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ASU Women Tabbed Second In SoCon Preseason Poll PDF Print
Written by Ryan Bower   
Thursday, 27 October 2011 10:26

Appalachian State women's basketball was picked to finish second in the Southern Conference by the league's coaches, the SoCon announced on Thursday.
The Mountaineers, who ripped

through the SoCon a year ago en route to a regular season title, received 88 points and two first-place votes to finish 11 points behind preseason favorite Chattanooga.
Elon was picked to finish third with 76 points while defending SoCon Tournament champion Samford was tabbed fourth with 71 points. Davidson picked up 67 points to round out the top five.
Furman was picked sixth with 55 points while Georgia Southern finished in seventh with 51 points. UNCG and Western Carolina were picked in the eighth and ninth spots, respectively, while College of Charleston and Wofford rounded out the preseason poll in the 10th and 11th spots.
Appalachian junior Anna Freeman was named as a preseason all-SoCon selection for the second-consecutive season.
Freeman is ASU's leading returning scorer after averaging 14.2 points per game last year. A 2010-11 all-SoCon selection, Freeman led the conference in steals (100) while finishing in the top five in four other statistical categories.
Chattanooga, Davidson and Elon each placed two players on the preseason all-SoCon team while Furman, Georgia Southern and Wofford tallied one selection each.
Appalachian State plays host to Mars Hill in an exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. inside the Holmes Center. The Apps kick off the regular season with a road contest at Virginia on Nov. 11.


2011-12 SoCon Women’s Basketball Coaches Preseason Poll


      Team      (1st Place Votes) Total Points
1. Chattanooga        (9)             99
2. Appalachian State  (2)             88
3. Elon                               76
4. Samford                            71
5. Davidson                           67
6. Furman                             55
7. Georgia Southern                   51
8. UNCG                               35
9. Western Carolina                   27
10. College of Charleston             21
11. Wofford                           15


2011-12 SoCon Women’s Basketball Preseason

All-Conference Team
Anna Freeman, Appalachian State
Sophia Alexandravicius, Davidson
Laura Murray, Davidson
Kelsey Evans, Elon
Ali Ford, Elon
Kaitlyn Murphy, Furman
Meredith Frye, Georgia Southern
Kayla Christopher, Chattanooga
Whitney Hood, Chattanooga
April Moorhouse, Wofford


SoCon Women’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year
Sophia Alexandravicius, Davidson




Photo Courtesy:  ASU Athletics


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