DePauw to serve as host school for first annual Tampa Bay Shootout
May 18, 2004
Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University will serve as the host school for the first annual Tampa Bay Shootout in late December.
The tournament features four strong academic Division III schools with solid basketball programs. The 2004 field includes DePauw, Williams College from Williamstown, Mass., Emory University from Atlanta and Babson College of Babson Park, Mass.
"The goal was and is to get the best Division III academic and athletic small colleges in the country," DePauw head coach Bill Fenlon said. "We are thrilled with the schools competing in the inaugural tournament."
Williams is the top-ranked national liberal arts school in the 2004 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges Rankings, while DePauw is ranked 40th. Emory is ranked 18th among national universities and Babson is recognized internationally for its entrepreneurial leadership.
The Babson Beavers posted a 21-8 record in 2003-04 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship second round after winning the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference tournament.
Williams finished as the Division III runners-up in 2004 after dropping the title game by an 84-82 score against Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Ephs posted a 30-2 overall record including both the New England Small College Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles.
The Emory Eagles finished last year with an 11-14 record including a fifth-place finish in the University Athletic Association.
Competition will take place at the Tampa Preparatory School with games slated for Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30. Williams and Babson face each other in Tuesday's first game with DePauw and Emory tangling in the second contest. Consolation and championship games take place on Thursday.Back