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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.