The Spring Hill College women's tennis team appeared in the "Receiving Votes" category of the NAIA's 2009 Preseason Ratings as released by their national office in Kansas City, Mo.
Appearing in what would be the 34th position if the poll were enumerated that far, the Lady Badgers received seven votes from the raters.
"It's very nice," says SHC Head Coach Hans Laub. "But it still means we are the underdog like we have been the last two years," referring to the higher ratings of several SHC opponents also appearing in poll.
Spring Hill opens the 2009 season versus Tougaloo College at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center on February 28.