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Wayne State women picked third in NSIC

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Wayne State was picked to finish third overall in the Northern Sun Conference Preseason Women's Basketball Poll. Wayne State was picked to finish third overall in the Northern Sun Conference Preseason Women's Basketball Poll.

The Wayne State College women's basketball team was picked to finish third overall and third in the South Division in the 2013 Northern Sun Conference Preseason Women's Basketball Coaches Poll.

Wayne State College returns five starters and nine letter winners from last year's team that was 17-10 overall and 13-9 in the NSIC. The Wildcats play one exhibition game before opening the regular season, traveling to Iowa State for a 12 p.m. contest on Sunday, November 3rd.  Wayne State opens the regular season on Saturday, November 9th hosting Peru State in a 7 p.m. game at Rice Auditorium.

Defending NSIC regular season champion Concordia-St. Paul was picked as the preseason favorite in the league receiving 0 first place votes. NCAA qualifier Minnesota State was a close second while Wayne State came in third.

Wildcat junior Jordan Spencer was selected as Wayne State's player to watch in the NSIC this season. The 5'11" forward from Millard West was a First Team All-NSIC selection last season after leading the 17-10 Wildcats in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.7 rpg).  Spencer ranked seventh in the NSIC in scoring, 13th in field goal percentage and 19th in rebounds per game.  She had five double-doubles last season.

2013 Preseason NSIC Women's Basketball Coaches Poll               
1.     Concordia-St. Paul (10)                     217
2.     Minnesota State (5)                             214
3.     Wayne State                                        176
4.     Augustana (1)                                      175
5.     St. Cloud State                                     162
6.     Minnesota Duluth                                134
7.     MSU Moorhead                                   131
8.     Winona State                                        121
9.     Northern State                                      120
10.   University of Mary                               115
11.   Sioux Falls                                            107
12.   Minot State                                            95
13.  Upper Iowa                                           49
14.   Bemidji State                                        45
15.   Minnesota Crookston                         37
16.   Southwest Minnesota State               22    
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