HOWARD WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SQUAD PICKED 12TH IN PRESEASON POLL
WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.howard-bison.com) – With the tip-off to the 2012-13 women's basketball season under a month away, and numerous preseason polls and rankings being published for major conferences (BCS conferences). "Full Court," the leading women's basketball website took the time to rank mid-major conference teams and the Howard University women's basketball team made the list.
Among 340 mid-major Division I institutions in the country, the Lady Bison ranked 12th above Richmond (Atlantic 10), Harvard (Ivy) and Central Michigan (Mid-American) on the preseason list.
Howard returns all five starters from the 2011-12 season and a unit that posted a school-record of 24-9. Of those eight seniors and five starters are the two top student-athletes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and All-Americans: Saadia Doyle and Tamoria Holmes.
HU tips-off the 2012-13 season with four consecutive road games:
- St. Francis (Pa.) on Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Loretto, Pa.
- Penn State on Nov. 11at 2:00 p.m. in State College, Pa.
- DePaul on Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Chicago, Ill.
- Northwestern on Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Chicago, Ill.
For more information Howard women's basketball, visit the official HU Athletics website at www.howard-bison.com.