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Phoenix women keep climbing

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In a season of firsts, yet another one for the Green Bay Phoenix womens basketball team.  The 19-0 Phoenix climbed to number 10 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll marking the first time in program history Green Bay has been in the top 10 in both national polls.  Green Bay was ranked 9th in last weeks USAToday/ESPN/Coaches poll which will be updated Tuesday.   The steady climb into national prominence is now leading to speculation on where Green Bay might be seeded in the NCAA Womens National Tournament.  It's not inconceivable to think the Phoenix will run the table in the Horizon League and take and undefeated record into the tournament.  Last year, Green Bay was seeded 5th, highest ever.  They parlayed that seed into victories against Arkansas-Little Rock and Michigan State to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time before falling to Baylor in Dallas, Texas.  The Phoenix women return to the floor on Saturday against in-state rival UW-Milwaukee. 

Senior Julie Wojta was named the Horizon League player of the week for the 4th time this season and fifth time in her career.  Wojta averaged 17 points and nine rebounds in Green Bay's victories at Butler and Valparaison last week.

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