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Lady Pioneers Ranked 11th in USA Today Poll

Women's BasketballGlenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers basketball team is now ranked 11th in the USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.

The Lady Pioneers lead the NCAA Division II in scoring as they average 103.3 points per game. They are also leading the nation in 3-point field goals made per game averaging 13 a game.

The Lady Pioneers are coming off a 125-89 win over Notre Dame last Saturday.

They will battle West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday, January 23rd and Concord on Saturday, January 25th, both games are at home.

Rank Institution – First Place Votes Previous Rank Record Points

1 Bentley University (Mass.) -27 1 16-0 795

2 Emporia State University (Kan.) -4 3 17-0 766

3 Nova Southeastern University (Fla.) -1 4 14-0 729

4 Colorado Mesa University 5 15-0 680

5 Gannon University (Pa.) 2 17-1 647

6 Harding University (Ark.) 6 17-0 645

7 West Texas A&M University 7 13-1 600

8 University of Central Missouri 8 14-2 571

9 Drury University (Mo.) 10 14-1 529

10 Delta State University (Miss.) 9 13-1 526

11 Glenville State College (W.Va.) 12 14-2 450

12 Wayne State College (Neb.) 11 17-2 419

13 Rollins College (Fla.) 13 14-3 353

14 California State Polytechnic University – Pomona 17 12-2 337

15 Virginia State University 16 14-1 333

16 Quincy University (Ill.) 18 13-2 294

17 Tarleton State University (Texas) T14 13-2 281

18 University of Indianapolis (Ind.) T14 15-3 245

19 University of North Georgia 19 13-2 176

20 Adelphi University (N.Y.) 21 13-3 134

21 Wayne State University (Mich.) 20 12-2 124

22 Northern State University (S.D.) NR 14-2 113

23 Lewis University (Ill.) 25 12-3 99

24 Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 23 12-3 65

25 Minnesota State University – Mankato 22 11-5 59

Dropped Out: Georgia College.

Others Receiving Votes: University of Alaska – Anchorage 56; Michigan Technological University 54; Georgia College 49; Edinboro University (Pa.) 47; University of Southern Indiana 29; Missouri Southern State University 17; Wingate University (N.C.) 17; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 15; Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.) 12; Northwest Nazarene University (Idaho) 12; University of District of Columbia 12; Concordia University (Minn.) 11; Saint Leo University (Fla.) 11; Indiana University of Pennsylvania 10; Saint Martin’s University (Wash.) 10; Saint Edwards University (Texas) 9; Carson-Newman College (Tenn.) 8; Saint Mary’s University (Texas) 8; Simon Fraser University (BC) 8; Stonehill College (Mass.) 6; Minot State University (N.D.) 3; Montana State University – Billings 3; Northern Michigan University 3; Young Harris College (Ga.) 3; Pittsburg State University (Kan.) 2; Augustana College (S.D.) 1; California State University – East Bay 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 2013-14 board: Carmen Dolfo – Non-voting Chair (Western Washington University), Linda Cimino (Caldwell College), Jeff Curtis (Northwood University), Joddie Gleason (Humboldt State University), Mark Kellogg (West Texas A&M University), Craig Roden (University of West Alabama), Deirdre Kane (West Chester University), Meghan Burke Brown (Southern Connecticut State University), Mary Fleig (Millersville University of Pennsylvania), Kim Lusk (Saint Thomas Aquinas), Beth Jillson (Texas Woman’s University), Renee Jimenez (California State University San Bernardino), LaNay Larson (Academy of Art University), LeAnn Freeland (Nova Southeastern), Chris Ellis (Maryville University- St. Louis), Wendy Lee (Mount Olive College), Claudette Charney (Hillsdale College), Tim Kirby (Harding University), Todd Starkey (Lenoir Rhyne University), Corey Laster (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs), Cassandra Moorer (Stillman College), Louis Whorton (University of Arkansas- Fort Smith), Paul Fessler (Concordia University, St. Paul), Annette Wiles (Minnesota, Duluth), Linda Raunig (Regis University), Carrie Seymour (Pace University), Jacques Curtis (Shaw University), Lisa Carlsen (Lewis University), Lane Lord (Pittsburg State University), Lynn Ullom (West Liberty University), Kevin Woodin (Montana State University, Billings), Cindy Hilbrich (University of Montevallo), and Roger Hodge (Lincoln Memorial University).

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