This year has been exciting for Community College of Philadelphia’s (CCP) women's and men’s basketball teams. The student athletes, coaches and the entire athletics staff worked extremely hard. With the season coming to the end, CCP’s teams finished strong and have much to celebrate.
CCP’s women’s team finished the season undefeated in the conference (10-0), earning the regular season championship, as well as the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC) Tournament Championship titles. The women finished second in the Region with a final record of 15-1. Despite their loss in the Region XIX semifinals against the New Jersey Passaic women’s basketball team, CCP was ranked 10th in the nation throughout the season. Several players were ranked nationally, and as a result received All-Region recognition. Additionally, key players Casandra Colon (freshman forward), Kyirah Beckham (sophomore guard) and Andrea "Dream" Bowleg (sophomore center) received All-Conference honors.
The CCP men’s team stayed true to their long-lasting tradition of being among the region's best teams. While finishing the season third in the conference (9-5) and ninth in the Region (11-10), the men persevered and remained firm in their purpose. Sophomore guard Ishmael Marshall received All-Conference honors and ranked 9th in the nation in three-point percentage.
“I am very pleased with the teams' efforts this season,” said Rogers Glispy, CCP athletics director. “The women turned our program around and won the conference for the first time since 1997 — most impressive was how they achieved this by going undefeated.”
Additionally, four student athletes were named to the EPAC All-Academic Team: Andrea Bowleg (3.55 GPA), Cassandra Colon (3.5 GPA), Devonte Saxon (3.25 GPA) and Jemal Sheppard (3.5 GPA). Combined, the teams have 13 student athletes eligible to return next season.