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Murray State, SEMO near bottom of women's basketball OVC pre-season poll

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Murray State University and Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball teams round out the bottom of an Ohio Valley Conference pre-season poll.

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville was picked to win the 2015-16 Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball title in a preseason poll of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

SIUE went 19-12 overall and 13-3 in the OVC in 2014-2015. 

Murray State ranked 10th and SEMO ranked 12th.

Ke'Shunan James of Murray State was chosen as part of the 2015-16 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Team.

2015-16 OVC Women’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish                           

(Selected by OVC Head Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors)

  1. SIUE (10 first-place votes) - 226
  2. UT Martin (10 first-place votes) - 213
  3. Belmont (Three first-place votes) - 202
  4. Jacksonville State - 176
  5. Tennessee State (One first-place vote) - 168
  6. Eastern Kentucky - 122
  7. Morehead State - 111
  8. Austin Peay - 109
  9. Eastern Illinois - 88
  10. Murray State - 71
  11. Tennessee Tech  - 62
  12. Southeast Missouri - 33

(*Schools were not allowed to rank their own team. 11 points awarded for a first-place vote, 10 for second, etc.)

2015-16 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Team    

(Selected by OVC Head Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors)

Preseason OVC Player of the Year: Shronda Butts, SIUE                                        

  • Tiasha Gray, Austin Peay*
  • Shronda Butts, SIUE*%
  • Destany McLin, Jacksonville State#
  • Samaria Howard, Tennessee Tech#%
  • Shameekia Murray, Eastern Kentucky#%
  • Michaela Hunter, Eastern Kentucky
  • Ke'Shunan James, Murray State%                   
  • Shay Steele, Morehead State
  • Sally McCabe, Belmont
  • Jessy Ward, UT Martin%

* - 1st team All-OVC in 2014-15                                                      

# - 2nd team All-OVC in 2014-15                                                    

% - OVC All-Newcomer team in 2014-15

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