OU women's basketball team ranked in preseason poll

Thursday, September 18th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Norman-AP) -- Oklahoma's women's basketball team is ranked 10th in SLAM Magazine's Top 15 pre-season poll.

For the 2003-2004 season, OU returns 78.8% of its scoring and 69.2% of its rebounding.

In addition, head coach Sherri Coale will welcome back four starters and nine letterwinners from last year's squad. The Sooners went 19-and-13 and advanced to its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament last year.

Returning for OU will be last year's top three scorers -- senior Maria Villarroel and All-Big 12 second teamers Dionnah Jackson, a junior, and Chelsi Welch, a sophomore.

Oklahoma will open the season with a pair of exhibition games on November 13th and 18th.