Orangeburg, S.C.—The Claflin University women's basketball team is tied for 8th in the South Region of the Women's Basketball Division II Media Regional Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA . The Lady Panthers, who are 5-0, are tied with SIAC foe, Benedict and West Florida in the poll. The 5-0 start is the best for Claflin since joining the NCAA.
"This is great exposure for the program and the University," said second-year head coach, Deont'a McChester. "To receive such an honor is a testament to all the dedication and commitment of the young ladies and the coaching staff. Hopefully, this will help motivate us to strive for even greater heights."
The Women's Basketball Division II Media Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA, is in its first year of existence. The regional poll is released every Monday, followed by the national poll on Tuesday. Each region has two representatives that comprise the poll. The national poll has 16 voters – 2 from each region.http://athletics.claflin.edu/news/2014/12/9/WBB_1209142032.aspx