Beavers Tabbed Seventh In Pac-10 Women's Basketball Coaches Poll

Oct. 10, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Oregon State University women's basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the 2001-02 Pacific-10 Conference coaches poll, as was announced Wednesday.

The Beavers received 39 points in the voting, while Stanford, who tied for first place in the Pac-10 with Arizona State and Washington last season, was predicted to repeat as champion with 81 points and nine first place votes.

Oregon State returns seven players from last season's 16-13 squad, including Pac-10 Player of the Year and honorable mention Kodak All-American Felicia Ragland.

OSU finished tied for sixth place in the Pac-10 in 2000-01, as the Beavers reached the postseason for the first time since 1996 with a berth in the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

Four Pac-10 teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2001: Arizona State, Stanford, Oregon and Washington, while Arizona joined the Beavers in the WNIT.

OSU begins practices on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. The Beavers return to the court on Sunday for an hour-long parent-child clinic at 3 p.m., with all proceeds donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. A minimum donation of $5 dollars must be contributed to attend the clinic.

2001-02 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES POLL

1. Stanford (9)	        812. Washington 	        653. USC (1)	        634. Arizona State	585t. Arizona	        50     Oregon 	        507. Oregon State	        398t. California	        19     UCLA		1910. Washington State	11

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