Lady Panthers to Face Columbus State in Elite Eight

The Virginia Union University women's basketball team, champions of the NCAA Atlantic Region, will face Columbus State University at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in the first round of the Elite Eight in Columbus, Ohio. 

VUU will enter the Elite Eight as the #6 seed while Columbus State will enter as the #3 seed.

Ashland University was named the #1 seed followed by California Baptist University as the #2 seed.

Columbus State won the NCAA Southeast Region by defeating Lincoln Memorial University 86-75 on Monday, March 13.

The Cougars are 31-1 on the season while VUU enters the Elite Eight at 26-4.  Columbus State is led in scoring by Alexis Carter, who averages 16.6 points per game.

VUU, however, is led in scoring by Atlantic Region MVP Lady Walker.  Walker averages 14.4 points and 11.2 rebounds for the Lady Panthers.  In the Atlantic Region Championship Game Walker scored a season-high 32 points.

This will mark the second-straight Elite Eight appearance for the Lady Panthers.