Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ashland science students in the NCAA basketball tournament

Beth Mantkowski in a second round victory against Quincy
Daiva Gerbec cuts down the net
The Ashland University women's basketball team won a school record 31st straight game this week as they defeated Wisconsin-Parkside to move on to the NCAA Division II elite eight in San Antonio, Texas next Tuesday.  Contributing to the team's breakout season are two science majors, Beth Mantkowski (Biology; pictured above) and Daiva Gerbec (Biochemistry; pictured to the right).  Mantkowski hit a crucial jump shot and two big free throws in the closing minutes of the game to help seal the victory.

Check back next week for updates on the women's team, as well as other science majors who are competing in national athletic competitions.

Photos from the Ashland Collegian.

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