MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Defending SSAC champion Dalton State (Ga.) claimed the top spot in the 2020-21 SSAC Women's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll.
2020-21 SSAC Women's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Poll
1. Dalton State (Ga.) – 63 (7)
William Carey (Miss.) – 53 (1)
3. Blue Mountain (Miss.) – 52
4. Mobile (Ala.) – 39
5. Middle Georgia – 31
6. Brewton-Parker (Ga.) – 22
7. Florida College – 20
8. Stillman (Ala.) – 8
Dalton State Head Coach Dean Thompson: "It's a huge honor to be recognized by our peers for all the hard work it has taken to be considered the top team in the conference. We will do all we can to live up to the billing and, God willing, we'll fight hard for another conference championship."
· Dalton State returns 2019 SSAC Freshman of the Year Kathryn Vradenburgh along with All-Conference selections Alex Gass and Kay Vradenburgh
· William Carey returns All-Conference selections Andi Wheeler and Paige Anderson
· Picked third, Blue Mountain returns All-Conference selections Leah Johnson and Ami Sherif
· Prior to Dalton State winning the 2019 championship, William Carey claimed the title in 2018 and Blue Mountain won it all in 2016 and 2017