NACOGDOCHES, Texas (Press Release)– The Ladyjacks’ 14-2 season is starting to garner national attention as they receive 76 points this week to put them on the Top 25 charts, College Insider released on Tuesday night.
Since the creation of the Women’s Mid-Major Top 25 in 2010, Stephen F. Austin has not been honored a place within the Top 25. This season, the Ladyjacks started with one point on the Mid-Major lists after the buzzer beater win over Louisiana Tech. After then, SFA kept the momentum pumping as they received 7 points the next week, then 18, 56, and now 76 points.
The Ladyjacks are well on their way to what could be a historical run. They have a 14-2 record which is a program best start since the 1999-2000 season and are on a 13 game win streak, the longest in fifteen years. Their outstanding record has placed them 12th in the nation out of 345 teams for their won-lost percentage, which puts them among teams like Oregon State, Green Bay, and Florida State. Also on the NCAA scale, SFA is 7th for free throw attempts (405) and 11th for makes (277). The SFA defense has moved up to 8th in the nation for turnovers forced (23.06) and 17th for steal per game (11.9).
Within the Southland Conference, SFA was picked as the third place finisher in the preseason polls, but the Ladyjacks have proven their worth and grit by holding the top of the Southland Conference standings for the past five weeks. The Ladyjacks are ranked second in the conference for their scoring offense (74.6 average points per game), as well as, second for their field goal percentage (43.6). SFA hold third place rankings in five other categories including, total steals, three-point percentage, and turnover margin.
This week, SFA will be taking their 13 game win streak on the road to San Antonio for a match up against Southland opponent Incarnate Word on Saturday, Jan. 21st. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m.