November 8, 2017
Women's Basketball Picked Sixth in SAC Preseason Poll
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba was selected sixth in the 2017-18 South Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll. Terri Rogers was a preseason first team All-SAC pick, while Serena Brown was named to the second team. Wingate garnered seven first-place votes to be tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the league championship.
Rogers, a senior forward, was Catawba’s top scorer and rebounder last season, averaging 18 points and 8.8 rebounds a contest. She connected on 51% of her shots from the field and canned nearly 75% at the line. Rogers blocked a team high 17 shots and added 26 steals.
Brown, a senior point guard, averaged a league-leading 5.4 assists a game a year ago. She chipped in with 10.3 points a contest and averaged four rebounds. Brown connected on 29 three-pointers and shot 85% at the line. She recorded 41 steals.
The 2017-18 Women's Basketball season gets underway on Friday Nov. 10. Catawba will face Mount Olive at 2 pm in the SAC/CC Challenge in Hickory, N.C.
Women's Preseason Poll
Ranking School (First-Place Votes) Points
1. Wingate (7), 97
2. Lincoln Memorial (1), 85
3. Anderson (3), 84
4. Carson-Newman, 74
5. Newberry, 71
6. Catawba, 65
7. Lenoir-Rhyne, 40
8. Tusculum, 36
9. Queens, 30
10. Coker, 21
11. Mars Hill, 11
Danasia Witherspoon, Wingate
Terri Rogers, Catawba
Mika Wester, Carson-Newman
Shea Coker, Lincoln Memorial
Marta Miscenko, Wingate
Meg Essex, Newberry
Nicola Handreck, Newberry
Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson
Kasey Johnson, Tusculum
Madison Baggett, Anderson
Madi Suddreth, Lenoir-Rhyne
Serena Brown, Catawba
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2)
Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 3)
Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.
Swimming vs. QUEENS noon
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.
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