UCCS women picked fourth in RMAC preseason poll

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 27, 2006

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs basketball team was chosen to finish fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferenceâ€TMs East Division according to the 2006-07 preseason coachesâ€TM poll released Wednesday.

Regis, Metro State and Nebraska-Kearney, all of which were nationally ranked at some point last year, were chosen first through third respectively.

UCCS was also one of only six teams to recieve votes to compete in the RMAC Shootout, the conference's Final Four tournament.

This will be the Mountain Lionsâ€TM first season in the RMACâ€TMs East Division. When Fort Hays State left the conference and Western New Mexico was added to fill the void, UCCS was transferred to East.

The Mountain Lions, who were 12-16, 9-10 in the RMAC a year ago, have only three players returning from last yearâ€TMs team. Since only one of those (Dolly Fiedelman) was a starter, itâ€TMs not surprising that no UCCS players were tabbed for the preseason All-RMAC team.

The Mountain Lions do have three Division I transfers (Nancy Hoist, Tonya Tripp and Candace Thornton) and a junior college transfer (Stacy LaBuhn) who led the nation in assists this past season. They also return Emily Jenkins, who led the team in rebounding in 2005-06 but redshirted last season.


UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins22FSo.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FJr.
Emily JenkinsEmily Jenkins33FSr.
Nancy HoistNancy Hoist40F
Nancy HoistNancy Hoist40F
Nancy HoistNancy Hoist40F
Tonya TrippTonya Tripp43C
Tonya TrippTonya Tripp43CSr.
Stacy LaBuhnStacy LaBuhn11GJr.
Stacy LaBuhnStacy LaBuhn11GJr.
Candace ThorntonCandace Thornton23G/FSo.
Candace ThorntonCandace Thornton23G/FJr.
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