CORVALLIS – The Oregon State women's basketball team is ranked seventh in both the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll and the AP Poll for the third consecutive week. The ranking is tied for the highest in school history.
Six of Oregon State's 2015-16 opponents are also featured in both polls, headlined by No. 3 Notre Dame.
The Beavers have opened the 2015-16 season with six-straight wins, including last Thursday's 65-58 road victory at Marquette. Oregon State is one of 17 remaining unbeaten teams in NCAA Division I, and is tops in the nation in both rebounding margin (+21.7) and blocked shots per game (8.3).
Senior Jamie Weisner leads the Beavers with 21.2 point per game this season, and is pulling down 4.7 boards per contest. Fellow senior Ruth Hamblin is having another standout season with an average of 13.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, and the 6-foot-6 center sits seventh in the country with an average of 3.17 blocks. Junior Sydney Wiese is also in double-figures in points per game and is tied with Hamblin for the team lead in rebounds. The point guard is closing in on a milestone this week, as she sits just 16 points short of 1,000 in her career.
Oregon State will begin a four-game home stretch on Saturday, when it plays host to Idaho. The Beavers will follow that up by taking on Cal State Bakersfield on Dec. 15 in their annual Beavers Beyond the Classroom game, before facing Tennessee on Dec. 19.
Tickets for every game this season are available at BeaverTickets.com or by calling 800-GOBEAVS. Thirteen home games remain on this year's schedule, including marquee matchups against Tennessee, Stanford and Arizona State.