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Women's Basketball

October 29, 1998

NEWARK, N.J.- Universityof Miami women’s basketball standout KymHope, a senior forward from Hollywood, FL, was unanimously selectedtothe 1998-99 preseason All-BIG EAST First Team at the 1998-99 AnnualWomen’s Basketball Media Day Thursday in Newark.

Hope, a 1997-98 BIG EASTFirst Team selection and Street & SmithHonorable Mention preseason All-American, is the conference’s topreturning scorer (17.6 ppg) and rebounder (10.9 rpg)..

The Hurricanes, who returnfour starters, are selected to finishsixth in the conference behind Connecticut, Rutgers, Notre Dame, BostonCollege and Villanova. Last season, the ‘Canes finished 19-10andadvanced to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in five years.

Miami opens the regularseason on the road with games at FloridaInternational (Nov. 18), Tulane (Nov. 22) and the University of Florida(Nov. 24) before returning home to the Knight Sports Complex for theiropener against Coppin State on December 1 at 7:00 p.m.