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10-24-2018
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – UNC Greensboro’s women’s basketball’s junior guard Nadine Soliman and junior forward Te’ja Twitty were named to the preseason All-Southern Conference Team, while the Spartans were picked to finish fourth in the media and the coaches’ polls, announced by the league Wednesday.

Last season, Soliman earned a spot on the All-SoCon second team after averaging a team-high 13.5 points per game, which ranked eighth in the conference, on 40.5 (148-for-365) percent shooting from the floor with 3.8 rebounds per game.

In conference play, the Cairo, Egypt native recorded a team-best 14.7 points, which ranked eighth in the conference, on 43.5 (73-for-168) percent shooting from the floor with 4.1 rebounds per game.

Twitty averaged 9.5 points per game, which ranked 17th in the conference, on 44.2 (115-for-260) percent shooting from the floor with 6.4 rebounds per game, which ranked ninth in the SoCon, last season.  

In conference play, the Rutherforton, N.C., native averaged 9.9 points per game, which ranked 16th in the conference, on 43.3 (52-for-120) percent shooting from the floor with 8.1 rebounds per game, which ranked second in the SoCon.

The Spartans were picked to finish fourth in both the coaches’ and media polls.  In the coaches’ poll, UNCG received 27 points, five behind third-place Furman, and in the media poll, the Spartans got 65 points.

Mercer and ETSU were tied to win the conference by the coaches, while Mercer edged out ETSU by four points in the media poll.

The Spartans start the regular season at Georgia State Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. and then open at home Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. against Pfeiffer.  

2018-19 Preseason Southern Conference Coaches Poll

Team (First-Place Votes)       Total

T1.  Mercer (4)                          44

T1. ETSU (3)                            44

3. Furman                                 32

4.  UNCG                                 27

5. Chattanooga                        26

6. Wofford                                23

7. Samford (1)                         21

8. Western Carolina                 7

2018-19 Preseason Player of the Year

KeKe Calloway, Sr., G, Mercer 

2018-19 Preseason All-Southern Conference Team

Erica Haynes-Overton, So., G, ETSU

Le’Jzae Davidson, Jr., G, Furman

Celena Taborn, So., C, Furman

KeKe Calloway, Sr., G, Mercer

Amanda Thompson, Sr., F, Mercer

Nadine Soliman, Jr., G, UNCG

Te’ja Twitty, Jr., G/F, UNCG

Lakelyn Bouldin, Jr., G, Chattanooga

Da’Ja Green, So., G, Wofford

Chloe Wanink, R-Jr., G, Wofford

2018-19 Preseason Southern Conference Media Poll

Team (1st-Place Votes)       Total

1. Mercer (9)                         109

2. ETSU (4)                          105

3. Chattanooga (1)                89

4. UNCG                               65

5. Furman                             58

6. Samford (1)                      55

7. Wofford                            42

8. Western Carolina             17

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