Two-Time Defending Champion Princeton Voted 2011-12 Women's Basketball Preseason Favorite
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton has been selected to win its third-consecutive Ivy League title after a vote by conference media and women's basketball sports information directors. The Tigers are 27-1 in Ivy play the past two seasons, including a 13-1 mark in 2010-11.
Princeton received 14 first-place votes and 133 points. Four starters return from last year's 24-5 squad, including first-team All-Ivy selections Devona Allgood and Lauren Edwards and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Lauren Polansky. Allgood averaged 11.9 points and a League-high 7.2 rebounds per game while Edwards contributed 11.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. The Tigers will also benefit from the return of 2009-10 Rookie of the Year Niveen Rasheed, who missed last year's conference slate due to injury.
Harvard (18-10, 10-4 Ivy League) was chosen to finish second in the conference with 117 points and three first-place votes. Senior guard Brogan Berry, the second-leading scorer in the Ancient Eight, returns for the Crimson, who handed Princeton its only Ivy loss last season and finished in a tie for second with Yale.
2011-12 IVY LEAGUE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL
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First-Place Votes in Parentheses