OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha women’s basketball team was voted eighth in the Summit League preseason poll released Wednesday by the league office.
South Dakota State was tabbed the preseason favorite with 24 first-place votes, and South Dakota was picked second with the remaining nine first-place votes.
Western Illinois is third, followed by Oral Roberts, Denver, North Dakota and NDSU. Omaha and Purdue Fort Wayne round out the poll in eighth and ninth, respectively. The Summit League finished 12th out of 32 conferences in RPI last season.
Omaha welcomes Avila in an exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Baxter Arena before opening the regular season against USC Upstate on Friday, Nov. 9.
Summit League Women’s Basketball 2018-19 Preseason Poll
1. South Dakota State (24) – 624 points
2. South Dakota (9) – 557 points
3. Western Illinois – 469 points
4. Oral Roberts – 435 points
5. Denver – 431 points
6. North Dakota – 380 points
7. North Dakota State – 271 points
8. Omaha – 233 points
9. Purdue Fort Wayne – 181 points
2018-19 Summit League Preseason All-League Teams
Macy Miller (South Dakota State) – G, Sr.
Madison Guebert (South Dakota State) – G, Sr.
Ciara Duffy (South Dakota) – G, Jr.
Allison Arens (South Dakota) – G, Sr.
Taylor Higginbotham (Western Illinois) – G, Sr.
Lexi Klabo (North Dakota) – F, Sr.
Myah Selland (South Dakota State) – G/F. So.
Maya Mayberry (Oral Roberts) – G, So.
Claire Gritt (Denver) – G, So.
Madison Mckeever (South Dakota) – G, Jr.
Tagyn Laron (South Dakota State) F, Jr.
2018-19 Preseason Summit League Player of the Year
Macy Miller – South Dakota State