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College's Women's Basketball Going to Nationals

March 07, 2007

Player Earns National Recognition
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) women's basketball team, the Golden Rams, will return to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III championship tournament after a 62-36 win over Western Technical College in the Region 13A Championship game Sunday, March 4. The championship tournament will be played at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, N.Y. March 15, 16 and 17.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) women’s basketball player, Sonja Ellingson Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) women’s basketball player, Sonja Ellingson (shown), guards a Western Technical College player in the final regional game, Sunday, March 4. ARCC went on to win the game, 62-36, and secured a place in the national Division III championship tournament in N.Y. March 15, 16 and 17.

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Following a slow start by both teams in the final regional match-up, the Golden Rams went on a run sparked by Desirae Robinson, a freshman from Osseo, when she erupted for four three-pointers on four consecutive possessions and then added a deep two-pointer on another trip down the floor. Leading 36-11 at halftime, the Golden Rams stayed in control for the remainder of the game.

Not only does this latest win qualify the team for the national tournament, it also marks their 13th consecutive win, leaves them undefeated on their home court and brings their season record to 23-4.

Head Coach Dave DeWitt credits the strong season to the Golden Rams defense and particularly three players: Amanda Reh and Love Washington, "guards who could flat out put heat on people," and Sonja Ellingson (see below), is as good as "anyone I've had in 30 years of coaching."

"The whole team understands and appreciates the history and legacy of Anoka-Ramsey women's basketball and their quest all season was to continue in a manner that makes everyone ever associated with Anoka-Ramsey women's basketball proud," says head coach, Dave DeWitt. "We can all be very proud of these young women as they have made a mark of their own that only adds to the rich and proud history of this program."

2006-07 ARCC Women Basketball Team Accomplishments

  • 2007 Southern Division Champions
  • 2007 Minnesota Community College Conference (MCCC) Champions
  • 2007 Region 13A Champions

Player Honored As National Player of The Week
Golden Rams women's basketball player, Sonja Ellingson (Maple Grove High School), a 5-10 guard, was named Division III National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women's Player of Week, Feb. 28.

To earn the honor, Ellingson brought the regular ARCC season to a close by scoring in double figures in three consecutive games in three consecutive days of play. In the Feb. 23 game, Ellingson was perfect from the field (7-for-7) and scored 16 points in a 62-35 win over Central Lakes. She then scored 15 points, seized eight rebounds and was credited with four assists in a 61-31 victory over Minnesota West Feb. 24. To close out the week, Ellingson scored 23 points, pulled in 10 rebounds and was credited with three assists and three steals in a 51-42 win over Rochester CTC Feb. 25.

Earlier this season Ellingson, an ARCC freshman, earned Minnesota Community College Conference (MCCC) South Division Player of the Week and was named a First-Team All-MCCC performer.

Visit Intercollegiate Athletics for more information about Anoka-Ramsey Community College intercollegiate sports.