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National Champion Saints Finish Second in Division III Women's Basketball Home Attendance

National Champion Saints Finish Second in Division III Women's Basketball Home Attendance

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) – Thomas More University ranked second in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III women's basketball home average attendance during the 2018-19 season according to the NCAA.

In 11 games at the Connor Convocation Center, the Saints had a total attendance of 9,384 for an average of 853.  Thomas More only trailed Hope College, who averaged 954 people in 13 home games.

Thomas More also led NCAA Division III in four statistical categories.  The Saints were first in scoring margin (+28.9), field goal percentage (51.8), free-throw percentage (78.5) and win-loss percentage (100.0).

The Saints made their fourth appearance in the NCAA Division III Semifinals "Final Four" in the last five years and won the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship, which was their third in the last five years.  During Thomas More's NCAA Championship run, the Saints defeated five Top-25 teams in their six tournament games.   The Saints claimed the championship on March 16 when they defeated third-ranked Bowdoin College, 81-67, in the championship game played in Salem, Virginia.

Thomas More transitions to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Mid-South Conference for the 2019-20 season.