Feb. 12, 2002

NKU RANKED NO. 5 NATIONALLY

Norse (18-4) play at Bellarmine this Thursday

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball team is ranked No. 5 nationally in this week’s NCAA Division II poll.

The Norse are 18-4 overall and lead the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a 14-2 record. NKU will meet Bellarmine University at 5:45 p.m. this Thursday night in Louisville, Ky. The Norse will also play at Kentucky Wesleyan College at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Top 25 poll

1. California Poly Pomona (19) 18-3

2. Missouri Western (5) 20-2

3. North Dakota 18-4

4. Arkansas Tech 17-3

5. Northern Kentucky 18-4

6. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 19-3

7. South Dakota State 20-5

8. St. Mary's (Texas) 22-1

9. Mars Hill 18-2

10. Mesa State 20-2

11. Southern Indiana 19-5

12. Central Arkansas 19-3

13. Lake Superior State 18-2

14. Cal State-Bakersfield 18-3

15. Seattle Pacific 17-5

16. Gannon (Pa.) 18-5

17. Delta State 17-5

18. Rollins (Fla.) 18-4

19. Western Washington 18-4

20. American International 20-2

21. Nebraska-Kearney 19-3

22. USC-Aiken 17-4

23. North Dakota State 15-7

24. Adelphi 21-2

25. Southeastern Oklahoma State 19-3