Third-ranked, nationally, Anoka-Ramsey Community College enters the NJCAA national tournament riding a 22-game winning streak.
With one of the toughest women’s basketball schedules in the nation, eighth-ranked Anoka-Ramsey Community College is learning what it takes to be a top NJCAA Division III program.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College sophomore Tacita Gonzalez didn’t think she would play competitive basketball again.
Thirty minutes into the season’s first practice, Anoka-Ramsey Community College women’s basketball coach Dave DeWitt was already planning for a season without an All-American player.
The Golden Rams fell short of repeating as NJCAA Division III national champions, but brought home some hardware in the form of the third-place trophy. Anoka-Ramsey rebounded from a 63-55 semifinal loss to the eventual national champions from Rock Valley College with a 63-61 win over Onondaga Community College March 17.
Top-ranked and defending national champion Anoka-Ramsey (28-5) punched its ticket to the NJCAA Division III national tournament after downing Rochester Community and Technical College in the Region XIIIA Championship 60-50 March 4.