NEWBERRY — The Newberry College women’s basketball team has been picked fourth in the annual South Atlantic Conference Coaches’ Poll, the league office announced Tuesday.
Senior Samantha Creed was named a first team preseason all-conference pick.
Newberry picked up a first place vote and 107 total points in a tightly packed top of the conference. The Wolves are only 10 points back of preseason favorites Anderson (117, four first place votes).
Wingate and Catawba each have 112 points with Wingate earning three first place votes and Catawba earning one. Newberry is one point ahead of fifth place pick Carson-Newman, who has 106 points and three first place votes.
Creed was previously named a preseason All-American by the Division II Bulletin. She enters her senior season after earning WBCA honorable mention All-American, ECAC All-Star second team and first team all-South Atlantic Conference honors as a junior in 2014-15.
Creed led the team to the NCAA Tournament in her junior year, scoring 532 points while starting 32 games. She made 58 steals, seven blocks and 125 assists as the Wolves won the South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship.
The Wolves kick off the season with an exhibition game at national powerhouse South Carolina on November 6 at 7 p.m.
The regular season starts at the Southeast Regional Classic hosted by Limestone on November 13-14. The home schedule begins with the South Atlantic Conference opener against Queens on Nov. 24.
This release was provided by Newberry College.