Fort Hays State’s run at obtaining a NCAA Tournament bid came up just short as the Lady Tigers were left out of the eight-team Central Regional field for the 64-team NCAA Tournament. Even with a 22-7 record overall, 20-7 in Division II play, it was not enough to get the Lady Tigers into a very tough regional field.
Washburn, Central Missouri and Emporia State will represent the MIAA in the tournament field. Three teams from the NSIC and two from the GAC also will compete at the regional. The Lady Tigers made a run to the semifinals of the MIAA Tournament, losing to Central Missouri in overtime, but it was not enough to obtain an at-large bid. Emporia State is the only team in the Central Regional field with more than six losses, but got in with the automatic bid by winning the MIAA Tournament.
The 22 wins this season for FHSU were most for the program since 2004-05. It also marked the most wins for FHSU in a season under fifth-year head coach Tony Hobson. That passes the mark of 20 wins set last season. The Lady Tigers had two All-MIAA selections in first-teamer Kate Lehman and third-teamer Kate Edward. Lehman was also named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year and landed on the MIAA All-Defensive Team.
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