Ramirez Earns Preseason All-WCC Nod, Lions Picked 6th

Senior PG Hazel Ramirez leads 11 returning Lions.

Oct. 24, 2013

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LOS ANGELES - Announced Thursday at Time Warner Cable Sports studios as part of the Third Annual West Coast Conference Basketball Tip-Off event, streamed live on TheW.tv, the LMU women's basketball team was selected to finish sixth in the 10-member WCC field while senior point guard Hazel Ramirez was selected to the All-WCC Preseason Team.

Reigning champion Gonzaga was picked to repeat as the regular-season champ, earning the maximum nine first-place votes and 81 total points. San Diego was selected second with one first-place vote and 69 points. Saint Mary's came in third (63 pts), BYU was fourth (62 pts), newcomer Pacific was fifth (46 pts) and LMU earned 38 points for sixth place.

Portland, San Francisco and Santa Clara all earned 27 points to tie for seventh, while Pepperdine rounded out the field in 10th with 10 points.

Ramirez earned her first career nod on the Preseason All-WCC Team. An All-WCC Honorable Mention selection in 2012-13, Ramirez averaged 12.7 points, 4.7 assist, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. She also set a school-record by dishing out 12 assists in a single game twice, while her 135 total assists ranks No. 3 all-time at LMU.

The Lions open 2013-14 play on Monday, Nov. 4, hosting Cal State San Bernardino in an exhibition match-up in Gersten Pavilion at 7 p.m. Their official season opener is on the road for the 11th straight year as LMU travels to University of New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 9. THe Lions' home opener is Nov. 16 versus New Mexico State.

Team (First Place Votes), Points
1. Gonzaga (9), 81
2. San Diego (1), 69
3. Saint Mary's, 63
4. BYU, 62
5. Pacific, 46
6. Loyola Marymount, 38
7t. Portland, 27
7t. San Francisco, 27
7t. Santa Clara, 27
10. Pepperdine, 10

Player, School, Yr., Pos.
Zhané Dikes, San Francisco, So., G
Sunny Greinacher, Gonzaga, Jr., F
Jennifer Hamson, BYU, Sr., C
Maya Hood, San Diego, So., F
Amy Kame, San Diego, Sr., G
Danielle Mauldin, Saint Mary's, Sr., F
Jackie Nared, Saint Mary's, Sr., G
Haiden Palmer, Gonzaga, Sr., G
Hazel Ramirez, Loyola Marymount, Sr., G
Jazmine Redmon, Gonzaga, Sr., G




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