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13 May 2017

How Jessica Andrade went from table tennis champion to aspiring soccer player to UFC title contender

Jessica Andrade has the chance to become the best strawweight fighter in the world Saturday night in Dallas, as she takes on UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of UFC 211, but that wasn’t her first sports goal growing up.

Born in Umuarama, a tiny small in the northeast area of Parana — actually closer to Paraguay than the capital of the state, Curitiba — Andrade was addicted to sports.

2017 Elections

National Collegiate Table Tennis Association

To NCTTA school club presidents, members, alumni, coaches, and supporters:

The time has come for elections of certain positions on the NCTTA Board of Directors. For those of you interested in further involvement with NCTTA, here is your opportunity to play a crucial role in the direction of the organization, as well as that of college table tennis in the US and beyond.

These are the positions that are open for election.

Ohlone Remains Strong in Year Two

National Collegiate Table Tennis Association

By Andy Kanengiser

NCTTA Media Chair

California's Ohlone College stunned the USA's table tennis community with its strong third-place finish at the 2016 national championships.

Year two for the 8,000-student community college in the Silicon Valley shows the team from the West Coast is no fluke.

Yong Gao, the Ohlone computer science instructor and team's coach, has fans buzzing again at the 2017 national championships in Wisconsin.