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Women's Basketball

Jenkins named Preseason All-American Athletic Conference

The UTSA women’s basketball program was selected to finish eighth in the AAC Preseason Poll

DALLAS — The American Athletic Conference announced its Preseason Coaches’ Poll and honors on Monday, with senior Jordyn Jenkins representing UTSA on the All-Conference Second Team. Additionally, the Roadrunners were picked to finish eighth in their inaugural AAC campaign. 

Jenkins adds this accolade to an already impressive trophy case as she was previously named the 2022-23 Conference-USA Player and Newcomer of the Year. 

In the process, Jenkins became the third player in the history of C-USA to win both awards along with First-Team honors. She averaged 20.6 PPG at a 49.3% shooting clip, collecting 7.5 RPG and 1.4 SPG. The Kent, Washington native set the UTSA school record for points in a season, logging 659 while posting nine double-doubles. 

As a team, the Roadrunners received 75 points in the preseason coaches poll, slotting them eighth among 14 AAC teams. 

South Florida sits atop the poll, receiving 10 first-place votes en route to 166 total points. Just behind USF, East Carolina was picked second with four first-place nods and 159 points. 

Rice was selected third, scoring 135, SMU fourth, and Memphis fifth. Tulane was picked sixth and Tulsa seventh, just ahead of the Roadrunners. 

Rounding out the group, Temple was slotted ninth, Charlotte 10th, Wichita State 11th, North Texas 12th, UAB 13th, and Florida Atlantic 14th.

The Full AAC Preseason Coaches' Poll and honors can be found below: 

Preseason Coaches’ Poll 

1.    South Florida (10)            166
2.    East Carolina (4)               159
3.    Rice                                     135
4.    SMU                                   118
5.    Memphis                           115
6.    Tulane                                110
7.    Tulsa                                  104
8.    UTSA                                  75
9.    Temple                              72
10.    Charlotte                           62
11.    Wichita State                    53
12.    North Texas                      47
13.    UAB                                    30
14.    Florida Atlantic                 28

First-place votes in parenthesis


Preseason Player of the Year

Danae McNeal, Gr., G, East Carolina


Preseason All-Conference First Team

Amiya Joyner, So., F, East Carolina

Danae McNeal, Gr., G, East Carolina*

Madison Griggs, Gr., G, Memphis

Sammie Puisis, Sr., G, South Florida

Temira Poindexeter, Jr., F, Tulsa


Preseason All-Conference Second Team

Dazia Lawrence, R-Jr., G, Charlotte

Aniya Hubbard, So., G, Florida Atlantic

Malia Fisher, Jr., F, Rice

Aleah Nelson, 5th, G, Temple

Jordyn Jenkins, Sr., F, UTSA

* denotes unanimous selection



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