The women’s basketball season is set to begin next week as the new campaign start off in the preseason Women’s NIT, against the University of Missouri.
The team is picked to repeat as Southland Conference champions in the coaches’ and media polls, and is the first ACU athletics program to do so since moving to Div. 1. But head coach Julie Goodenough knows there is room to improve.
“I don’t think we can ever become complacent with where we are right now,” Goodenough said. “Our mission statement for our program is ‘Godly women striving for excellence’, and excellence is not about being the same team this year as we were last year, that’s just being mediocre and being satisfied with status quo.”
Four returning starters were also selected to the preseason all-conference team, in seniors Suzzy Dimba and Alexis Mason who made the first team, and seniors Lizzy Dimba and Sydney Shelstead who made the second team.