OLLU selected third in Red River Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

Despite an undefeated 2021-2022 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) campaign, the women’s basketball team has been picked third in the 2022-2023 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll. Xavier University of Louisiana, in its first year as part of the RRAC last season, has been picked first, while LSU-Shreveport is picked second.

The Saints went 20-11 overall and 14-0 in the conference. They started the season 4-10 and proceeded to win 16 consecutive games, capturing the West Division and RRAC Regular Season Titles. The Saints won the postseason conference tournament championship and lost in the first round of the NAIA National Championships.

Xavier went 15-1 in conference with its only loss at the hands of OLLU. They fell in the conference postseason in the semifinals round to LSU-Shreveport. Shreveport went 10-5 in the conference. The Pilots ended their season in the tournament finals falling to OLLU. Xavier went on to lose in the opening round of the NAIA National Championships.

Voting was conducted by all head coaches in the conference.