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Wildcat hopes flying high after standout season

ACUToday_alt2 400x600 96Opponents of the women’s basketball team know Lizzy Dimba, Sydney Shelstead, Alexis Mason and Suzzy Dimba as a hard-working quartet of players who helped put Abilene Christian University hoops on the map during ACU’s transition to NCAA Division I.
While posing for us recently, they took a moment to enjoy a selfie during a photo shoot for “Junior Achievement,” the cover story of our new Summer-Fall 2016 issue of ACU Today magazine. Then it was back to business.
The four led their team to a 26-4 record last season and a spot in the 64-team Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament. Their impressive showing helped put the Wildcats on an even bigger stage to begin 2016-17: the 16-team Preseason WNIT this month.
The Wildcats will meet No. 24-ranked University of Missouri of the Southeastern Conference in a first-round game Friday night in Columbia, Mo. The game can be viewed live nationally on the SEC Network at 7 p.m. CST, and heard locally on 98.1 FM The Ticket. It’s one of three WNIT games ACU is guaranteed to play over the next two weeks; follow the schedule in the tournament’s online bracket.
Read about how these talented student-athletes – now seniors – are helping ACU reach new heights in Division I, followed in our online issue by 50 pages of Bonus Coverage about their dynamic head coach, Julie Goodenough, and last year’s magical season.