Texas A&M’s women’s basketball team finished the season with a Top 10 ranking in the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Poll for the fourth time since 2007-08, in a poll released Wednesday. The Aggies were ranked 10th in the final poll.
Texas A&M advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in 2014, where they fell to eventual National Champion Connecticut, in what was the Huskies’ closest game during the competition. The Aggies posted a 27-9 overall record in 2013-14 and made their ninth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Karla Gilbert set a new Texas A&M record for blocks in a single season with 68, and along with fellow senior Kristen Grant, finished with a career 12-3 record in NCAA Tournament games.
A&M returns 83% of its scoring in 2014-15, including Jordan Jones, Courtney Walker and Courtney Williams, who will be juniors in the fall. Jones led the NCAA Tournament with 35 assists in four games, while Walker and Williams were named to the All-Lincoln Regional team for their efforts in helping the Aggies reach the third Elite Eight in program history.
The Aggies have been ranked in the Top 10 of the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Poll four times previously, including an overall ranking of No. 1 after winning the 2011 NCAA Championship. This is the Aggies’ first appearance in the Top 10 of the USA Today Coaches’ Poll at any point since Jan. 9, 2012.
The 2013-14 Women’s Basketball Banquet is to be held on April 17 at a still-to-be-finalized location. Tickets are available here.