Cougs Picked Sixth in Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference released its 2021- Pac-12 Women's Basketball Coaches Preseason Poll on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and the coaches have picked the Washington State women's basketball team to finish sixth.
WSU picked up 70 points to finish in the middle of the pack in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Coaches Poll. This year's No. 6 preseason prognostics is tied for the program's highest selection in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preseason Poll, as WSU was also selected sixth in the 2009-10 Pac-12 Preseason Poll. The 70 points that WSU accumulated in this year's Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll is the highest point total in program history.
The Cougars, who enter year four under head coach Kamie Ethridge, are coming off one of the most impressive seasons in program history. WSU earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 30 seasons and earned the program's first AP top-25 ranking. Washington State is the only school in the Pac-12 to return all five starters from a season ago, which includes sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker, who is the top returning scorer in the Pac-12, and fifth-year senior Krystal Leger-Walker, who is the league's top returner in assists.
WSU will get the 2021-22 season off to an unofficial start on Oct. 24, when the Cougars host Saint Martin's for an exhibition contest at Beasley Coliseum. Tip-off against the Saints is set for 2 p.m. PT. Washington State kicks off the 2021-22 season on Nov. 9, when they host San Jose State for a 7 p.m. PT contest at Beasley Coliseum.
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