Radford Women’s Basketball Selected Sixth in Big South Preseason Poll

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As announced in the 2021-22 preseason poll by the Big South Conference on Wednesday morning, Radford women’s basketball was selected to finish sixth overall.

The Highlanders received 76 total points with a majority of their votes selecting them to finish in sixth place, a tally which is voted on by the league’s head coaches. Radford finished 17 points behind fifth-place Gardner-Webb and six points ahead of UNC Asheville and Presbyterian, who both tied for seventh-place.

Radford returns seven players from the 2020-21 squad which includes a majority of their minutes, points and rebounds. Last year’s squad fought through the many issues a global pandemic presents to finish with a 9-9 conference record, ending the season by going on a 4-1 run with wins against Charleston Southern, Campbell and Hampton. Radford is also currently on a seven year streak of finishing with a conference record at or better than .500.

The 2021-22 season is quickly approaching and will tip-off on Wednesday, Nov. 10 on the road against Pittsburgh. Conference play begins on the road at UNC Asheville on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Radford’s first home conference match is set to be played against Winthrop on New Year’s Day 2022.

2021-22 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

Rk.Team (first-place votes)Total Points
1.High Point (6)143
2.Campbell (2)121
3.Longwood (3)119
4.North Carolina A&T114
T-7.UNC Asheville70
10.USC Upstate38
12.Charleston Southern18

Note: points are based on a weighted system. First-place votes received 11 points, followed by 10 points for second-place, and so on. 

2021-22 Big South Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Skyler Curran, High Point (Preseason Player of the Year)
Kyla McMakin, Longwood
Akila Smith, Longwood
Nadiria Evans, UNC Asheville
Shy Tuelle, Campbell

Jenson Edwards, High Point
Chanin Scott, North Carolina A&T
Taya Bolden, Campbell
Nylah Young, Hampton
Alasia Smith, Gardner-Webb

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