L-R Women's Basketball Ranked No. 20 In The 2009-10 USA TODAY ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Preseason Poll
November 4, 2009
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the season on November 16 against Georgia College & State
Lenoir-Rhyne, shown here in its exhibition against Virginia Tech Monday, is ranked No. 20 in the USA Today ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches Preseason Poll.
Lilburn, Ga. – The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Basketball Team is ranked No. 20 in the 2009-10 USA Today ESPN NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Preseason National Poll. This marks the second national publication which has the Bears ranked nationally in the preseason.
Last month, the 2009-10 Division II Bulletin Poll had the Bears ranked at No. 22.
Lenoir-Rhyne (27-5 last year) was picked first in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, gaining eight of the nine first-place votes.
L-R returns all five starters and its top ten scorers from a squad that won both the South Atlantic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships last year and hosted the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament as the No. 1 seed.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the regular season on Monday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m., against Georgia College & State in Milledgeville, Ga.
USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' PRESEASON POLL
Rank Institution (Last Year's Record)
1. Michigan Technological University (27-7)
2. Franklin Pierce University (N.H.) (29-6)
3. California University of Pennsylvania (29-5)
4. Delta State University (Miss.) (30-7)
5. Fort Lewis College (Colo.) (28-3)
6. Minnesota State University, Mankato (32-2)
7. Emporia State University (Kan.) (26-6)
8. University of Alaska - Anchorage (31-4)
9. Stonehill College (Mass.) (22-8)
10. West Texas A&M University (28-6)
11. University of Indianapolis (Ind.) (24-10)
12. University of Central Oklahoma (23-5)
13. Clayton State University (Ga.) (26-7)
14. University of California - San Diego (27-5)
15. Northern Kentucky University (29-3)
16. Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) (23-4)
17. Holy Family University (Pa.) (26-6)
18. Washburn University (Kan.) (27-5)
19. Gannon University (Pa.) (30-4)
20. Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) (27-5)
21. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (26-6)
22. University of Tampa (Fla.) (26-6)
23. Hillsdale College (Mich.) (27-4)
24. Quincy University (Ill.) (27-5)
25. Grand Valley State University (Mich.) (20-10)