Photo: CPCC basketball

last modified Feb 05, 2013 09:58 AM

Did you know that CPCC had a basketball team for many years? The first CPCC team played in a city league in the winter of 1968 and competed against teams from area companies like Aetna Life, Humble Oil and Southern Bell. On February 4, 1969, the team played in its first inter-collegiate match, beating Rowan Tech 96-63.

Buoyed by this success, tryouts for CPCC's first varsity team were held in October 1969 and a school-wide contest was held to name the new team. The winner was the CPCC Tigers.

Over the next thirty years, various incarnations of this team played in a number of intramural and varsity leagues. In February 1995, the CPCC Tigers were ranked fourth in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Tigers played their last game in the spring of 1997.

Enjoy this photo of the basketball team in action, circa 1991. More photos of the basketball team can be found in the CPCC Archives.