Kansas Picked Seventh in Preseason Poll

Oct. 12, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – In the Preseason Big 12 Women’s Basketball poll released Wednesday, Kansas was picked to finish seventh in a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Jayhawks received 35 votes and finished ahead of Oklahoma State (30), Kansas State (23) and Missouri (10).

Kansas returns four starters in 2011-12, including junior Carolyn Davis, who has already been named to the preseason Wooden Award and Wade Trophy watch lists, as well as to the Preseason All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team. Davis led the conference with a 66.0 field goal percentage a year ago and was fourth in the league averaging 19.0 points per game.

Other returning starters include senior Aishah Sutherland and juniors Angel Goodrich and Monica Engelman. Sutherland was right behind Davis pulling down 7.2 rebounds per game last season. Goodrich led the Big 12 with 6.3 assists in 2011-12, while Engelman was the league’s top three-pointer shooter during conference play hitting 43.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Baylor was chosen to win the Big 12 Conference for the third consecutive year.

Next up for Kansas is a trip to Kansas City for Big 12 Media Days on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Sprint Center.

2011-12 Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

1. Baylor (9) 81

2. Texas A&M (1) 73

3. Texas 60

4. Oklahoma 58

5. Iowa State 43

6. Texas Tech 37

7. Kansas 35

8. Oklahoma State 30

9. Kansas State 23

10. Missouri 10

First place votes in parentheses. Coaches not allowed to vote for their own team.