Women's Basketball Picked Fourth in A-10 Preseason Poll

Oct. 24, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Duquesne women's basketball team has been selected to finish fourth of 16 teams in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll. Additionally, juniors Wumi Agunbiade and Orsi Szecsi were selected First-Team and Second-Team All-Conference respectively. Senior Jocelyn Floyd was named to the All-Defensive team.

The Dukes, coming off its fourth consecutive 20-win season and WNIT appearance, received three first place votes and a total of 204 points. Defending conference champion Dayton was selected first (7 first place votes, 239 points) followed by Richmond (1, 207) and Charlotte (1, 206).

The top 10 was rounded out by Saint Joseph's (195), defending regular season champion St. Bonaventure (3, 172), George Washington (139), La Salle (114) and Xavier (111).

Fordham (96), Butler (80), VCU (71), Saint Louis (64), Massachusetts (56) and Rhode Island (21) were selected 11-16.

The Dukes season opens on Friday Nov. 9 against Liberty in the First Round of the Preseason WNIT.




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