March 3-7 at Columbia Campus
Columbia State Community College will host the 2010 TCCAA Region VII Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournaments at the Billy Webster Gymnasium on the Columbia Campus from Wednesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 7. The tournament will begin on Wednesday, March 3 with men’s basketball games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Women’s games will take place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. that day.
“Hosting the TCCAA Region VII Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament is a great way for Columbia State to show support for student athletes in Tennessee, as well as bring business to the City of Columbia,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, president of Columbia State Community College. “Our students, faculty and staff are taking a lot of pride in this event, and we encourage community members to support it as well. Ten great schools from the TCCAA Conference will each be bringing more than twenty student athletes to our area, and we want to put our best foot forward.”
The tournament will feature 20 teams—10 men’s and 10 women’s—competing from 10 schools including Volunteer State, Cleveland State and Roane State. There will be four games taking place on each day of the tournament with the exception of Sunday when both championship games will occur.
The cost of admission is $7 per day or $20 for the entire tournament and $3 for children under the age of 12. T-shirts will be sold during the tournament for $10.
“This is the first time in the past 10 years that Columbia State has hosted the basketball tournament—we usually host the baseball and softball tournaments. We want to welcome the community to come out and support the Chargers and Lady Chargers basketball teams,” said Louis Connor, director of athletics at Columbia State.
For more information and a complete schedule of tournament events, please visit www.columbiastate.edu/TJCCAA.
Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.