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GSW women picked fifth in SoCon
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Georgia Southern women’s basketball team was voted by the Southern Conference coaches to finish fifth in the league’s preseason poll, while senior Tiffany Brown was tabbed a member of the preseason All-Conference Team, it was announced Tuesday by the league.
Georgia Southern received 52 votes from league coaches, behind defending SoCon tournament champion and regular season co-champion Chattanooga with 79 points, regular season co-champion Western Carolina with 75 points, Davidson with 60 points, and UNC Greensboro with 54 points.  Chattanooga received seven first-place votes, while Western Carolina received three first-place votes.
Following Georgia Southern in the polls in sixth place is Appalachian State (33 points), seventh Wofford (31), eighth Elon (25), ninth Furman (24), and tenth College of Charleston (17).
Brown, a guard from Waxhaw, N.C. received her second consecutive preseason accolade and returns after leading the team in points (15.1) and steals (1.9) per contest.
Chattanooga senior Alex Anderson was named Preseason Player of the Year by the coaches.  Anderson led the Southern Conference is both points (20.5) and rebounds (10.1) per game during her junior season.
Coaches’ preseason
All-Conference team

Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
Kristen Boone, UNC Greensboro
Tiffany Brown, Georgia Southern
Monique Dawson, Western Carolina
Laura Hall, Chattanooga
Brooke Hand, Chattanooga
Katie Hamilton, Davidson
Brooke Johnson, Western Carolina
Chevon Keith, Western Carolina
Whitney Tossie, Appalachian State
Coaches’ preseason poll
1. Chattanooga (7)     79
2. Western Carolina (3)    75
3. Davidson     60
4. UNC Greensboro     54
5. Georgia Southern     52
6. Appalachian State     33
7. Wofford     31
8. Elon     25
9.  Furman      24
10. College of Charleston    17
Preseason player of the year: Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
The season-opener of the 2007-2008 season is slated for 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Jacksonville.
For ticket information, call 1-800-GSU-WINS.
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