GCU News Bureau
A year after finishing second in the nation, Grand Canyon University recently won the women’s basketball championship in the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association tournament at Columbus, Ohio.
GCU earned the title with a 48-31 victory in the final over Georgia State, the same team it earlier lost to by three points. That was GCU’s only loss in pool play, where it defeated North Carolina A&T, Baylor and Valdosta State.
Hannah Frederick of GCU was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, and teammates Sabrina Johnson and Mariah Kempf also made the all-tournament team.
In the men’s tournament, GCU reached the quarterfinals before losing to Arkansas Tech in overtime. Like the women’s team, the men had finished second in the country in 2016.