PHILADELPHIA With the announcement of the Ivy League Preseason media poll on Tuesday, the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the Ivy League. The media poll features two media members from each of the eight Ivy League institutions.
Penn received 52 votes, finishing ahead of Princeton (46) and Brown (18). Harvard was picked to finish first with 10 first-place votes and 128 points followed by Dartmouth’s four first-place votes and 117 points, and Cornell’s three first-place votes and 74 points.
The Quakers have a bright future ahead of them as they return all but one starter from last year’s squad as well as all of their top reserves. Penn’s top-six in scoring and minutes are back for the 2008-09 campaign.
Senior Carrie Biemer returns with her 13.9 ppg and 4.1 rpg, while sophomore Kim Adams and senior Kelly Scott averaged 9.0 and 8.9 ppg, respectively, last season. Junior Sarah Bucar’s team-leading 90 assists and 30 steals from 2007-08 will also be back in the lineup.
Penn finished sixth in the Ivy League last season, but did finish on a high note with three wins in its final four games.
Ivy Poll Points
1. Harvard (10) 128
2. Dartmouth (4) 117
3. Cornell (3) 94
4. Yale 83
5. Columbia 74
6. Penn 52
7. Princeton 46
8. Brown 18