Wilkins Named to Preseason All-Mid-Con Team
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Holli Wilkins led the Mid-Con
in steals last season

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Senior guard Holli Wilkins was named to the 2006-07 Mid-Continent Conference Preseason All-Conference Team, announced by the conference office Wednesday. The Ladies, under first-year head coach Steve Curtis, were picked eighth in the conference preseason poll.

Wilkins, a native of Evadale, Texas, led the Mid-Con last season in steals, averaging 3.4 steals per game. In 24 games last season, Wilkins stood among the conference leaders in points and three-pointers, leading the Ladies with a 12.0 points per game average.

Wilkins was named honorable mention All-Mid-Con following last season.

Centenary returns three starters from last season’s team. In total, eight letterwinners with game experience are back for Centenary, joining six freshmen players and one junior college transfer.

Picked to win the Mid-Con in the preseason poll was Oral Roberts, led by Mid-Con Preseason Player of the Year Elisha Turek. The Golden Eagles garnered 12 first place votes in the preseason poll, acording to polling of conference coaches, sports information directors and selected media members.

Centenary opens the season Nov 11, hosting Texas-Pan American at the Gold Dome at 7 p.m.

2006-07 Mid-Continent Preseason Poll


Team - Points (1st Place Votes)

1. Oral Roberts - 237 (12)

2. Valparaiso - 213 (5)

3. IUPUI - 177 (3)

4. Western Illinois - 156 (2)    

5. UMKC - 145

6. Oakland - 142

7. Southern Utah - 65

8. Centenary - 41


2006-07 Mid-Continent Preseason All-Conference Teams


First Team

Name, School, Class     

Tamra Braun, Valparaiso, Sr.                      

Stephanie Brown, UMKC, Sr.                            

Jernisha Cann, IUPUI, So.                            

Nicole Piggott, Oakland, Sr.                          

Betsy Rietema, Valparaiso, Sr.                      

*Elisha Turek, Oral Roberts, Sr.  


Second Team

Name, School, Class

Jenny Hardin, Oral Roberts, So.

Tanika Mays, IUPUI, So.

Carrie Myers, Valparaiso, Sr.

Brittny Picconi, UMKC, Jr.

Holli Wilkins, Centenary, Sr.


*Preseason Player of the Year