FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women's basketball team has finished the season ranked No.
24 South Florida and 18 ahead of Green Bay, who was the top team in the others receiving votes section.
The 2017-18 version of the Green and Blue went 31-5 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history, joining the aforementioned 2014-15 team.
Returning, though, are three of the team's top seven scorers - Nasrin Ulel (Murrietta, Calif./Murrietta HS) , Lisa Zderadicka (Vienna, Austria/HAK Korneuburg/Houston Baptist) and Tytionia Adderly (Jupiter, Fla./Cardinal Newman HS) , and Adderly also led the team in rebounding for the second consecutive season.
The program has also had four NCAA Division-I transfers practicing with the team and ready to fill big roles next year - Kerstie Phills (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian HS/Wagner), Keri Jewett-Giles (Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar HS/Southern Miss), Davion Wingate (Atlanta, Ga./Stephenson/Stony Brook) and Tyra Cox (Orlando, Fla./Lake Highland Prep/William & Mary) .
Entering 2016-17, he ranked among an elite list of just four active Division I Coaches with a career win percentage of .800 or higher, joining Auriemma, Baylor's Kim Mulkey and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer in the esteemed group.
Over the past year, first-year NCAA Division-I head coaches Nancy Fahey (Illinois) and Bart Brooks (Belmont) pushed the list to six.
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