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Campbellsville University’s hard work has paid off on the hardwood as its men’s and women’s teams both were awarded bids for the NAIA Division 1 National Tournaments for this week.
Coach Keith Adkins’ Tigers, who defeated four teams twice that made last year’s nationals, opened up yesterday in Kansas City vs. Biola (Calif.). The Tigers have been to nine NAIA nationals overall, and five in the last seven seasons.
Coach Ginger Colvin’s Lady Tigers will be making the program’s 20th trip to nationals at three different sites. The Lady Tigers also played one of the toughest schedules in the country and will be playing in their fourth straight trip in Colvin’s five-year stint as head coach.
It’ll be the fifth time that both squads qualified for nationals during the same season. It was also a double delight for CU hoops in 1991, 2000, 2001 and 2010.
Also, just down the road, CU’s neighbor, Lindsey Wilson College, will also have both of its squads playing in the nationals.
Campbellsville University’s basketball success provides further evidence that Kentucky is indeed basketball country.