Women's Cross Country

    Hoosiers Ranked 23rd in Preseason Poll

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Kelly Siefker and the Hoosiers will kick off the 2005 campaign Sept. 16 by hosting the Indiana Intercollegiates.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Kelly Siefker and the Hoosiers will kick off the 2005 campaign Sept. 16 by hosting the Indiana Intercollegiates.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 8, 2005

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Led by Senior All-American Jessica Gall, the Indiana women's cross-country team is ranked No. 23 in the FinishLynx/NCAA Division I poll and ranked number No. 4 in the Great Lakes Region by the Women's Cross-Country Association. The Hoosiers finished last season in the No. 24 spot.

    In the Great Lakes Region, the Hoosiers are ranked behind Notre Dame, Michigan and Michigan State. Other teams of interest include, #14 Illinois, #30 Butler, and also receiving votes was Iowa.

    Indiana hopes to use this recognition as a springboard into the 2005 season.

    "It' s nice to be recognized in the national poll," Indiana head coach Judy Wilson said. "Having been at the NCAA Championships for the past three years, the team certainly has proven that we are a national caliber program."

    Both men's and women's teams will open their seasons in Bloomington, Ind as they host the Indiana Intercollegiates on Friday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m.

    FinishLynx/NCAA DIVISION I
    WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL POLL
    (Conducted by the Women's Cross Country Coaches Association)

    2005 Preseason Poll

    September 8, 2008
    Ranking Team (first place votes) - Points
    1. Colorado (5) - 379
    2. Duke (6) - 374
    3. Notre Dame - 356
    4. Stanford (2) - 344
    5. Michigan - 325
    6. Brigham Young - 321
    7. Providence - 319
    8. Arizona State - 292
    9. North Carolina State - 283
    10. Villanova - 261
    11. Columbia - 243
    12. Wake Forest - 215
    13. Michigan State - 210
    14. Illinois - 201

    15. UC - Santa Barbara - 191
    16. Tennessee - 181
    17. Arkansas - 180
    18. Princeton - 172
    19. Missouri - 133
    20. Colorado State - 112
    21. Georgetown - 109
    22. Georgia - 104
    23. Indiana - 99
    24. Baylor - 93
    25. Virginia - 74
    26. North Carolina - 69
    27. Washington - 60
    28. Marquette - 58
    29. Yale - 53
    30. Butler - 50

    Other Teams Also Receiving Votes: Southern Methodist 39, Florida State 38, Oklahoma 28, Idaho 27, Boston College 19, Iowa 15,Utah State 11, UCLA 4, LaSalle 2, William & Mary 1.

     

     

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