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Francis Named To The Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team

Francis Named To The Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – St. Bonaventure University women's basketball sophomore Deja Francis has been named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team, conference officials announced.

A native of Queens, N.Y., Francis averaged 9.4 points and 3.5 assists per game as a freshman, earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team last season. Francis ranked fourth among all Atlantic 10 freshmen in scoring and was second in assists.

Francis' 104 assists in 2018-19 was the most by any Bonnies freshman in over 20 seasons. Also as a freshman, Francis scored in double figures 12 times.

Francis is the eighth Bonaventure player to earn preseason honors dating back to the 2002-03 season.

The Atlantic 10 released the Preseason Coach's Poll and saw the Bonnies picked to finish 13th this season.

The Bonnies officially kick off the 2019-20 season Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Reilly Center when they host St. John's. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

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