Star Gazing: The week ahead for the Commodores
Feb. 10, 2014
UPDATE ON THE DORES
NEXT HOME GAME: vs. Auburn, Feb. 13
MOVING ON UP
The Commodores moved up two spots in this week's AP poll, climbing to No. 16, when the rankings were released on Monday. It matches Vanderbilt's highest spot in the AP poll this season.
Vanderbilt has now been ranked in the AP poll for five consecutive weeks. The Commodores broke into the poll at No. 24 on Jan. 13, moved up to No. 16 on Jan. 20, and remained in that spot on Jan. 27. The Commodores then fell back two spots to No. 18 last week before returning to the No. 16 spot this week.
Vanderbilt has also been ranked in the USA Today poll, which comes on Tuesdays, in each of four three weeks. The Commodores were No. 25 in the poll released on Jan. 14, moved to No. 19 on Jan. 21, were ranked No. 18 on Jan. 28 and were No. 19 last week.
FOGGIE ADDED TO WADE WATCH LIST
Vanderbilt senior Christina Foggie was one of 10 players added to the "Wade Watch" list on Monday by the Wade Trophy Committee.
The Wade Trophy, named after the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade, debuted in 1978 as the first-ever women's national player of the year award in college basketball.
Foggie entered Monday's game averaging 18.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Commodores.
Joining the preseason list of 25 Wade Watch hopefuls are Tiffany Bias of Oklahoma State, Hallie Christofferson of Iowa State, Foggie, Markeisha Gatling of N.C. State, Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest, Natasha Howard of Florida State, Alexis Jones of Duke, Tricia Liston of Duke, Jewell Loyd of Notre Dame, and Tiffany Mitchell of South Carolina.
FOGGIE, LISTER NAMED TO STALEY WATCH LIST
Senior guards Jasmine Lister and Christina Foggie have each been named to the 2014 Dawn Staley Award watch list by the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia.
The winner will be announced during Final Four weekend in Nashville.
Vanderbilt is one of only two schools -- along with UConn -- to have two representatives on the list. (UConn teammates Breanna Stewart and Bria Hartley are both on the list).
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