March 8, 2013:
For the second year in a row, the JCTC Quick Recall Team placed fifth at the National Community College Championship Tournament (CCCT), last weekend in St. Louis Mo. This finish earned them a spot at the prestigious Intercollegiate Champion Tournament in April.
We finished 4-1 in the preliminary competition on Friday, easily advancing to the top 8 bracket on Saturday said coach Pete Rodski a math professor on JCTC's Southwest Campus. The field was really, really strong at the top this year, but we did great among our competitors.
Team member Scott Zwyedorff continued his tournament legacy by finishing second in the nation in scoring with an outstanding 87.27 points per game.
Additionally, all team members scored during the tournament. And Jefferson had the 3rd highest team point per bonus average at the tournament. JCTC's national tournament team was made up of Marion
Eicholtz, Scott Stallings, Joseph Moffett , Steven Wallace, Eric Bradley, Scott Zwyedorff and Elisha Eberhardt. The team is also coached by Amy Sprinkle, professor on the Southwest Campus.
Finishing in the top six at the CCCT secures a spot at the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT) for four-year schools in Chicago. This will be Jefferson's second appearance at the ICT, where they will compete against universities such as Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Brown. Last year, Jefferson finished in 29th place, beating teams such as University of Louisville, Lincoln Land Community College and Faulkner State Community College.
Coach Rodski is excited to play against the very best teams in the top bracket. We are looking forward to some great competition in Chicago among the field of 32 teams. I have no doubt that we will shock our competitors this year in the Windy City.