In an October 27th release, the Lady Bobcats were selected unanimously as the A.I.I. Division II preseason favorites due to their 24-9 record and advancement in the national tournament last season. Indiana Northwest and Clarke (Iowa) rounded out the top 3 selections.
The NAIA, who also posted their preseason Top 25 poll on October 27th, ranked the Lady Bobcats at #8. The Lady Cats have made 107 appearances in the Top 25 over recent years, second only to Morningside’s 114. Heading the top of the NAIA DII list are Morningside (Iowa), Davenport (Mich.) and Saint Xavier (Ill.).
The A.I.I. also selected preseason honors, with Player of the Year going to Nicki Monahan of Indiana Northwest. Lady Cat Hannah Wisdom was named to the 5-person All-A.I.I. First Team, and Brandy Uchtman was named to the All-A.I.I. Second Team.
The Lady Cats intend to work hard and not only achieve, but exceed their preseason recognition. The Lady Bobcats will play their first games of the regular season on the road as they head to Kansas to face Sterling College on October 30th and Kansas Wesleyan University on October 31st. They Lady Cats will play their first official home game on Tuesday, November 3rd at 7 PM, when they take on Missouri Baptist University. Be sure to head out to the Keeter Gymnasium and cheer them on.