JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/27/2008 - The Union University Lady Bulldog basketball team is No. 1 in the NAIA preseason poll released on Monday by the national office. Union received eight of the 11 first place votes, with Vanguard getting the other three. Vanguard, the defending national champion, was the only team to defeat Union in 2007-08 season.
This ranking comes a week after Union was tabbed as the top team in the TranSouth Conference. Union also received the No. 1 spot in the NAIA Victory Sports Network poll.
Union returns four starter from last season’s team that posted a perfect 29-0 regular season and finished 35-1. Union advanced to their fourth straight NAIA National Tournament Semifinal round, which included back-to-back national titles in 2005 and 2006.
The first regular season poll will be released on Monday, December 1. Compete rankings can be found at www.naia.org.
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