The Hostos Community College Caimans defeated the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Panthers last week to secure the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC)/Healthfirst Community College Women’s Basketball Championship for the sixth consecutive year. A nationally-ranked team, Hostos shut down their opponent, 71-44, at the game, which took place at Kingsborough Community College on February 17. The win tied them with BMCC (1998-2003) for the most consecutive titles in league history.
“Having another CUNYAC Championship under our belt and currently being No. 8 in the country is nothing short of amazing! We are extremely proud of our student-athletes. This goes to show that our Women’s Basketball Program has continued to excel over the years, especially now with Dwight Shaw as their coach,” said Marquee Poole, Assistant Athletic Director at Hostos Athletics. 
Liberal Arts sophomore Savannah Williams received the Most Valuable Player recognition for the championship. She finished with a season-high 29 points to go along with 13 rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
“It was a great individual accomplishment, but only a small part of what we as a team do. I did not expect to perform as well as I did because we have so many good players. I’m grateful to my mates who helped me to score throughout the game. We look forward to representing CUNY in the Regional Playoffs on March 3 and 4,” shared Williams, who also received, on February 22, the National Player of the Week honor for her performance in the CUNYAC Championship. 
The Caimans will now compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XV Tournament in March. They are looking to claim their fifth title in their six seasons participating in the competition. 
Watch some of the highlights from the final game against BMCC here.

About Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for over half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.
Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate secure transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 25 colleges.     

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