Concordia first, Dordt second in GPAC womens basketball pre-season poll

October 18, 2019 10:31am

(Sioux City, Iowa) – Concordia totaled 121 points in the preseason coaches’ poll and is picked to win the 2019-20 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Basketball Championship. The Bulldogs tallied all eleven (11) possible first place votes while Dordt was picked second with 107 points and the final first place vote. Dakota Wesleyan was tabbed third with 105 points in the balloting. Northwestern was picked 4th in the League, with 82 points, Hastings, and Morningside were tied for 5th with 80 points each.

Last year Concordia won the regular season and tournament titles in the GPAC. The Bulldogs went on to win the 2019 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship and finished with a record of 35-3.

Six GPAC teams played in the 2019 NAIA Division II National Tournament as Concordia was joined by Dakota Wesleyan, Northwestern, Dordt, Hastings, and Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa, at the Tyson Events Center last March.

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Here is the complete 2019-20 GPAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

Place    School  Points First Place Votes

1. Concordia  121  11

2. Dordt  107  1

3. Dakota Wesleyan 105

4. Northwestern 82

5t. Hastings 80

5t. Morningside 80

7. Midland 55

8. Jamestown 50

9. Briar Cliff 48

10. Mount Marty 32

11. College of Saint Mary 17

12. Doane 15