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Deegan Named to Preseason All-Conference Team

by | Oct 28, 2021

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Davidson guard Suzi-Rose Deegan was named to the Atlantic 10’s Preseason All-Conference Third Team, the league office announced Wednesday.

Deegan, the conference’s 2019-20 Rookie of the Year, earned the preseason nod as voted upon by the league’s head coaches. The 5-10 junior earned Preseason All-Conference honors last season as well, being named to the First Team after her stellar rookie campaign.

The Marmion, Australia native has averaged 14.6 points per game across her career, shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc. Already with 568 career points, Deegan appeared in just 10 games last season due to injury but still made a splash in her sophomore season. In her season debut, Deegan scored 23 points in just 20 minutes against Fordham, eventually leading to an A-10 Player of the Week selection, and averaged 10.7 points per game during her 10-game stretch.

“We’re thrilled to have Rosie back out on the court this season and I’m excited for her to have earned this recognition from the conference,” said Head Coach Gayle Fulks. “Our team has been working hard in the offseason and we are really looking forward to tipping off our season on Nov. 5.”

Deegan has made 18 starts in her career and appeared in 39 games for the ‘Cats while recording 29 double-digit scoring performances.

In addition to today’s Preseason All-Conference Teams, the Atlantic 10 also released its 2021-22 Preseason Poll, where the Wildcats were predicted to finish 11th in the conference.

Dayton received 11 out of 14 first place votes and earned 193 total points to be selected as the league favorite to capture the Atlantic 10 Championship, followed by Rhode Island which checked in with 174 points and two top votes. Fordham (163) earned a top-three finish while Saint Louis and VCU rounded out the top five, with 144 points apiece. VCU, the reigning conference champions, also received one first place vote.

Davidson tips off the season, officially, on Nov. 9 at Virginia Tech, but will host the Newberry Wolves in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. from inside Belk Arena.

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2021-22 Preseason Atlantic 10 Conference Poll 

Pl Team (1st-place votes) Total
1 Dayton (11) 193
2 Rhode Island (2) 174
3 Fordham 163
4 Saint Louis 144
5 VCU 144
6 Massachusetts 140
7 Richmond 104
8 La Salle 100
9 Duquesne 83
10 Saint Joseph’s 68
11 Davidson 66
12 George Washington 41
13 St. Bonaventure 32
14 George Mason 18


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