Date Posted:01/29/2002,  8:00AM

Women's Hoops Climbs to Number Two

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team is ranked second in the nation in the latest national poll released today by Division III Hoops Online. The Polar Bears picked up three double-digit victories last week over NESCAC rivals Bates, Middlebury and Williams, all of whom were ranked in the top ten in New England. At 15-0, the Polar Bears are off to the program's best start ever, and have set the school record for consecutive victories. Bowdoin trails only Washington University in this week's poll, and is one of only three unbeaten teams in Division III women's basketball. Bowdoin will travel to play Bates again on Friday evening before playing at Tufts on Saturday afternoon.