'Dogs Picked Second, Newman Tabbed POY

By KBJR News 1

'Dogs Picked Second, Newman Tabbed POY

October 25, 2012 Updated Oct 25, 2012 at 9:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) women's basketball team has been picked to finish second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) preseason coaches' poll, which was released on Thursday morning.

UMD finished last season with an overall record of (18-10) and qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament.

Bulldogs junior guard and Barnum native Katrina Newman was also tabbed on Thursday as the NSIC North preseason player of the year. In her sophomore season, Newman led UMD with 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

Below is listed the entire NSIC preseason coaches' poll, with a team's respective first-place votes in parentheses.

1. Augustana (15)
2. Minnesota-Duluth
3. Wayne State
4. MSU-Mankato
5. University of Mary (1)
6. Winona State
7. Concordia-St. Paul
8. St. Cloud State
9. Sioux Falls
10. Northern State
11. MSU-Moorhead
12. Minnesota-Crookston
13. Bemidji State
14. Southwest Minnesota State
15. Minot State
16. Upper Iowa

Posted by Zach Schneider
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