With the help of some former Maine schoolgirl standouts, the Bowdoin College women's basketball team has climbed to #14 in the D3Hoops.com national poll.

The Polar Bears have finished their first semester schedule with a 9-0 record. One of four unbeaten teams in the powerful NESCAC Conference. (Tufts is #1 in the nation, Amherst is #3)

The Bowdoin roster includes former Bangor Rams standout Cordelia Stewart who is averaging five points and three rebounds a game. Former Presque Isle Wildcat Hannah Graham is averaging eight points, two assists and three rebounds per game.

South Portland's Maddie Hasson and Greely's Moira Train are also part of the Polar Bears rotation.

Bowdoin returns to action on December 29th.

NOTE: Head coach Adrienne Shibles is a former Mt. View Mustang and assistant coach Megan Phelps played at MDI.

Here is this week's D3Hoops national poll...

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Tufts (15) 8-0 613 1
2 Christopher Newport (5) 8-0 598 2
3 Amherst (5) 7-0 582 3
4 Wartburg 7-0 518 4
5 UW-Oshkosh 7-0 502 5
6 Trine 9-0 468 6
7 Hope 7-0 436 8
8 Whitman 8-1 433 7
9 Rochester 8-1 407 9
10 Thomas More 8-1 378 10
11 St. Thomas 6-1 362 11
12 Gustavus Adolphus 7-0 356 12
13 UW-Whitewater 6-0 349 13
14 Bowdoin 9-0 345 14
15 Ohio Northern 7-1 255 15
16 DePauw 8-1 236 16
17 Messiah 8-0 225 17
18 Muhlenberg 9-0 181 19
19 Trinity (Texas) 3-1 170 18
20 Juniata 8-0 112 25
21 Marietta 7-0 106 24
22 Scranton 5-1 104 20
23 Marymount 7-1 94 23
24 Washington U. 6-2 88 22
25 Ithaca 7-1 39 --

Others receiving votes: Illinois Wesleyan 33; George Fox 23; Chicago 21; Puget Sound 21; SUNY Geneseo 20; Montclair State 16; Washington and Jefferson 11; Wisconsin Lutheran 8; Wheaton (Ill.) 6; Rochester Tech 3; Bluffton 2; Chapman 2; Randolph-Macon 2