Women's Hoops Blog

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

From the Independent Collegian: In case you haven’t heard
Well, it’s time to put you on notice. The Toledo women’s basketball team is off to their best start in 11 years and is on pace to go down as one of the finest teams in program history.

In just her second season with the Rockets, UT Head Coach Tricia Cullop has completely changed the landscape of the program. Toledo was picked to finish last in the Mid-American Conference West Division in last year’s preseason poll after finishing the 2007-08 season with a 14-16 (5-10 MAC) record. Cullop sculpted the Rockets into a legitimate league contender last year, guiding the team to the third-best record at 18-13 (11-5 MAC) and earning MAC Co-Coach of the Year honors in her first season at the helm. With nine players returning, including all five starters, the Rockets were tabbed to finish first in the West in this year’s poll.