Texas A&M tops preseason poll

[BIG 12 WOMEN] Texas A&M was first in the 2010 Big 12 preseason poll, garnering eight first-place votes. Also receiving first-place votes were Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma State, which ranked second, third and fourth respectively.

Texas A&M and Oklahoma State each landed three selections to the preseason all-conference squad.

2010 Big 12 Preseason Women’s Poll
1. Texas A&M (8) 95
2. Nebraska (1) 73
3. Missouri (1) 69
4. Oklahoma State (1) 68
5. Texas 67
6. Texas Tech 61
7. Colorado 54
8. Kansas 45
9. Baylor 29
10. Oklahoma 28
11. Iowa State 16

2010 All-Big 12 Preseason Women’s Team
Pos. Athlete School Year Hometown
GK Adrianna Franch Oklahoma State So. Salina, Kan.
D Erica Campanelli Texas Sr. Plano, Texas
D Melinda Mercado Oklahoma State Jr. Sapulpa, Okla.
D Bri Young Texas A&M Jr. Castle Pines North, Colo.
MF Taylor Lytle Texas Tech Jr. Las Cruces, N.M.
MF Annika Niemeier Oklahoma State Sr. Willingen-Usseln, Germany
MF Rachel Shipley* Texas A&M Sr. Plano, Texas
F Alysha Bonnick Missouri Sr. North Gower, Ontario
F Whitney Hooper Texas A&M Sr. Houston, Texas
F Morgan Marlborough Nebraska So.  Lee Summit, Mo.
F Whitney Palmer Oklahoma Sr. Plano, Texas
*Unanimous selection (coaches cannot vote for own player; received votes from 10 remaining coaches)

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