Oct. 14, 2003


Quincy favored to win GLVC in 2003-04

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Quincy University women’s basketball team has been picked to capture the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship in the 2003-04 preseason coaches poll, which was released Tuesday.

The Lady Hawks, who posted a 25-8 record a year ago, received nine first-place votes and 99 total points in the ballot. Northern Kentucky University, which advanced to the NCAA Division II national championship game last season en route to a 26-8 record, received two first-place votes and totaled 88 points to finish second in the preseason poll.

Defending GLVC champion University of Indianapolis is picked third in the poll, followed by Bellarmine University and the University of Southern Indiana.

Junior forward Connie Myers averaged 11.3 points per game last season and is NKU’s top returning scorer. The Norse also welcome back sophomore center/forward Sharell Snardon, who averaged 9.9 ppg and 5.9 rebounds per contest.

Snardon emerged as an inside force late in the season and earned All-Tournament honors at the GLVC Tournament, the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional and the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

Junior point guard Elizabeth Burrows (5.5 ppg) returns to the backcourt. Senior forward/guard Jessica Brock (5.5 ppg) and senior center Emily Phillips (1.1 ppg) are also back and will challenge for playing time.

Four freshmen - Karyn Creager, Karmen Graham, Quanita Hailey and Betsey Clark - arrive at NKU with impressive prep credentials and figure to make an impact in 2003-04. The Norse also welcome in transfers Nikki Perkins and Sarah Woods to the roster.

GLVC 2003-04 Women’s Basketball

Preseason Coaches Poll

School, first-place votes, total points

1) Quincy.....(9) 99

2) Northern Kentucky.....(2) 88

3) Indianapolis.....81

4) Bellarmine....71

5) Southern Indiana.....69

t6) Saint Joseph’s.....48

t6) Wisconsin-Parkside.....48

8) SIU Edwardsville....44

9) Lewis....25

t10) Kentucky Wesleyan....16

t10) Missouri-St. Louis....16

Connie Myers