VIDEO: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH HISTORIC RANKING

ALEXA GANZEVELD, KV NEWS ANCHOR

Wartburg Women’s Basketball began the season ranked third in the nation, the highest ranking in program history, following an NCAA tournament run last season that took the Knights to the Elite Eight.

“It was really fun to prove everyone wrong,” Katie Lindeman, a senior guard on the team, said. “They thought we would have a down year, but we all came together and worked hard and won conference.”

The Knights now sit at seventh in the nation, but the team works to keep the importance of a high ranking at the back of their mind.

“We talk a lot about how rankings aren’t that important,” Lindeman said. “The most important part is proving it on the court. We just want to back up being ranked number three every day when we go out.”

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One of the most unique values of the Knights offensively is their lack of an offensive star. Instead of backing any one player, Wartburg instead relies on ball movement to generate points.

“We don’t really have a star player,” Lindeman said. “Everyone comes out every night and gives it all their best. One player may have a better night than others so that’s a really cool dynamic to have.”

For Knight Vision Sports, I’m Alexa Ganzeveld.

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