Netters picked sixth in SAC poll

JBU senior Alyssa Hanson.

JBU senior Alyssa Hanson.

Siloam Springs, Ark. (August 11, 2010) — The John Brown University women’s volleyball team earned 22 points giving them the sixth spot on the Sooner Athletic Conference’s preseason coaches’ poll released on Tuesday.

Lubbock Christian (Texas), the 2009 Sooner Athletic Conference champion, has been picked by the conference coaches as the favorites to repeat in 2010.

The Lady Chaps were 27-8 overall last season. They collected six of eight first-place votes in the poll and finished with 48 points.

Oklahoma Baptist, which finished in a tie for second in the SAC with Oklahoma City last season, was second in the poll with two first place votes and 43 points. The Lady Bison were 31-10 last season.

Oklahoma City, coming off an 18-20 campaign in 2009, is listed third with 37 points, followed by Wayland Baptist (Texas) with 30, Southern Nazarene (Okla.) with 24, John Brown, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) with 13 and St. Gregory’s (Okla.) with seven.

Wayland Baptist (21-9), Southern Nazarene (23-13) and John Brown (23-11) all had strong 20-win seasons in 2009.

Total Poll Results: 1. Lubbock Christian (48) 2. Oklahoma Baptist (43) 3. Oklahoma City (37) 4. Wayland Baptist (30) 5. Southern Nazarene (24) 6. John Brown (22) 7. Mid America Christian (13) 8. St. Gregory’s (7)

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JBU senior Alyssa Hanson.