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Charlotte, NC  – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Women's Basketball Coaches Association announce the 2017-18 Women's Basketball Predicted Order of Finish and Preseason All-CIAA Team.2017 ciaatrn logo

The reigning CIAA Champion Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls have been predicted as this season's top conference contender. The Golden Bulls finished last season 22-8 overall with a 12-4 conference record. Not far behind the Golden Bulls are the Virginia Union University Panthers. The Panthers have been selected to finish second after being eliminated by Johnson C. Smith University in the 2017 CIAA Basketball Tournament. The Panthers were crowned the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Runner-Up after falling to the undefeated Ashland University Eagles in the 2017 Division II Women's National Championship Game.

2017-18 Women's Basketball Predicted Order

(as selected by the CIAA Women's Basketball Coaches' Association)

 

Overall Predicted Order

2016-17 Team Record

Overall/Conf./Div.

2017-18

Head Coach

2017-18

Schedule

Notes

1

Johnson C. Smith University, 102 pts.

8-2 / 12-4 / 22-8

Stephen Joyner, Jr.

Schedule

 

2

Virginia Union University, 99 pts.

7-3 / 13-3 / 28-5

AnnMarie Gilbert

Schedule

2016-17 Coach of the Year

3

Bowie State University, 81 pts.

6-4 / 11-5 / 20-8

Shadae Swan

Schedule

 

4

Virginia State University, 72 pts.

7-3 / 11-5 / 22-8

James Hill

Schedule

 

5

Shaw University, 64 pts

6-4 / 8-8 / 11-18

Jacques Curtis

Schedule

 

6

Chowan University, 63 pts.

7-3 / 10-6 / 17-10

LaToya Jones

Schedule

 

7

Livingstone College, 61 pts.

6-4 / 9-7 / 14-13

Tiffany Silver

Schedule

 

8

Winston-Salem State University, 51 pts.

6-4 / 9-7 / 14-14

L'Tona Lamonte

Schedule

 

9

Fayetteville State University, 40 pts.

4-6 / 6-10 / 8-18

Serena King-Coleman

Schedule

 

10

Lincoln (PA) University, 38 pts.

2-8 / 4-12 / 9-20

Darrell Mosley

Schedule

 

11

Elizabeth City State University, 15 pts.

1-9 / 3-13 / 5-18

Antonio Davis

Schedule

 

12

Saint Augustine's University, 12 pts.

0-10 / 0-16 / 3-26

James Richmond (Assistant)

Schedule

 

2017-18 Women's Preseason All-CIAA Team

#1 Kiara Colston - Bowie State - Sr./G/Burtonsville, MD

#3 Kyah Proctor - Bowie State - Sr./G/Capital Heights, MD

#33 Yakima Clifton - Fayetteville State - Jr./G/Durham, NC

#1 Malia Rivers - Johnson C. Smitn - So./G/Pageland, SC

#42 Blaire Thomas - Johnson C. Smith - Sr./F/Waterloo, IA

#33 Teira Pendleton - Lincoln (Pa) - Sr./F/Baltimore, MD

#10 Zena Lovette - Livingstone - Jr./G/High Point, NC

#30 Kaaliya Williams - St. Augustine's - So./G/Richmond, VA

#33 LaQuisha Taylor - Shaw - Sr./F/Charlotte, NC

#0 Jayda Luckie - Virginia Union - Sr./G/Norfolk, VA

#23 Alexis Johnson - Virginia Union - Sr./F/Hamilton, NJ

#3 Kandace Tate - Winston-Salem State - Sr./F/Park Forest, Ill

Divisional Predicted Order

Northern Division

Southern Division

1

Virginia Union

1

Johnson C. Smith

2

Bowie State

2

Shaw

3

Virginia State

3

Livingstone

4

Chowan

4

Winston-Salem State

5

Lincoln (Pa.)

5

Fayetteville State

6

Elizabeth City State

6

Saint Augustine's

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