Jayhawks, McCray Appear In Preseason Rankings

Sept. 20, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s basketball team and senior guard-forward Danielle McCray were featured in the rankings in a pair of college basketball magazine preseason issues.

The Jayhawks were ranked No. 22 in Athlon Sports College Basketball preseason issue which is available on newsstands now. KU was one of four Big 12 teams ranked by the publication. In addition, the magazine listed McCray as a Second Team All-American.

Lindy’s College Basketball preseason issue, also available on newsstands, ranked McCray among its Second Team All-Americans.

McCray and her teammates are coming off a 22-14 season in 2008-09 in which they advanced to the WNIT title game. The 5-foot-11 Olathe, Kan., native averaged 21.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game on her way to earning Honorable Mention All-America honors, as well as a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team.

KU will open its season on Oct. 16 with its first official practice and Late Night in the Phog festivities. The Jayhawks will face Pittsburg State in their exhibition opener on Sunday, November 1 in Allen Fieldhouse. KU will host Oral Roberts in the 2009-10 season-opener on Sunday, Nov. 15.