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Lady Bulldogs Crack NAIA Top 20 in latest Poll

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College moved up two spots in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Women's Basketball Top-25 poll as it landed at No. 20, according to the rankings released Wednesday.

This is the highest ranking Union has ever received.

College of the Ozarks (Mo.) ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight week. The Lady Bobcats earned 12 first place votes and compiled 504 total points.

Northwestern (Iowa) remained at No. 2 with 494 points and three first place votes and Saint Francis (Ind.) stayed at No. 3 with 478 points and two first place votes. Morningside (Iowa) also claimed its old spot at No. 4 with 459 points. Bethel (Ind.) moved into top-five with 433 points after knocking off then-No. 5 Indian Wesleyan.

The next regular season poll will be released on Wednesday, January 23.

Union received a total of 172 votes, two more than No. 21 University of Rio Grande (Ohio).

After having its 10-game win streak snapped Tuesday, Union is 13-5 overall and 6-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

Union returns to action Saturday when it plays host to Bryan (Tenn.) College at 4 p.m. in an Appalachian Athletic Conference showdown.

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