WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Cardinals picked to finish fifth in MAC West
Toledo, Bowling Green picked to win conference divisions
The preseason poll for the Mid-American Conference 2011-2012 women's basketball season was announced Tuesday by head coaches and media members. Ball State was predicted to finish fifth in the West Division ahead of Western Michigan.
The prediction categories were top teams in each division, predicted tournament champion and preseason All-MAC Team selections for the East and West Divisions.
Expected to finish first in the West Division is Toledo, while Bowling Green was picked to win the East. Toledo was picked to win the MAC Tournament in March.
No Ball State players were chosen for the All-MAC Team.
West Division Preseason Poll
2. Central Michigan
3. Eastern Michigan
4. Northern Illinois
5. Ball State
6. Western Michigan
East Division Preseason Poll
1. Bowling Green
4. Kent State
MAC Tournament Champion – Toledo
West Division Preseason All-MAC Team
Brandi Baker, Central Michigan
Niki DiGuilio, Central Michigan
Tavelyn James, Eastern Michigan
Naama Shafir, Toledo
Miame Giden, Western Michigan
East Division Preseason All-MAC Team
Rachel Tecca, Akron
Chrissy Steffen, Bowling Green
Courtney Osborn, Miami
Kirsten Olowinski, Miami
Tenishia Benson, Ohio