Nov. 12, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball squad moved into the national polls on Monday after upsetting the No. 11/10 University of Delaware Blue Hens on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament by a score of 62-56. It marks GU's return to the polls after falling out during the preseason ranking.
The Hoyas were ranked No. 25 in the Associate Press poll on Monday marking their first ranking of the season.
Georgetown was ranked for 51-consecutive weeks between December 28, 2009 and April 4, 2012 before falling out of the polls during the 2012-13 preseason listing. The Hoyas have been as high as No. 10 in the AP Poll in program history and No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. The team's first appearance was at No. 25 on March 2, 1993.
Georgetown is currently 2-0 on the season winning their first two games of the Preseason WNIT. The Blue & Gray defeated Sacred Heart in the first round, 90-63, and then down Delaware in the quarterfinals on the road.
Currently leading the way for the Hoyas is senior Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork). The shooting guard is averaging 28.5 ppg and 7.0 rpg as well as posting 5.5 steals per game and 3.5 assists per game. She is also shooting 88.2 percent at the line. Junior Andrea White (Lancaster, Va./Lancaster) is second with 15.5 ppg and 7 .0 rpg, while sophomore guard Jasmine Jackson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) rounds out the top three with 9.0 ppg.
Georgetown is shooting 43.4 percent for the season from the field and 73.1 percent at the line, while also outrebounding opponents, 87-74. The Hoyas have forced 49 turnovers in two games.
The Blue & Gray has advanced to the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT for the first time in program history. The squad will play at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Live stats will be available through the Tar Heels' athletic website.