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Bowie State University Women’s Basketball Picked to Fourth in CIAA Preseason Poll, Myers Named Preseason All-CIAA

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced its preseason picks for the 2022-23 women’s basketball season, and the Bowie State University women’s basketball team was projected to finish fourth overall and third in the CIAA Northern Division standings as redshirt sophomore Katerra Myers was the lone Bulldog named to the All-CIAA Preseason Team.

Bowie State finished .500 (12-12 overall) and 10-6 in the CIAA last season under the leadership of Shadae Swan who will enter her eighth season at the helm of the Bulldogs program beginning 2022-23.

Myers, a native of Burtonsville, Md., earned All-CIAA Preseason recognition after an outstanding 2021-22 season where she averaged 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in roughly 27.3 minutes per game. The 5-foot-8 forward recorded three double-doubles and registered 13 games in double-figure scoring including a 32-point performance against Fayetteville State. Additionally, she was also the lone Bowie State Bulldog to make the All-CIAA Team and CIAA All-Tournament.

Lincoln (PA) was voted to repeat as conference champions with seven first-place votes while Elizabeth City State (3) and Johnson C. Smith were voted second and third, respectively.

2022-23 All-CIAA Women’s Basketball Preseason Team

Backcourt

Shaniya Jones, Johnson C. Smith*

Amaya Tucker, Winston-Salem State*

Ny Langley, Virginia Union

Andresia Alexander, Livingstone

Taniah Johnson, Virginia Union

Frontcourt

Aniylah Bryant, Fayetteville State*

Rasheka Simmons, Fayetteville State*

Sireann Pitts, Elizabeth City State*+

Katerra Myers, Bowie State*

Destiny Coleman, Claflin

Breanna Price, Claflin

Le’Zarea Bowens, Johnson C. Smith

* – Returning 2021-22 All-CIAA Selection

+ – Returning 2021-22 Women’s Defensive Player of the Year

2022-23 CIAA Women’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish

1.       Lincoln (PA)

2.       Elizabeth City State (3)

3.       Johnson C. Smith (2)

4.     Bowie State

5.       Fayetteville State

6.       Winston-Salem State

7.       Virginia Union

8.       Claflin (t-8)

9.       Livingstone (t-8)

10.   Virginia State

11.   Shaw

12.   Saint Augustine’s

Northern Division

1.       Lincoln (PA)

2.       Elizabeth City State

3.     Bowie State

4.       Virginia Union

5.       Virginia State

6.       Shaw

For the most up-to-date information on Bowie State University Athletics and its 13 varsity sports teams, please visit www.bsubulldogs.com.

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