Golden Suns Climb Three Spots to No. 13

Arkansas Tech advanced three spots to No. 13 in this week’s USA Today/ESPN NCAA Division II top 25 women’s basketball poll, which was released by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday afternoon.

The Golden Suns (14-0) made the move forward in the national poll after defeating Southern Arkansas 75-52 in their Gulf South Conference opener on Saturday.

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It is the highest national ranking for Tech’s women since Nov. 25, 2008, when they were ranked 12th in the country.

This year’s Golden Suns have matched the best start to a season in the 33-year history of intercollegiate women’s basketball at Arkansas Tech. The only other Golden Suns team to start 14-0 was the 1979-80 squad, which went on to finish 29-2.

Arkansas Tech will try for its best start ever to a women’s basketball season when the Golden Suns host Henderson State at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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