February 18, 2013

CUA cracks top 10 of D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll

WASHINGTON – CUA has entered the top 10 of the D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll, checking in at No. 10 of the latest rankings, released on Monday. The Cardinals have won a school record 24 games this season, including a school record 12 Landmark Conference victories. CUA has also earned the top seed in the conference tournament, which gets going on Wednesday evening.

CUA enters the postseason riding a 10-game win streak, which includes a dramatic 79-75 overtime victory against Moravian this past weekend. Senior captain Jill Woerner scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, as the Cardinals rallied from a 15-point second half deficit to improve to 12-0 at home this season.

Earlier in the week, CUA downed Goucher 61-43 behind the all-around brilliance of Emily Grabiak (12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals) and a defensive performance that held the Gophers to 28.8 percent shooting.

CUA has now won 46 games over the course of the past two seasons and is the defending conference champion.

Also on Monday, Woerner was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Top-seeded CUA will play host to No. 4 Juniata on Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. in a Landmark Conference Tournament semifinal. The winner of that game moves into the championship, slated for Saturday, February 23.

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