WSU women’s basketball projected to finish ninth in AAC preseason poll


Marshall Sunner

Wichita State senior Maya Brewer drives on a fastbreak during the Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Saturday inside Charles Koch Arena.

The American Athletic Conference released its preseason poll on Monday and ranked Wichita State ninth out of 12 teams.

Last season, the Shockers finished 12-18 making them tenth in the AAC. The Shockers return four of their five starters after two main departures from seniors Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage and Cesaria Ambrosio. 

Once again, WSU will be marked by inexperience with only six upperclassmen Diamond Forrest, Mariah McCully, Ashley Reid, Raven Prince, Maya Brewer and Vendela Danielsson. Of the upperclassmen, only Reid, Prince and Brewer are returners from last year’s team.  

In the poll, powerhouse UConn is projected to win the conference as they received 11 of the 12 first-place votes.

No WSU player was selected for the first or second all-conference team. 


Full AAC Preseason Poll

  1. Connecticut 121
  2. South Florida 107
  3. Central Florida 96
  4. Cincinnati 96
  5. Houston 81
  6. Temple 68
  7. Tulane 59
  8. Memphis 42
  9. Wichita State 37
  10. Tulsa 33
  11. East Carolina 31
  12. Southern Methodist 21


AAC Player(s) of the Year: Kay Wright, G, Central Florida; Crystal Dangerfield, G, Connecticut


First Team All-Conference
Kay Kay Wright, G, Central Florida

Crystal Dangerfield, G, Connecticut

Megan Walker, F, Connecticut

Mia Davis, F, Temple

Krystal Freeman, F, Tulane


Second Team All-Conference

Antoinette Miller, G, Cincinnati

Ilmar’l Thomas, F, Cincinnati

Christyn Williams, G, Connecticut

Dorian Branch, G, Houston

Enna Pehadzic, G, South Florida