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.


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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