DMACC Announces National Championship Celebration for Men’s Basketball Team

Posted 4/26/2021
DMACC Men's Basketball Team

Media Advisory:

Celebration set for 4:30 p.m. on Tues., April 27, at DMACC Boone Campus

WHAT:

The DMACC men’s basketball team is celebrating its first-ever national title in the history of the College. The DMACC team, which was seeded No. 2 in last week’s 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament, defeated No. 1-seeded Davidson-Davie Community College, 86-75, on Saturday night (April 24) in Danville, Ill, to win the tournament and national title. To recognize this achievement, a celebration will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. on Tues., April 27, in the Fareway Fieldhouse on the DMACC Boone Campus.

WHY:

DMACC culminated its 21-5 season with the team’s second consecutive Iowa Community College Athletic Association (ICCAC) regular-season championship and the National Championship under first-year Head Coach Brett Putz. DMACC was ranked first in the NJCAA Division II poll several times during the season, including three consecutive weeks in March.

WHO:

Success at the national tournament was a team effort, as demonstrated by the honors bestowed on the DMACC players and Head Coach Brett Putz following the tournament.

Sophomore Willie Guy of Cedar Rapids was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and sophomore Christian Haffner of Gresham, Wis., was named to the All-Tournament Team and also received the tournament’s Sportsmanship Award.

Sophomores Zach Hobbs of Mesa, Ariz., and Ryan Schmitt of Van Meter joined Haffner on the All-Tournament Team, and DMACC Head Coach Brett Putz was named the tournament Coach of the Year.

WHEN:

The National Championship Celebration is free and open to the public and will begin at 4:30 p.m., Tues., April 27, at the DMACC Boone Campus.

WHERE:

The celebration will be held in the newly constructed Fareway Fieldhouse on the DMACC Boone Campus, which is located at 1125 Hancock Drive in Boone.

Of note, the celebration will be an outdoor event and will not require face coverings be worn. However, attendees are asked to practice social distancing during the event. In the event the celebration needs to move indoors, face coverings will be required, in addition to social distancing.

CONTACT: ​BJ McGinn, DMACC Athletic Director, (515) 433-5050, or Dan Ivis, DMACC Marketing & Public Relations, (515) 238-5358​​

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