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WBB Slotted Eighth in MWC Pre-Season Poll

November 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Ripon, WI -- The Beloit College Women's Basketball team has been picked to finish eighth by Midwest Conference coaches in the MWC Pre-Season Poll, released by the Conference Office this afternoon.

Defending Champion St. Norbert College received eight of the ten first-place votes to lead the poll.  Monmouth College, with one first-place vote, was picked second while Lake Forest College was third.  Carroll University came in fourth followed by Ripon College, who received the final first-place vote, in fifth. 

Rounding out the poll was Illinois College in sixth, Grinnell College in seventh followed by the Bucs, Knox College in ninth and Lawrence University tenth.

First-year coach Jennifer Randall is set to lead the Buccaneers into the 2011-12 season with 11 letterwinners back, including four players who were in a majority of last season's starting line-ups.  Beloit finished 8-15 overall, 6-12 in MWC play in 2010-11.

The Bucs open their season on Tuesday, November 15, against Concordia University of Wisconsin in Flood Arena.  Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.  The Conference opener will be at Lake Forest College on Sunday, November 27.