SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Jennies completed their run through the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament and came out on top on Friday night. UCM took down previously undefeated Ashland, 66-52, to win the program’s second national championship.
The Elite Eight’s MVP, junior Paige Redmond, had a game-high 22 points. Senior Keyonna Lee put in eight points, while grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking three shots. Megan Skaggs had 13 points and Kelsey Williams scored 11.
With the win, the Jennies stopped No. 1 Ashland’s 73-game winning streak. UCM shot 50 percent from the field, while holding the Eagles to just 32 percent.
UCM finished the year at 30-3, marking the first time in program history to reach the 30-win plateau.