BEAVERTON, Ore. (KWSN)- After a historic season, Augustana women's basketball earned the No. 16 ranking in the Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25 Poll.
The Vikings return two starters from last year's Elite Eight squad who went 28-7 and broke a slew of records. Augustana is also coming off the first women's basketball conference title in program history when they won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament last march.
Guards Emily Schulte and Shaunteva Ashley headline the returnees for the Vikings and will be joined by Riley Nordgaard. The Vikings also welcome a freshman class of six athletes looking to replace four seniors.
Schulte earned NSIC Tournament MOP honors, leading the Vikings to their first conference crown. Ashley was named to the All-NSIC second team and Nordgaard earned All-NSIC Freshman team honors.
Augustana opens the 2013-14 season against Jamestown College on Nov. 16 in the Elmen Center. The Vikings then begin their 22-game NSIC slate with a trip to Wayne State on Nov. 25.
Courtesy of Augustana College