NEW ROCHELLE, NY - The Iona College women's basketball team got exciting news Wednesday evening, as they were named to ESPNW's Mid Major Top 10. Additionally the Gaels hold an 11th seed in the most recent Bracketology column.
The article mentions the Gaels' current first place standing and Iona's significant non-conference wins over Pacific and Arizona earlier this season.
Iona is the lone program in the country with a top-five scorer and rebounder in junior guard Damika Martinez and sophomore forward Joy Adams. Martinez is fifth in the nation with a 24.2 points per game average while Adams is third in rebounding with an average of 14.1 boards per game. Junior guard Aleesha Powell is connecting on conference best 52.6% of her attempts from behind the arc and is averaging 13.5 points per game in conference play.
First year head coach Billi Godsey has the most wins in the country this season by a rookie mentor, and second most of any coach in their first season with a program. Godsey's .895 winning percentage is the best of any first year head coach in the nation as well.
Iona is back in action tonight at 7:00 pm, when it welcomes Fairfield to the Hynes Athletics Center.