Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date December 6, 2007

For More Information: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899


LADY SALUQIS STAY AT NINTH IN NJCAA RANKINGS

The Southwest women’s basketball team remained at the number nine spot in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 Poll. The Lady Saluqis are currently 8-0 on the season including 5-0 in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association. Southwest returns to the court this Saturday with a road game against Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee. Hiwassee also enters the game undefeated with a 7-0 record.

Leading the way for the Lady Saluqis are sophomores Candace Rucker, Keona Brooks, and Starkitsha Luellen. Rucker ranks in the top five nationally in scoring (21.5) and steals (4.6). Luellen is the second leading scorer at 11.9 points per game and is ranked in the top ten nationally with a 10.8 rebounding average while Brooks adds 11.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

Place College Location Record Points 1st Pl Votes Last Wk
1 Gulf Coast Community College Panama City, FL 10-0 200 8 1
2 Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ 8-0 192 0 2
3 Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS 11-0 184 0 5
4 Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg, IL 9-1 174 0 6
5 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX 11-1 167 0 7
6 Chipola College Marianna, FL 10-1 152 0 3
7 University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR 12-1 144 0 4
8 College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID 8-1 143 0 8
9 Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN 8-0 140 0 9
10 East Central Community College Decatur, MS 8-0 127 0 11
11 Okaloosa-Walton College Niceville, FL 10-1 126 0 10
12 Florida Community College Jacksonville, FL 9-0 104 0 14
13 Midland College Midland, TX 10-2 103 0 15
14 Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO 11-1 88 0 13
15 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO 12-1 84 0 16
16 Walters State Community College Morristown, TN 11-2 77 0 18
17 Blinn College Brenham, TX 9-1 60 0 22
17 Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wesson, MS 6-1 60 0 19
19 South Plains College Levelland, TX 8-2 46 0 NR
20 Miles Community College Miles City, MT 11-0 45 0 NR
21 Santa Fe Community College Gainesville, FL 9-1 39 0 NR
22 Northeastern Junior College Sterling, CO 10-1 31 0 17
23 Louisburg College Louisburg, NC 8-1 26 0 23
24 Lincoln Trail College Robinson, IL 7-1 22 0 24
25 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN 8-3 19 0 20

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