Sun Belt: Preseason Polls, First Team Announced

By Jean Neuberger - October 24, 2006

We're underway in Lafayette, Lousiana, home of the 2006 Sun Belt Women's Basketball Tournament and the home of today's Sun Belt Women's Media Day. During breakfast, the preseason All-Conference team was annonced, along with the projected order of finish. Here's how they stand up, according to the coaches of the Sun Belt.

Presason Coaches Poll

East Division

1. Middle Tennessee (9) 74
2. Western Kentucky (3) 67
3. Florida International (1) 52
4. South Alabama 38
T5. Florida Atlantic 21
T5. Troy 21

West Division

1. Arkansas State (10) 87
2. North Texas (1) 65
3. Louisiana-Lafayette (2) 64
4. UALR 55
5. Denver 48
6. Louisiana-Monroe 31
7. New Orleans 14

And the Preseason Women's All-Conference Team? Here you go.....

Jocelyn Love (UALR, Sr., G/F) - Only needs 14 pts. to become UALR's all-time top scorer
Adrianne Davie (Arkansas State, Sr., C) - Three-time All-Conference first-team player
Chrissy Givens (Middle Tennessee, Sr., G) - Voted SBC Player of Year and Tourney MVP in 2006
Yolanda Jones (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr., F) - Last Year's SBC Newcomer of the Year, averaged 18.1 ppg
Crystal Kelly (Western Kentucky, Jr., F) - Averaged 20.2 pts. a game to lead Hilltoppers

The Player of the Year? The Coaches think it'll be a repeat year for Middle Tennessee's Chrissy Givens.

More to come from Lafayette.

Posted by Jean Neuberger at 10:09 AM on October 24, 2006

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