Tuesday February 5, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Women’s Basketball program climbed one spot Tuesday in this week’s national rankings, improving to No. 23 in the latest USA TODAY Top 25 Coaches Poll, as conducted by the WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association).
The Lady Jaguars, in their third season under head coach Nate Teymer, are enjoying one of their best seasons in school history. Having already registered the best start in the history of the program at 8-0 and 14-2, respectively, the Lady Jags have assured themselves of their first winning season in five years. With a current overall record of 15-3, ASU is off to the best 18-game start in school history.
ASU hosts No. 3 Clayton State on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Christenberry Fieldhouse before traveling to Peach Belt Conference newcomer Young Harris on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a 1:30 p.m., matchup in Young Harris, Ga.
The Lady Jags cracked the national poll for the first time in nine years last week when they landed at No. 24. The national ranking was the first for the ASU Women’s Basketball program in nearly nine years. The 2003-04 edition of the Lady Jags, which posted a school-record 24 victories en route to an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in St. Joseph, Mo., finished that season ranked No. 10 in the country in the final national poll on April 21, 2004.