating in the parade will be the Henley Girls Swim Team and the Henley Girls Basketball Team. The swim team won the Girls State Swimming Championship last weekend and the girls’ basketball team brought home the third state championship in their sport in school history.
Oregon Tech, ranked No. 2, defeated top-ranked Northwood University, Fla. 63-46 to earn the 2012 NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo.
Tuesday’s championship ties Oregon Tech with Bethel, Ind. for most national titles in NAIA Division II with three. The 109 point total by both teams is a tournament finals low, while the Owls also held the Seahawks to the least points scored by a team in a championship game with 46. Tech, meanwhile, set a new school-mark in wins during a season, as the Owls finished the year with a 34-4 overall record.
Schedule for Hustlin’ Owls on Thursday, March 15th
6:00 – 7:30 a.m. Team returns via bus to Oregon Tech Campus
Free Hot chocolate and doughnuts available in the Cornett Hall Parking Lot
(NW corner of campus)
5:15 p.m. Parade of Champions featuring Hustlin’ Owls & Henley Girls Swim Team and Henley Girls Basketball Team
6:00 p.m. Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls Celebration – Oregon Tech Gym
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech’s main campus is in Klamath Falls; other sites are located in Portland, La Grande and Seattle. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
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