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Emory & Henry Women’s Basketball Ranked No. 9 In NCAA Division III South Region

Emory & Henry Women’s Basketball Ranked No. 9 In NCAA Division III South Region

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.

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NCAA Division III South Region Rankings 

1.  Trinity (Texas)
2.  Texas-Dallas                                    
3.  Maryville (Tenn.)
4.  Lynchburg *
5.  Guilford *
6.  Texas Lutheran
7.  Austin                                            
8.  Texas-Tyler
9.  Emory & Henry *

* denotes Old Dominion Athletic Conference school