CIAA Announces Women’s 2017-18 Basketball Predictions & Preseason All-CIAA Team

CHARLOTTE  – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Women’s Basketball Coaches Association have announced the 2017-18 Women’s Bannouncedl Predicted Order of Finish and Preseason All-CIAA Team.

The reigning CIAA Champion Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls have been predicted this season’s top conference contender. The Golden Bulls finished last season 22-8 overall with a 12-4 conference record. Not far behind the Golden Bulls are the Virginia Union University Panthers. The Panthers have been selected to finish second after being eliminated by Johnson C. Smith University in the 2017 CIAA Basketball Tournament. The Panthers were crowned the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Runner-Up after falling to the undefeated Ashland University Eagles in the 2017 Division II Women’s National Championship.

 

2017-18 Women’s Basketball Predicted Order

(as selected by the CIAA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association)

Overall Predicted Order

2016-17 Team Record

Overall/Conf./Div.

2017-18

Head Coach

2017-18

Schedule

Notes

1

Johnson C. Smith University, 102 pts.

8-2 / 12-4 / 22-8

Stephen Joyner, Jr.

Schedule

2

Virginia Union University, 99 pts.

7-3 / 13-3 / 28-5

AnnMarie Gilbert

Schedule

2016-17 Coach of the Year

3

Bowie State University, 81 pts.

6-4 / 11-5 / 20-8

Shadae Swan

Schedule

4

Virginia State University, 72 pts.

7-3 / 11-5 / 22-8

James Hill

Schedule

5

Shaw University, 64 pts

6-4 / 8-8 / 11-18

Jacques Curtis

Schedule

6

Chowan University, 63 pts.

7-3 / 10-6 / 17-10

LaToya Jones

Schedule

7

Livingstone College, 61 pts.

6-4 / 9-7 / 14-13

Tiffany Silver

Schedule

8

Winston-Salem State University, 51 pts.

6-4 / 9-7 / 14-14

L’Tona Lamonte

Schedule

9

Fayetteville State University, 40 pts.

4-6 / 6-10 / 8-18

Serena King-Coleman

Schedule

10

Lincoln (PA) University, 38 pts.

2-8 / 4-12 / 9-20

Darrell Mosley

Schedule

11

Elizabeth City State University, 15 pts.

1-9 / 3-13 / 5-18

Antonio Davis

Schedule

12

Saint Augustine’s University, 12 pts.

0-10 / 0-16 / 3-26

James Richmond (Assistant)

Schedule

 

Divisional Predicted Order

Northern Division

Southern Division

1 Virginia Union 1 Johnson C. Smith
2 Bowie State 2 Shaw
3 Virginia State 3 Livingstone
4 Chowan 4 Winston-Salem State
5 Lincoln (Pa.) 5 Fayetteville State
6 Elizabeth City State 6 Saint Augustine’s

 

 

2017-18 Women’s Preseason All-CIAA Team

 

BSU

#1 Kiara Colston

Sr./G/Burtonsville, MD

BSU

#3 Kyah Proctor

Sr./G/Capital Heights, MD

FSU

#33 Yakima Clifton

Jr./G/Durham, NC

JCSU

#1 Malia Rivers

So./G/Pageland, SC

JCSU

#42 Blaire Thomas

Sr./F/Waterloo, IA

LU

#33 Teira Pendleton

Sr./F/Baltimore, MD

LC

#10 Zena Lovette

Jr./G/High Point, NC

SAU

#30 Kaaliya Williams

So./G/Richmond, VA

 

SU

#33 LaQuisha Taylor

Sr./F/Charlotte, NC

VUU

#0 Jayda Luckie

Sr./G/Norfolk, VA

VUU

#23 Alexis Johnson

Sr./F/Hamilton, NJ

WSSU

#3 Kandace Tate

Sr./F/Park Forest, Ill

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