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TCC LADY STORM WINS 5TH VCCS CONFERENCE TITLE
TCC player named Tournament MVP
HAMPTON ROADS, VA (March 17, 2011) – The Lady Storm won their fifth consecutive VCCS Conference title during a series of games held on March 5 and 6 at Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake.
The games: TCC knocked off Thomas Nelson Community College in the semifinal game, 58-43. Led by Desiree Johnson's 25 points, the Lady Storm controlled the game from start to finish. TCC next faced the Lady Raiders of Northern Virginia Community College. The Lady Storm would be challenged early, starting with only six players, as well as facing a well-prepared battling team. Nevertheless, the Lady Storm would not be denied. Led by a strong team defense, TCC held the high-scoring Lady Raiders to only 47 points. Desiree Johnson, who would be named Tournament MVP, poured 30 points in the 57-47 victory.
For Lady Storm Coach Curtis McGill it was a very rewarding season. His ladies matured and grew into a strong unit despite having relatively small numbers. Forwards DeShauna Purnell and Melissa Stein showed exponential growth throughout the campaign. Guards Kirsten Worley and Kiana Carpenter grew both in confidence and performance as the season progressed. So much so for Carpenter, that she was named to the VCCS All-Tournament Team in addition to being named to the All-VCCS 1st team.
Sophomores Shamona Wilson, Danielle Brown and Desiree Johnson provided leadership and veteran savvy to the team, with Johnson named Tournament MVP. For Wilson and Johnson it was their second VCCS Championship run. For Brown this Championship makes it three titles in three seasons at TCC. Brown finishes her TCC career as a three-time champion, as well as a three-time All-Tournament team member.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.