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Lady Pioneers Climb To No. 17 In National Rankings

Kenyona Simmons and the Lady Pioneers have climbed to No. 17 in the USA Today Sports Division II Coaches' Poll

Glenville, WV – The Glenville State women’s basketball team moved up three spots in the latest USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 women’s basketball poll. The Pioneers are No. 17 in the latest rankings.

GSC is currently 19-2 on the season and has reeled off 13 straight wins.  The squad is also 14-1 in WVIAC play. The Pioneers picked up 252 total votes in the poll and were tied with two other schools with the biggest jumps in the rankings. GSC was 20th a week ago.

The Pioneers lead the nation in scoring at 97 points a game. The 303 three-point baskets are also the most in Division II. GSC also tops Division II with 14.4 three-point buckets a contest.

The Pioneers return to the hardwood on Thursday at Davis & Elkins. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m.

Rank
Institution – First Place Votes
Previous Rank
Record
Total Points
1
Ashland University (Ohio) -32
1
22-0
800
2
Bentley University (Mass.)
2
19-0
765
3
Clayton State University (Ga.)
3
20-0
739
4
Western Washington University
5
17-2
681
5
University of South Carolina – Aiken
6
17-2
656
6
Gannon University (Pa.)
7
20-2
625
7
Colorado Mesa University
4
18-1
602
8
Holy Family University (Pa.)
8
19-2
551
9
Washburn University (Kan.)
T9
15-3
515
10
University of Central Missouri
11
17-2
507
11
California State University – Chico
12
16-2
469
12
Simon Fraser University (BC)
13
16-3
451
13
Grand Canyon University (Ariz.)
14
18-4
332
14
Stonehill College (Mass.)
15
17-2
331
15
Shaw University (N.C.)
T9
18-3
330
16
Limestone College (S.C.)
16
17-2
313
17
Glenville State College (W.Va.)
20
19-2
252
18
Augustana College (S.D.)
18
16-4
233
19
Truman State University (Mo.)
22
16-3
170
20
Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)
23
15-4
148
21
Dowling College (N.Y.)
17
16-3
129
22
New York Institute of Technology
25
18-1
123
23
Augusta State University (Ga.)
24
15-3
104
24
Lewis University (Ill.)
NR
16-3
80
25
Fayetteville State University (N.C.)
NR
18-3
74
Dropped Out: Edinboro University (Pa.); University of Indianapolis (Ind.).
 
Others Receiving Votes: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 54; Edinboro University (Pa.) 51; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 38; Concordia University (Minn.) 31; University of Indianapolis (Ind.) 28; Minnesota State University – Mankato 23; California State University – Monterey Bay 21; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 19; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 17; Saint Mary’s University (Texas) 13; Anderson University (S.C.) 12; Indiana University of Pennsylvania 12; Newberry College (S.C.) 11; University of Wisconsin – Parkside 11; Assumption College (Mass.) 9; Florida Institute of Technology 9; Ouachita Baptist University (Ark.) 9; Montana State University – Billings 8; Rollins College (Fla.) 7; Michigan Technological University 6; University of Findlay (Ohio) 6; University of North Alabama 5; University of Southern Indiana (Ind.) 5; Colorado State University – Pueblo 4; Wayne State College (Neb.) 4; Pfeiffer University (N.C.) 3; Tarleton State University (Texas) 2; Southwestern Oklahoma State University 1; Wayne State University (Mich.) 1.
The USA TODAY Sports board of coaches is made up of 33 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2012-13 board: Carmen Dolfo – Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Linda Cimino (Caldwell College), Jeff Curtis (Northwood University), Joddie Gleason (Humboldt State University), Dennis Cox (Clayton State University), Kiley Hill (Valdosta State University), Corey Fox (Limestone College), Meghan Burke Brown (Southern Connecticut State University), Chris Kielsmeier (Wayne State College), Cleve Wright (Gannon University), Beth Jillson (Texas Woman’s University), Renee Jimenez (California State University Monterey Bay), Jennifer Knight-Kenesie (University of Wisconsin- Parkside), Jason Martens (Saint Mary’s University, Texas), Patrick Mashuda (Chowan University), Stephen McDonald (Fairmont State University), Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Todd Starkey (Lenoir Rhyne University), Corey Laster (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Cassandra Moorer (Stillman College), Rick Stein (University of Southern Indiana), Paul Fessler (Concordia University, St. Paul), Joe Pellicane (Dowling College), Linda Raunig (Regis University), Carrie Seymour (Pace University), Sally Brooks (Angelo State University), Glenn Wilkes (Rollins College), Lane Lord (Pittsburg State University), Lynn Ullom (West Liberty University), Kevin Woodin (Montana State University, Billings), Trent May (Grand Canyon University), and Susan Yow (Belmont Abbey College).
*Please note that all voters for the DII poll are required to vote each week between 9 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.
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