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Sophomore forward/center Plenette Pierson was named a fourth team pre-season All-American by the WBNS.

Sophomore forward/center Plenette Pierson was named a fourth team pre-season All-American by the WBNS.
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Sept. 28, 2000

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's basketball has been ranked in the pre-season top 25 by three publications so far this year.

The Lady Raiders are ranked eighth by the ESPN/Dick Vitale's Basketball Preview, eighth by the Women's Basketball News Service and 12th by Athlon's.

In Athlon's, Tech's recruiting class ranks 13th in the nation, while naming freshmen Jolee Ayers and Natalie Ritchie as two of the top incoming freshmen in the country. Sophomore forward/center Plenette Pierson was named a fourth team pre-season All-American by the WBNS.

ESPN/Dick Vitale's Basketball Preview
(only ranked 10)
1. Connecticut
2. Tennessee
3. Georgia
4. Purdue
5. Duke
6. Notre Dame
7. Rutgers
8. Texas Tech
9. Virginia
10. LSU

Women's Basketball News Service

1. Connecticut
2. Tennessee
3. Georgia
4. Notre Dame
5. Purdue
6. Duke
7. Old Dominion
8. Texas Tech
9. Rutgers
10. LSU
11. Louisiana Tech
12. Xavier
13. Iowa State
14. Mississippi State
15. George Washington
16. Virginia
17. Vanderbilt
18. Stanford
19. Wisconsin
20. Clemson
21. Southwest Missouri State
22. Michigan
23. UC-Santa Barbara
24. Arkansas
25. Penn State

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): UAB, Auburn, Boston College, Colorado, Colorado State, DePaul, Harvard, Illinois, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, St. Joseph's, Southern California, Utah, Virginia Tech

Athlon's
1. Connecticut
2. Georgia
3. Tennessee
4. Purdue
5. Duke
6. Notre Dame
7. Rutgers
8. Louisiana Tech
9. LSU
10. UC Santa Barbara
11. Iowa State
12. Texas Tech
13. Old Dominion
14. Oklahoma
15. North Carolina
16. Penn State
17. Vanderbilt
18. Mississippi State
19. Stanford
20. Virginia
21. Illinois
22. Wisconsin
23. Xavier
24. UAB
25. Oregon

Athlon's Top 25 Recruiting Classes
1. Duke
2. Purdue
3. Connecticut
4. Stanford
5. Tennessee
6. Auburn
7. Georgia
8. Rutgers
9. Florida
10. Notre Dame
11. Kentucky
12. Texas
13. Texas Tech
14. Louisiana Tech
15. Illinois
16. USC
17. LSU
18. Arkansas
19. Penn State
20. UCSB
21. North Carolina State
22. Clemson
23. Virginia
24. Oregon State
25. Houston

 

 

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