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2017 MAC Tournament Champions visit Toledo City Council

The 2017 Mid-American Conference Tournament Champion Toledo women’s basketball team were guests of Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and the Toledo City Council March 21 at One Government Center.

Head Coach Tricia Cullop and the Rockets were honored with a resolution from Hicks-Hudson in Council Chambers. A handful of council members also made remarks about UT’s championship run, and the entire Toledo City Council took photos with the group.

The MAC Champions and UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien posed for a photo with Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson in her office at One Government Center.

Prior to the council meeting, UT spent time with Hicks-Hudson and had the opportunity to take a tour of her 22nd floor office.

Earlier in the day, the Governor’s Northwest Ohio Regional Liaison Lu Cooke presented the Rockets with a proclamation from Gov. John Kasich marking their first MAC Tournament title since 2001 and eighth in program history.

Toledo, which finished the year with a 25-9 overall record, earned the Mid-American Conference’s automatic bid to the “Big Dance” after winning the MAC Tournament in Cleveland. The Midnight Blue and Gold defeated Akron, 65-37, in the first round, MAC East Division champion Kent State, 67-63, in the quarterfinals, defending MAC Tournament champion Buffalo, 72-65, in the semifinals and Northern Illinois, 82-71, in the finals.

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