INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Emory & Henry College Women's Basketball Team holds the number nine spot in the first NCAA Division III South Region Rankings of the 2016-17 season, NCAA officials announced Wednesday. E&H is one of three Old Dominion Athletic Conference programs ranked in the top nine regionally.
Emory & Henry (15-6, 9-3 ODAC) has won nine of its last 12 games and is poised to earn a bye to the Quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament for the third year in a row. It is the third time in the past two seasons that the Wasps have been ranked regionally by the NCAA.
Trinity (Texas) University is the top-ranked team in this region this week with a 20-1 record. The University of Texas-Dallas and Maryville (Tenn.) College make up the top three.
Joining E&H from the ODAC in the regional rankings are Lynchburg College (fourth) and Guilford College (fifth).
Emory & Henry will face off against Lynchburg Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m., on the road. The Hornets escaped the Wasps with a 67-65 win on Wednesday, January 18.
NCAA Division III South Region Rankings
1. Trinity (Texas)
3. Maryville (Tenn.)
4. Lynchburg *
5. Guilford *
6. Texas Lutheran
9. Emory & Henry *
* denotes Old Dominion Athletic Conference school