CIAA Announces Women's 2016-17 Preseason Basketball Predictions & All-CIAA Team
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Women's Basketball Coaches Association announce the 2016-17 Women's Basketball Predicted Order of Finish and the Preseason All-CIAA Team.
The reigning champion Virginia Union University Panthers have been predicted this season's top conference contender. The Panthers finished last season 28-3 overall with a 14-2 conference record. VUU advanced through the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament to the Elite Eight Tournament where the team closed their season falling short to Bentley University, 53-52. Shaw University has been selected to finish second after falling to VUU in the 2016 Basketball Championship. The Bears also advanced to the Regional Tournament, but were defeated 85-70 by West Liberty in the first round.