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Davis named AAC Preseason Player of the Year...

By Donnie Woods, 10/14/21, 12:15PM CDT


Davis Named ACC Preseason Player of the Year

The American Athletic Conference announced today that forward Mia Davis has been named the conference Preseason Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Davis was also the only unanimous selection to the Preseason All-Conference First Team as the Owls were picked to finish fifth in the 2021-22 preseason poll.

Last season, Davis was named AAC's Co-Preseason Player of the Year along with Cincinnati's Ilmar'I Thomas. Davis finished the season starting all 22 games for the Owls while leading the team in scoring (17.7) and rebounds (7.6). Davis was named as a Top 10 Finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award along with being selected to the All-Big 5 and All-AAC First Teams. To top it off, Davis was nabbed as a 2021 USBWA All-American Honorable Mention.

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2021-22 American Women's Basketball Preseason Poll

Place (first place votes)  Points
1. South Florida (10) 100
2. UCF (1) 91
3. Houston 77
4. Tulane 72
5. Temple 69
6. Cincinnati 44
7. East Carolina 38
8. Wichita State 36
9. Tulsa 32
10. SMU 26
11. Memphis 20

Preseason Player of the Year
Mia Davis, F, Temple

Preseason All-Conference First Team
Tay Sanders, G, UCF
Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, F, South Florida
Bethy Mununga, F, South Florida
Elena Tsineke, G, South Florida

Mia Davis, F, Temple*
Asia Strong, F, Wichita State

Preseason All-Conference Second Team
Laila Blair, G, Houston
Sydni Harvey, G, South Florida
Elisa Pinzan, G, South Florida
Krystal Freeman, F, Tulane
Maya Mayberry, G, Tulsa

* denotes unanimous selection

American Athletic Conference 2021-22 WER Preseason Poll 

2021-22 American Athletic Conference
Women's Basketball WER Preseason  Poll

Team (First-Place Votes) Points
1. USF (9) 96
2. UCF  (2)  81
3. Temple (1) 77
4. Cincinnati  71
5. Tulane 60
6. Houston 54
7. East Carolina  51
8. Wichita State 38
9. SMU 36
10. Memphis  34
11. Tulsa 7


Preseason Players of the Year
Mia Davis, F, Temple

Preseason Coach of the Year
Jose Fernandez, USF

Preseason Assistant Coach of the Year
Yolisha Jackson, USF

Preseason International Player of the Year
Elena Tsineke, G, USF

Preseason Junior College Transfer of the Year
Bethy Mununga, F, USF
Courtajia Sanders, G, UCF

Preseason Freshman of the Year
Laila Jewett, G, UCF 

Preseason All-Conference First Team
Bethy Mununga, F, USF
Elena Tsineke, G, USF
Brittney Smith, F, UCF
Mia Davis, F, Temple
Courtajia Sanders, G, UCF

Preseason All-Conference Second Team
Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, F, USF
Elisa Pinzan, PG, USF
Krystal Freeman, F, Tulane
Mariah McCully, G, Wichita State
Asia Strong, F, Wichita State