TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2019) -- The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's cross country team has been selected 10th in the 2019 Sun Conference Preseason Women's Cross Country Coaches' Poll, as announced by the league office on Thursday.
Southeastern received four first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams) and a total of 73 points to place five points ahead of 2018 runnerup St. Thomas and six points in front of defending TSC champion SCAD Savannah. St. Thomas received two first-place votes, SCAD Savannah had three and Ave Maria garnered one.
Following the top three in the coaches' poll are Ave Maria with 57 points, USC Beaufort (44), Webber International (35), first-year program Thomas (33), Keiser (31), Warner (26) and Johnson & Wales (16).
The 2019 TSC Women's Cross Country Championship will be run at Hardeeville, S.C., and hosted by USC Beaufort on Nov. 9.
2019 Sun Conference Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll (first-place votes)
|2.||St. Thomas||68 (2)|
|3.||SCAD Savannah||67 (3)|
|4.||Ave Maria||57 (1)|
|10.||Johnson & Wales (Fla.)||16|
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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