Hawkeyes Ranked by Pre-Season Publication

Sept. 28, 2006

The University of Iowa women’s basketball team is ranked 24th in Lindy’s pre-season rankings.

The 24th-ranked Hawkeyes are one of four Big Ten teams ranked; Ohio State is ranked 10th, followed by 11th-ranked Purdue and 20th-ranked Michigan State. In addition to the Big Ten teams ranked, who Iowa will play each twice, Rutgers (ninth) and Louisiana Tech (23rd) are also on the Hawkeyes’ 2006-07 schedule.

Iowa returns 10 letterwinners, including three starters from last year’s team that finished 17-12 overall, finished fifth in the Big Ten with a 10-6 mark and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes return the consensus Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Megan Skouby, honorable mention all-Big Ten honoree Krista VandeVenter and starting point guard Kristi Smith.

The Hawkeyes open their season Nov. 1 vs. Northern State in an exhibition game. Tip-off is slated for 6:35 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

1. Maryland
2. North Carolina
3. Stanford
4. Connecticut
5. Tennessee
6. Oklahoma
7. Duke
8. Georgia
9. Georgia
10. Ohio State
11. Purdue
12. LSU
13. Arizona State
14. Vanderbilt
15. Texas A&M
16. USC
17. New Mexico
18. Kentucky
19. BYU
20. Michigan State
21. Bowling Green
22. St. John’s
23. Louisiana Tech
24. IOWA
25. California