Tabor men picked second, women fourth in KCAC

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The Tabor College men’s basketball team was picked both by coaches and the media to finish second and the women fourth in this year’s Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference race.

The polls were taken at the KCAC Media Day at Friends University Oct. 22.

Ottawa was picked as the team to beat in the men’s race.

In the coaches’ poll, the Braves received five first-place votes. The Bluejays received three first-place votes. Bethel and Bethany each received a single first-place vote.

In the media poll, Ottawa received six top votes and Tabor four. Bethany received one.

On the women’s side, Sterling was the predominant pick. The Warriors got nine of 10 first-pace votes from both the coaches and the media.

Bethany was picked for second, Southwestern third and then Tabor.

The Bluejays will unveil their 2002-03 teams Saturday when the take on alumni squads. The varsity women will tip off at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.

Tabor officially opens the season Tuesday. The women will travel to Wichita to play Newman University at 5:30 p.m. The men will be in Oklahoma City to play Oklahoma Christian University at a time to be announced.

Men’s Coaches Poll

1. Ottawa University (5) 91

2. Tabor College (3) 88

3. Bethel College (1) 75

4. McPherson College 64

5. Sterling College 59

6. Bethany College (1) 49

7. Friends University 43

8. Kansas Wesleyan Univ. 32

9. Southwestern College 27

10. Saint Mary College 22

Men’s Media Poll

1. Ottawa University (6) 93

2. Tabor College (4) 91

3. Bethel College 66

4. Sterling College 55

5. McPherson College 52

6. Bethany College (1) 50

7. Saint Mary College 42

8. Kansas Wesleyan Univ. 40

9. Southwestern College 31

10. Friends University 30

Women’s Coaches Poll

1. Sterling College (9) 99

2. Bethany College (1) 90

3. Southwestern College 78

4. Tabor College 65

5. McPherson College 59

6. Ottawa University 56

7. Friends University 41

8. Bethel College. 29

9. Saint Mary College 22

10. Kansas Wesleyan Univ. 11

Women’s Media Poll

1. Sterling College (9) 99

2. Bethany College (1) 90

3. Southwestern College 78

4. Tabor College 67

5. McPherson College 60

6. Ottawa University 45

7. Friends University 33

8. Bethel College. 33

9. Saint Mary College 30

10. Kansas Wesleyan Univ. 15

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