RAMS PICKED FIFTH IN A-10 PRESEASON POLL

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU has been picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Preseason Poll as announced by the conference Tuesday.

The Rams are coming off a 23-10 season where they went 10-6 in A-10 play and finished fifth. VCU was rewarded with a bid to the Women's National Invitational Tournament and hosted Virginia in the first round.

The team returns 10 letterwinners overall and welcomes four freshman and a standout graduate transfer in Mooriah Rowser who joined VCU after graduating from Memphis this past May. Senior guard Isis Thorpe is the team's top returning scorer after averaging 9.7 points per game. Curteeona Brelove also returns after averaging 4.8 rebounds per contest. 

VCU will begin its season on Friday Nov. 11 against Coppin State. The game will tip off at 11 a.m.

A-10 Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Saint Louis (9).............................191
2. Dayton........................................166
2. Duquesne (3).............................166
4. George Washington (2)..............157
5. VCU ............................................148
6. Fordham.....................................117
7. Richmond...................................108
8. Saint Joseph's...............................94
9. Rhode Island.................................78
10. St. Bonaventure .........................68
11. George Mason ...........................64
12. La Salle .......................................49
13. Davidson ....................................42
14. Massachusetts............................22
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