DENVER, Colo. – The University of Nevada women's basketball team was selected fourth in both the preseason coaches and media polls released by the Western Athletic Conference on Tuesday. Nevada finished fourth last season with a 9-7 mark in WAC play.
Louisiana Tech tops both polls with 144 points (13 first-place votes) in the media poll and 47 (five first-place votes) in the coaches poll. The coaches tabbed Utah State second and Fresno State third, while the media selected Fresno State second and Utah State third. Nevada had 33 points in the coaches poll and 80 from the media.
Senior Kayla Williams was selected to the Preseason All-WAC first-team by the coaches and second-team All-WAC by the media. Fellow senior Amanda Johnson was named second-team All-WAC by the media. Utah State's Ashlee Brown was named preseason player of the year by both polls.
Last season, Nevada finished 22-11 after being picked third in both polls with Shavon Moore and Tahnee Robinson named to preseason honors.
The Wolf Pack will begin the 2011-12 campaign with an exhibition game on Nov. 9 against Notre Dame De Namur at 7 p.m. The Pack begins the regular season at home against Saint Martin's on Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in Lawlor Events Center. With two home tournaments, Nevada's home schedule will prove to be an exciting one, hosting teams such as Penn State, Iowa State, Oregon, UNLV, Fresno State and Louisiana Tech.
Season tickets start at $40 and are available now by going to official website at NevadaWolfPack.com or calling (775) 348-PACK, option 2.