Wildcat Women Ranked in Another Preseason Poll

Oct. 3, 2003

Tucson, Ariz. (Oct. 3) - The University of Arizona women's basketball team is preseason ranked No. 20 in the Women's Basketball News Service Poll released this week. This is the third preseason poll which has the Wildcats listed among the top 25 teams in the nation, as they were ranked No. 17 in the Lindy's Sports Annuals Top 25 and No. 23 in the Athlon Sports Top 25.

Sophomore center Shawntinice Polk was named a third team preseason All-American by the WBNS as well, adding to her growing list of preseason honors. She was also named to the Street & Smith's Preseason 'Terrific Ten' list and was chosen a second team preseason All-American by Athlon Sports.

Practice starts on Saturday, Oct. 18, for the Wildcats, and they will see their first outside competition of the year in an exhibition game on Tuesday, Nov. 4, against the UMB Bankska Bystrica Slovakia club team at home.


Women's Basketball News Service
2002-04 Preseason All-Americans

First TeamDiana Taurasi - Connecticut
Alana Beard - Duke
Nicole Ohlde - Kansas State
Chandi Jones - Houston
Kelly Mazzante - Penn State
Lindsay Whalen - Minnesota
Rebekkah Brunson - Georgetown
Seimone Augustus - LSU
Erika Valek - Purdue
Stacy Stephens - Texas

Second Team
Nicole Powell - Stanford
Kendra Wecker - Kansas State
Shereka Wright - Purdue
Tan White - Mississippi State
Cappie Pondexter - Rutgers
Ann Strother - Connecticut
Tara Bjorkland - Colorado
Vanessa Hayden - Florida
Shameka Christen - Arkansas
Cathy Joens - George Washington

Third Team
Lindsay Taylor - UC Santa Barbara
Shawntinice Polk - Arizona
Giuliana Mendiola - Washington
Temeka Johnson - LSU
Jacqueline Batteast - Notre Dame
Heather Schreiber - Texas
Christi Thomas - Georgia
Shyra Ely - Tennessee
Kristen Mann - UC Santa Barbara
Jia Perkins - Texas Tech

Women's Basketball News Service
2003-04 Preseason Top 25

1. Connecticut
2. Duke
3. Texas
4. Texas Tech
5. Purdue
6. Kansas State
7. Tennessee
8. LSU
9. Minnesota
10. UC Santa Barbara
11. Georgia
12. Ohio State
13. Stanford
14. Rutgers
15. Penn State
16. Boston College
17. Notre Dame
18. George Washington
19. Louisiana Tech
21. North Carolina
22. TCU
23. Cincinnati
24. Vanderbilt
25. Utah

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