Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Women's Flag Football Wins National Championships

Florida A&M University (FAMU) women’s flag football team, Simply Marvelous, has recently won two national championships – tallying six national championship wins within four years. Simply Marvelous most recent titled game, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Campus Championship Series (NCCS) National Championship, is scheduled to air Saturday, January 29 at 10 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

Simply Marvelous is scheduled to play in ESPN’s Weekend Women’s Flag Football Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex.

Simply Marvelous first – with a season record 11-0 – defeated Stephen F. Austin 35-6 in the NCCS Regional Flag Football Championship last month at the University of Southern Mississippi before traveling to Texas A&M University for the NIRSA NCCS National Championship.

Dominating their competitors in the NIRSA NCCS National Championship, Simply Marvelous went 5-0 and defeated Texas State University 26-6 in the final game.

FAMU freshman Erika Collins was named the Most Valuable Player. Collins, along with teammates Kimbryana Lewis and Aisa Evans, was chosen to be a part of the All-Tournament Team.

Just days before being named NIRSA NCCS National Champions, Simply Marvelous were the American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS) winners during the 31st Annual National Flag Football Tournament in New Orleans, La. where they trounced more than 40 teams.

ACIS Flag Football is a series of campus flag football regional and national championship tournaments that provide college student athletes with the opportunity to compete in high quality, nationally promoted intramural and extramural events.

The National Campus Championship Series (NCCS) is a component program of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). The mission of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) is to provide for the education and development of professional and student members and to foster quality recreational programs, facilities and services for diverse populations. NIRSA demonstrates its commitment to excellence by utilizing resources that promote ethical and healthy lifestyle choices.

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