COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Fort Hays State women's basketball team is ranked No. 22 in the D2SIDA Media Poll released Tuesday.
The Tigers return 11 letterwinners from last year's squad that won 26 games and reached the second round of the NCAA Division II regional time. Returners include four All-MIAA performers in Tatyana Legette, Carly Heim, Kacey Kennett and Lanie Page.
Defending national champion Central Missouri is ranked No. 1 in the poll.
The poll is comprised of ballots from Division II sports information directors, two from each region.
Fort Hays took the University of Kansas to overtime before falling 90-83 to the Jayhawks in its first exhibition game on Sunday in Lawrence.
The Tigers will play their second and final exhibition at Kansas State at 7 p.m. Thursday in Manhattan. They will open the regular season against Southwest Minnesota State on Nov. 9 in Hays.