News Releases 2008

LETU Women's Basketball Ranked 6th in ASC East

Thu, Oct 16 2008

The LeTourneau University women’s basketball team, coming off the 2007-2008 season with an overall record of 6-19 and a conference record of 4-16, was picked to finish sixth this upcoming season in the East Division of the American Southwest Conference, according to the annual poll of the league’s coaches, sports information directors and media that was released by the ASC on Tuesday.
Howard Payne University and UT-Tyler have been predicted to retain their east and west division titles, receiving 16 and 14 first place votes, respectively. 
In the east division, both Louisiana College and Mississippi College had 3 first place votes. However, Louisiana College received a total of 111 points in comparison to Mississippi College’s 109 to steal a second place prediction. UT-Dallas rounded out the top four spots in the east with 97 total points and one first place vote. East Texas Baptist University was picked to finish fifth, and University of the Ozarks was picked seventh. “I am excited about the way we finished last year as we open up the new season,” said head coach Corey Thomaston. “ Nothing is given to anyone that is not earned and I am looking forward to our team earning a higher seed by the end of the season when the polls determine who makes the ASC Tourney.”
On the other side of the conference, Hardin-Simmons University was picked to finish second in the West, totaling 167 points and acquiring seven first place votes. Coming in at number three with 140 points and the last top vote was McMurry University; followed by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor obtaining 129 points to close out the west’s tournament bracket. Concordia University Texas was concluded to finish fifth, followed by Schreiner University, Sul Ross State University and Texas Lutheran University.
The women’s basketball team will start its season Friday, Nov. 15 th when it hosts the University of Dallas at 3 p.m. in Solheim Arena.