Women’s Basketball Jumps to 17th In College Insider Mid-Major Poll

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac women's basketball team moved up three spots to No. 17 in the College Insider Top-25 Mid-Major Poll, announced on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Fresh off their second, in-season tournament win in as many seasons, the Bobcats are 6-0 for the first time in program history since turning NCAA Division I and first time since their 1985-86 campaign.

Quinnipiac, the last remaining undefeated team in the census, improved its run to six straight this past weekend with wins over New Hampshire and Rider at the Brown Bear Classic in Providence, R.I. Sophomore Samantha Guastella (Red Bank N.J.) scored a game-high of 13 points and grabbed three rebounds against the Wildcats, while junior Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) and sophomore Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) lifted the Bobcats over the Broncs with 20-point performances en route to All-Tournament Team honors. McQuain poured in 20 points going 8-of-15 from the floor and grabbed eight rebounds in 30 minutes of action. Martin was just as good, compiling a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and two steals.

In its third year of existence, the College Insider Mid-Major Committee selected Gonzaga as the top team in this week's poll – a second straight for the Bulldogs. Green Bay received three first place votes and garnered second, while Middle Tennessee, Delaware and Chattanooga rounded out the top five. Other noteworthy teams include Hartford (No. 10), who the Bobcats will take on next week, James Madison (No. 20), who the Bobcats beat in their season-opener, and Sacred Heart (No. 24), a fellow member of the Northeast Conference.

The Bobcats return to the hardwood Saturday, Dec. 8 where they will take on Holy Cross at the TD Bank Sports Center. Tip-off is set for 1:07 p.m. with all the action broadcasted live on the New England Sports Network (NESN).

 
Update: December 4th, 2012


    RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS  
1. Gonzaga (26) 6-2 746 1 West Coast
2. Green Bay (3) 5-1 741 2 Horizon
3. Middle Tennessee (1) 5-3 712 3 Sun Belt
4. Delaware (1) 3-2 639 4 Colonial
5. Chattanooga 6-1 586 6 Southern
6. BYU 3-4 581 5 West Coast
7. Princeton 5-2 575 7 Ivy
8. Marist 4-4 518 10 Metro Atlantic
9. Florida Gulf Coast 4-3 492 11 Atlantic Sun
10. Hartford 6-1 482 9 America East
11. Toledo 6-1 457 13 Mid-American
12. Hampton 6-3 441 8 MEAC
13. Appalachian State 6-1 406 12 Southern
14. Missouri State 5-2 345 14 Missouri Valley
14. Creighton 3-2 345 15 Missouri Valley
16. Bowling Green 4-3 261 15 Mid-American
17. Quinnipiac 6-0 230 22 Northeast
18. San Diego 5-1 125 18 West Coast
19. James Madison 3-4 204 20 Colonial
20. South Dakota State 4-4 181 19 Summit
21. Boston University 5-3 139 21 America East
22. UALR 6-1 138 23 Sun Belt
23. McNeese State 4-3 115 17 Southland
24. Sacred Heart 4-3 86 NR Northeast
25. Harvard 6-2 68 NR Ivy


OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  Liberty 67, Pacific 52, Idaho State 43, Saint Mary's 38, Youngstown State 35, Central Arkansas 22, Old Dominion 21, Drexel 13, Cal State Northridge 11, Central Michigan 8, UT Martin 8, Albany 6, Detroit 6, Lamar 6, Stetson 6, Mercer 5, Navy 5, Nicholls State 5, Eastern Illinois 4, Akron 3, Portland State 3, Army 2, Campbell 1, Illinois State 1, Iona 1.

 

Fans interested in purchasing season tickets for the 2012-13 campaign can call the QU Ticket Office at 203-582-3905, visit the official website of Quinnipiac athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or make a trip to the TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the official website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Women's Basketball Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu