COLUMBIA — The Columbia College women's basketball team was ranked 24th in the NAIA in the latest poll released Tuesday. The Cougars have won 10 games in a row, and at 7-0, are first in the American Midwest Conference.
The Cougars defeated Lyon (Ark.) College on Saturday to take first place in the conference. Lyon dropped three spots in the rankings to 18th. William Woods University, also of the AMC, dropped to 20th.
Lubbock Christian (Texas) University is currently ranked No. 1 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, followed by Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Vanguard (Calif.), Oklahoma City and Westminster (Utah).
Columbia College sophomore guard Tierney Seifert, who averaged 15.7 points per game in a 3-0 week for the Cougars last week, was named the AMC Women's Basketball Player of the Week by AMC officials in St. Louis on Monday.
The Cougars will travel to Harris-Stowe State University on Thursday for a 5:30 p.m. game against the Hornets. Columbia returns home on Saturday to face William Woods at 2 p.m.