Coaches picked East Carolina to win Conference USA’s East Division, naming Marshall second. ECU is the season-opening opponent of Old Dominion, which will play C-USA football in 2014.
Tulsa was picked to win the West.
William and Mary was one of 96 programs nationwide, including 21 in Division I, to receive a Team Academic Excellence Award.
W&M had a 3.1 grade-point average in 2012-13, and seven Tribe players were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court: 2013 graduates Brett Goodloe, Doug Howard and Andrew Pavloff, and juniors Kyle Gaillard, Fred Heldring, Tim Rusthoven and Ben Whitlatch.
Virginia Tech head coach Megan Burker announced the hiring of assistant coach Liz Hogan, a former Syracuse standout goalie and member of the U.S. national team.
Hogan was an assistant coach at Colgate the past two seasons, working exclusively with goalkeepers. She posted a 52-23 record with Syracuse, helping the Orange win three Big East regular-season titles and advance to the Final Four in 2008 and 2010.