NCTC Pioneer Women's Basketball Heading to Nationals

The Northland Pioneer Women's Basketball team has advanced to the 2016 NJCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. The Pioneers won the Region 13B Women’s Basketball Tournament with wins over Rainy River Community College and Mesabi Range Community College. These victories earned them a spot in the National Tournament on March 10-12, 2016 in Lincroft, New Jersey.

Northland will be the #2 seed in the tournament and play against Sullivan County Community College out of Loch Sheldrake, NY at 2 PM on March 10th. This is Northland’s eighth tournament appearance. Northland won the National Championship in 2014.

Northland had a 26-win and 2-loss season and was undefeated in the MCAC Northern Division. The Pioneers are coached by Shannon Nelson. She is in her sixth season as head coach of the Pioneers.

All Tournament games will be streamed live on NJCAA TV.

Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.