Sophomore Mary Burke, who had an outstanding first year with the Tigers, will help lead Missouri into the 2010 season.
Nov. 18, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Tigers will begin the 2009 - 2010 season ranked No. 16 in the nation, according to GymInfo's 2010 Women's Preseason Coaches Poll. The Tigers finished their 2008 - 2009 campaign ranked No. 13 in the country after posting their highest regional score in program history. This ranking marks the fifth-consecutive year the Tigers have been ranked in the top 20 entering the season. Missouri began the 2006 and 2008 season in the same slot.
"We are always excited to start a new season and see where the coaches rank us," Head Coach Rob Drass said. "We believe we have a strong team and are looking forward to improving on the ranking throughout the season."
Behind the talents of senior All-American Sarah Shire (Columbia, Mo.) and sophomore Mary Burke (Inverness, Ill.), the Tigers are looking to take home their first Big 12 conference championship and make the trip to Gainesville, Fla., in April to the NCAA National Championships. But the path will not be an easy one as Missouri is set to face six teams also ranked in the top 25. All four Big 12 teams are ranked to start the season with Oklahoma (9) in the highest spot among the four, followed by Nebraska (15) and Iowa Sate (23). Other Tiger opponents ranked in the poll include LSU (6), Illinois (13) and Ohio State (18). Three teams that Missouri will also face this season - Kentucky, Arizona State and New Hampshire - received votes but were just edged out of the top 25.
The Tigers will begin their season with the annual Black and Gold exhibition meet on Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Hearnes Center. The regular season will open when Ohio State comes to town on Jan. 8. Stay tuned to www.mutigers.com for all the latest on Tiger Gymnastics. Ticket information and sales are available through the Missouri Athletics Ticket Office by calling 884-PAWS or 1-800-CAT-PAWS.
2010 Women's Pre-Season Coaches Poll: 1. Georgia (739) 2. Utah (718) 3. Alabama (680) 4. Florida (6760 5. UCLA (632) 6. LSU (576) 7. Stanford (563) 8. Arkansas (537) 9. Oklahoma (516) 10. Oregon State (503) 11. Penn State (493) 12. Michigan (421) 13. Illinois (369) 14. Auburn (365) 15. Nebraska (365) 16. Missouri (349) 17. Denver (215) 18. Ohio State (2000 19. Boise State (194) 20. Arizona (169) 21. West Virginia (122) 22. Minnesota (120) 23. Iowa State (107) 24. Michigan State (76) 25. Washington (64)
Other teams receiving votes: Kent State, Kentucky, Arizona State, Iowa, NC State, North Carolina, Central Michigan, Southern Utah, Western Michigan, BYU, New Hampshire, San Jose State, UIC
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