Nov. 13 – GREENVILLE, Pa. – With the 2014-15 NCAA Division III basketball season just around the corner, the Bethany College women’s basketball team was selected sixth, earning 52 points in this year’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll, announced the conference office on Thursday.
Thomas More was selected as the preseason favorite, collecting nine first place votes for 99 points. Saint Vincent earned the other first-place vote, finishing second with 89 points.
Washington & Jefferson checked in at third place with 77 points, followed by Waynesburg (72) at fourth and Westminster at fifth (57).
After Bethany, seventh place belonged to Grove City, who notched 42 points. Thiel, Chatham and Geneva then rounded out the final three spots of the poll.
The Green & White open their season on Saturday, Nov. 15 as they travel to Franciscan University for a 1:00 p.m. start. Bethany’s home opener will come 10 days later as they play host to non-conference opponent Marietta College. Their first conference contest will be on Wednesday, Dec. 3 as they welcome the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College.