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Women's basketball ranked No. 9 in final USA Today Sports poll; No. 10 in final D3hoops.com poll

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team finished the season ranked No. 9 in the USA Today Sports Division III Coaches poll and No. 10 in the final D3hoops.com poll.

In the USA Today Sports poll, ONU received 125 votes.

National champion DePauw (Ind.) finished the season ranked No. 1 with 200 points, Amherst (Mass.) was second with 178 and national runner-up Wisconsin-Whitewater was third with 174 points.

In the D3hoops.com poll, Northern received 352 points.

DePauw (Ind.) was first with 625, Wisconsin-Whitewater was second with 593 and Hope (Mich.) was third with 552 points.

Northern was not ranked in either preseason poll and reached as high as No. 3 in both polls.

The Polar Bears won a school record 27 games, including a school record 26 in a row.

ONU also won its first OAC Regular Season and Tournament Championship since the 1987-88 season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA III Tournament for the first time since the 1988-89 season.