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