We will find out real quick just how good the Stephen F. Austin women's basketball team will be this season. The pairings for the 2013 preseason women's national invitational tournament were announced today and the Ladyjacks will open the season at LSU.
The Tigers advanced to the sweet 16 last season. As for SFA, head coach Brandon Schneider's team is coming off a 14 and 17 campaign. The preseason WNIT features a three game guaranteed format and opens on November 8th with first round games. The tournament is stacked with good teams as 10 of the 16 are coming off of NCAA tournament appearances.
For the fourth time in the past week Hunter Dozier is an All-American, this time by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The junior shortstop from Denton, Texas added to his monumental offseason by being named to the 2013 ABCA All-American First-Team on Tuesday at shortstop, becoming the lone player from the Southland Conference to be selected to any of the three ABCA All-American squads.
Last Saturday Dozier was named to the 2013 ABCA South Central All-Region First-Team and was worthy enough to be named an All-American on Tuesday. Dozier, who was selected eighth overall by the Kansas City Royals in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, is still one of the three finalists for the Brooks Wallace Award (nation's top shortstop) and was a nominee for both the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Award (nation's top player).
Dozier has already been named a Perfect Game College Second-Team All-American, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First-Team All-American and a Baseball AmericaSecond-Team All-American.
Dozier finished off his SFA career being named the conference's player and hitter of the year. A two-time first-team all-league selection, Dozier led the conference in batting average, slugging percentage, doubles, home runs and total bases in 2013, and finished the regular season ranked among the nation's top five in each category.
- SFA Athletics contributed to this post