Women’s basketball picked sixth in preseason coaches’ poll
The Ragin’ Cajun women’s basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the preseason coaches poll, and junior guards Keke Veal and Kia Wilridge were selected to the All Sun Belt Conference Preseason team last week.
Veal earned All-SBC Preseason Second Team honors for the second-straight season, starting in 12 of 13 games last year before being sidelined with an injury the second half of the season.
Before her season-ending injury, Veal led the Cajuns with 11.9 points, 3.1 steals and 2.5 assists per game.
Wilridge was selected to the Preseason Third Team.
Last season, Wilridge led the Cajuns with 29.0 minutes per game with 22 appearances and 17 starts. She averaged 9.0 points, a team-high with 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game, which ranked eighth in the SBC.
Arkansas State was picked to finish first in the league. Louisiana returned four starters from last year’s team, who finished seventh in the conference.