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.
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