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Seniors aim to lead PSU women this winter

WATCH: The Pitt State women’s basketball team speaks at MIAA media day Tuesday ahead of the 2021-2022 season.

Pitt State has four seniors on this year’s roster and returns three starters from last season – including former local high school standouts Tristan Gegg (Labette Co.) and Sydnee Crain (Girard).

RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE ATHLETICS:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Pittsburg State University women’s basketball team was picked seventh in both the 2021-22 MIAA Preseason Coaches & Media Polls released today (Oct. 12).

The Gorillas received 94 points in the coaches poll and 70 points in the media poll.

Fort Hays State University was the preseason No. 1 selection of the MIAA coaches, while FHSU and the University of Central Missouri shared top honors in the media poll.

Pitt State returns three starters from its 2020-21 squad. The Gorillas open exhibition action on O when Nov. 5 when Gorillas travel to Manhattan, Kan., to face Kansas State University.

2021-22 MIAA Coaches Poll
1. Fort Hays State (6)       159
2. Central Missouri (3)      154
3. Nebraska Kearney (3)      153
4. Emporia State (2)         136
5. Central Oklahoma          121
6. Washburn                  106
7. Pittsburg State            94
8. Missouri Western           78
9. Missouri Southern          71
9. Northwest Missouri         71
11. Northeastern State         49
12. Rogers State               34
13. Lincoln                    24
13. Newman                     24

( ) first place votes

2021-22 MIAA Media Poll
1. Central Missouri (5)      118
1. Fort Hays State (4)       118
3. Nebraska Kearney          112
4. Emporia State              98
5. Central Oklahoma           87
6. Washburn                   72
7. Pittsburg State            70
8. Missouri Western           65
9. Northwest Missouri         62
10. Missouri Southern          49
11. Northeastern State         32
11. Rogers State               32
13. Newman                     18
14. Lincoln                    12

( ) first place votes

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