FGCU Women's Basketball 18th In Final National Poll
Thursday, March 30, 2006
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s basketball team was ranked No. 18 in the final USA TODAY ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. FGCU completed its season 29-2 after a 57-48 loss to Delta State University in the South Region semifinals of the NCAA championship tournament. The 2005-06 season marked the first-ever NCAA women's basketball tournament appearance for FGCU. The Eagles, who upset Rollins College 48-46 in the first round of the NCAA tournament, were ranked as high as No. 11 during the regular season. FGCU graduated just three players from a team that ranked among the top five teams nationally in win percentage. The USA Today / ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 27 head coaches at Division II institutions. All are members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.