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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Final Four Activities Feature Skills Demo by US National Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Athletes



By Teri Priebe
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Signs reading, “2011 NCAA Women’s Final Four—It’s More Than Three Games,” are plastered all over Indianapolis this weekend, promoting the wealth of activities ranging from awards ceremonies and serious seminars hosted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), whose annual convention overlaps the Final Four weekend, to youth skills and general fitness challenges, to concerts and a “battle of the bands,” to name only a few.

One of the weekend’s most inspiring events to date was a performance by six members of the USA National Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Teams who demonstrated their skills on Saturday, April 2, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to help raise awareness about the U.S. Paralympics.  The Hartford, a founding partner of the U.S. Paralympics and an official corporate partner of the NCAA, launched their “Achieve Without Limits Campaign” featuring the talented athletes in a demonstration showing how anyone can achieve a goal against the odds, as part of the 30th Annual NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Final Four weekend.

Signs reading, “2011 NCAA Women’s Final Four—It’s More Than Three Games,” are plastered all over Indianapolis this weekend, promoting the wealth of activities ranging from awards ceremonies and serious seminars hosted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), whose annual convention overlaps the Final Four weekend, to youth skills and general fitness challenges, to concerts and a “battle of the bands,” to name only a few.

One of the weekend’s most inspiring events to date was a performance by six members of the USA National Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Teams who demonstrated their skills on Saturday, April 2, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to help raise awareness about the U.S. Paralympics.  The Hartford, a founding partner of the U.S. Paralympics and an official corporate partner of the NCAA, launched their “Achieve Without Limits Campaign” featuring the talented athletes in a demonstration showing how anyone can achieve a goal against the odds, as part of the 30th Annual NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship Final Four weekend.

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Originally published Sun, April 03, 2011


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NCAA DIVISION I TOP 25 COACHES' POLL
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Week: February 7, 2012
RANK SCHOOL RECORD LAST WEEK'S RANK PRESEASON RANK AP RANK POINTS
1 Baylor (31) 24-0 1 1 1 775
2 Notre Dame 23-1 2 2 2 743
3 Connecticut 21-2 3 4 3 710
4 Stanford 20-1 4 5 4 685
5 Duke 19-3 6 8 5 650
6 Miami (FL) 20-3 7 7 6 604
7 Kentucky 21-3 5 15 7 584
8 Maryland 20-3 10 10 8 534
9 Wisconsin-Green Bay 20-0 9 24 9 530
10 Ohio State 21-2 11 NR-RV
(61)
10 483
11 Tennessee 17-6 8 3 11 476
12 Delaware 20-1 13 NR 12 434
13 Georgetown 18-5 15 11 14 379
14 Texas A&M 16-5 16 6 15 378
15 Nebraska 19-3 18 NR 13 309
16 Rutgers 17-4 14 12 17 372
17 Louisville 17-6 12 9 20 276
18 Gonzaga 21-3 19 NR-RV
(70)
19 234
19 Purdue 19-5 17 21 16 222
20 Georgia 18-6 20 12 21 202
21 Penn State 18-5 21 14 18 176
22 DePaul 17-7 23 18 NR-RV
(38)
92
23 Georgia Tech 16-6 22 NR-RV
(18)
22 104
24 South Carolina 18-5 NR-RV
(13)
NR 24 46
25 Vanderbilt 18-5 NR-RV
(23)
NR-RV
(19)
NR 45
Dropped Out: No. 24 North Carolina, No. 25 Kansas.
First-place votes: Total first-place votes received (if any) are indicated in parentheses following school name.
Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure (22-2) 34; North Carolina (17-6) 19; California (17-6) 18; Florida Gulf Coast (21-2) 16; Middle Tennessee (19-5) 15; Texas-El Paso (20-2) 8; Texas Tech (16-6) 5; Brigham Young (21-4) 4; Fresno State (19-4) 4; St. John's (15-8) 4; Princeton (15-4) 3; Oklahoma (15-7) 2; West Virginia (17-6) 2; Kansas State (15-7) 1.
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Credit: Courtesy Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The weekly Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll, sponsored by USA Today and ESPN, is based on voting by a Board of Coaches made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions all of whom are WBCA members.