Basketball lands in Top-25 for the first time in university history

TWU guard Kensha Saygo passes the ball over a defender. Photo by TWU Athletics


For the first time in Texas Woman’s University basketball history, the Pioneers are ranked in a national top-25 poll. TWU came in at No. 23 in the Women’s Basketball Division 2 Media Poll, sponsored by the Division 2 Sports Information Directors Association.

The Pioneers are 13-2 overall this season and 3-0 in the Lone Star Conference after Tuesday’s 59-54 win at Eastern New Mexico. TWU is off to its best start in program history and currently is riding a school-record 11-game win streak. The Pioneers also are ranked No. 3 in the South Central Region Media Poll behind Lubbock Christian and West Texas A&M.

Limestone is ranked No. 1 in the top-25 poll while Lubbock Christian is ranked No. 2. West Texas A&M, which TWU plays on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kitty Magee Arena, came in at No. 5.

The Women’s Basketball Division II Media Poll is in its second year of existence. The regional poll is released every Monday, followed by the national poll every Tuesday. Each region has six sports information director representatives that comprise the regional poll. The national poll has 16 voters – 2 from each region.

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Page last updated 10:58 AM, January 15, 2016