Welcome to ScarletKnights.com
    • iPad/iPhone App
    • Find us on Facebook
    • Twitter
    • RSS Feed
    • Get Text Alerts
Rutgers Women’s Basketball Tabbed Fifth in Preseason BIG EAST Coaches’ Poll
  • Posted on October 18, 2012 3:39:53 PM
  • Increase Font SizeDecrease Font Size
  • RSS Feed
  • Subscribe
  • Monique Oliver
    Senior Monique Oliver earned a spot on the preseason team after being an All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention selection last season.

    NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 18, 2012) –  Rutgers women’s basketball was selected to finish fifth in the 2012-13 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll it was announced by the conference office at its annual media day held this year at the New York Athletic Club.

    After tying for sixth place with a 10-6 league mark last year and posting a 22-10 overall record last season, the Scarlet Knights were chosen to improve one spot in 2012-13. Rutgers earned its 10th-straight NCAA Championship bid last season and a No. 6 seed.  Head coach C. Vivian Stringer, in her 18th season “on the banks” and 42nd season overall, returns eight letterwinners and welcomes a five-member recruiting class ranked third in the nation.

    Senior Monique Oliver (Las Vegas, Nev.) earned a spot on the preseason team after being an All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention selection last season.  Oliver, the Scarlet Knights returning leading scorer, averaged 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times during last year’s campaign. She currently ranks sixth in the Rutgers record books with 144 career blocked shots and sixth with a .557 field goal percentage.

    Connecticut, the 2012 BIG EAST Championship tournament winner, was picked to win the regular-season title. The Huskies, who received 12 first-place votes, edged last year’s regular-season champion, Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish received three first-place votes and were picked to finish second.

    Louisville was selected to finish third, with St. John’s picked fourth and Rutgers rounding out the top five. DePaul was slotted sixth, while Syracuse and Georgetown were separated by only one point in seventh and eighth, respectively. The Hoyas were followed by USF, Villanova and Marquette in ninth, 10th and 11th. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and Providence followed the Golden Eagles, with the Panthers and Pirates tied for 13th. 

    RU will tip-off the season at Georgia on Sunday, Nov. 11 and host George Washington in its home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    2012-13 Preseason Coaches Poll                                              

    1.

    Connecticut (12)

    194

    2.

    Notre Dame (3)

    182

    3.

    Louisville

    167

    4.

    St. John’s

    144

    5.

    Rutgers

    143

    6.

    DePaul

    138

    7.

    Syracuse

    105

    8.

    Georgetown

    104

    9.

    USF

    97

    10.

    Villanova

    78

    11.

    Marquette

    75

    12.

    Cincinnati

    61

    13.

    Pittsburgh

    31

     

    Seton Hall

    31

    15. 

    Providence

    25

    First-place votes in parentheses

     

    Next Game
    There are no online events today.
     
    Rutgers Ticket Office
    RutgersShop.com
    Rutgers Auctions
    Bank of America
    AT&T Text Alerts
    Fan I Am
    New Jersey Audi Dealers
    Join the Jr. Knights Club



    • Acme Nissan








    • Somerset Medical Center

    • Rutgers Center of Management Development
    • NJ National Guard


    • Rutgers Barbershop

    • University Pain Medicine Center

    BIG EAST Conference