Senior Morgan Stuut will lead No. 4 SXU into the 2015 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship next week
Senior Morgan Stuut will lead No. 4 SXU into the 2015 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship next week
Women's Basketball - Wed, Mar. 4, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. - The No. 4 ranked Saint Xavier University women's basketball team has received one of the four coveted No. 1 seeds for next week's 2015 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championships at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa, when the seeds and pairings for the event were officially released by the NAIA national office Wednesday night.  The 32-team, single-elimination tournament is divided into four, eight-team brackets with teams seeded one through eight based off the final NAIA Top 25 Ratings Poll released earlier this afternoon.  The Cougars match up against No. 8 seeded Oregon Tech in first-round action on Thursday, March 12, with a scheduled 8:45 p.m. (central) tip-off at the Tyson Events Center.

Oregon Tech comes into the NAIA National Championship boasting a 23-10 overall record and also received votes, but did not crack the Top 25 in the final NAIA Top 25 Ratings Poll.  The Bobcats are making their second straight appearance and third overall at the NAIA National Championship and are 0-2 all-time in tournament action.  The Owls received an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship by virtue of winning the Cascade Conference Tournament with a 57-51 win over No. 16 ranked Eastern Oregon University.   

Saint Xavier finished the season posting a 29-3 overall record.  SXU won the 2015 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) regular season title with a perfect 18-0 record to earn its automatic berth to the NAIA National Championship.  This marks the 13th straight season that SXU has advanced to the NAIA National Championship, which begins on Wednesday, March 11.  Saint Xavier has advanced to the second round in six of the past nine seasons. 

Click here for the official 2015 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship Bracket