Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball
team has been picked third in the Great Lakes Valley Conference
East preseason poll, the league announced Thursday.
GLVC will be split into two seven-team divisions in 2005-06, with
NKU competing in the GLVC East. The Norse will be joined in the
GLVC East by Bellarmine, Saint Joseph’s, Lewis, Wisconsin-Parkside,
Indianapolis and Kentucky Wesleyan.
was tabbed the preseason favorite in the GLVC East by the coaches.
The Knights received five first-place votes and 35 total points.
first-place votes, 32 total points) is picked second in the poll.
NKU received 25 points and is third, followed by Indianapolis (20
points) at fourth. Kentucky Wesleyan and Wisconsin-Parkside tied
for fifth place in the GLVC East poll.
GLVC member Drury was picked to win the GLVC West with six first-place
votes and 36 total points.
back three starters from last season’s 16-12 team. The top
returning player for NKU is 6-foot-1 junior Karmen Graham, who averaged
11.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game during the 2004-05 season.
Graham also earned honorable mention All-GLVC accolades.
a 5-11 junior guard, averaged 9.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game
last season. She also
set an NKU single-season record by making 27 consecutive free throws.
the season Nov. 16 against Wilberforce (Ohio) in Regents Hall at
Lakes Valley Conference women’s basketball preseason poll
1. Bellarmine (5) 35
2. Lewis (2) 32
3. Northern Kentucky 25
4. Indianapolis 20
5. Kentucky Wesleyan 14
5. UW-Parkside 14
7. Saint Joseph’s 7
1. Drury (6) 36
2. Quincy (1) 30
3. Southern Indiana 26
4. SIU Edwardsville 21
5. Missouri-Rolla 16
6. Missouri-St. Louis 12
7. Rockhurst 6