TERRE HAUTE, IND.
-- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women's basketball team
has been picked to finish sixth in the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference this season in a preseason poll of league
Four starters and six letter winners return to the 2011-12
roster, along with an incoming class of five talented
freshmen. Alisa Dickerson (Elizabethtown,
Ky.) returns as the team's lone senior and stands 9th in
school history in points (917), 7th in rebounds (548), 2nd in
assists (240) and 5th in blocks (82).
Five talented newcomers will add depth and talent to the
Franklin College was selected to win the league championship and
received six of 10 first-place votes, followed by a tie for
second-place honors between Hanover and Transylvania.
Manchester was selected fourth, followed by Defiance in
the fifth spot. Rose-Hulman, Bluffton, Mount St. Joseph,
Anderson and Earlham rounded out the poll order.
Rose-Hulman opens the 2011-12 season at the Centre College
Tipoff Tournament on Nov. 18-19. The Fightin' Engineers open
their home schedule on Nov. 29 against St. Mary-of-the-Woods
College in the annual Clabber Girl Trophy Game.