The 2021-22 Millikin women’s basketball team is ranked number 22 in NCAA Division in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Preseason Poll.
The Big Blue were 11-3 last season winning the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Basketball Tournament.
Millikin returners all five starters from last season and its top nine scorers. The returners include fifth year senior and two-time CCIW All-Conference First Team performer Jordan Hildebrand and sophomore Elyce Knudsen, who was the CCIW Newcomer of the Year, First Team All-Conference selection, D3hoops.comRegional Rookie of the Year and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention performer. All-Conference First Team performer Bailey Coffman is also back in 2021-22.
Head Coach Olivia Lett and the Big Blue open the season at home on November 5 against Westminster College.
I will have more on this developing story in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune.