As women’s basketball season approaches, let's take a look at some of the top returnerning players from around the country. These nine women guided their teams as national statistical leaders last year. And now, coming into the new season, these players look to repeat -- or even improve -- their performances.
Northwestern’s Ashley Deary topped the nation in steals in 2015-16, which helped her break the Wildcats’ career mark. She has posted more than 300 so far during her time donning purple and white. Each year, Deary tallied more steals than the year prior, so fans may see her add even more to her total in her senior year.
Bego Faz Davalos of Fresno State posted a 136 blocked shots last year. The Mexico native also broke the Bulldogs and Mountain West record for blocks in a single season. With more than 230 blocks in her career, Faz Davalos looks to continue to post impressive numbers in the 2016-17 season.
*Note: All stats, facts and figures are pulled from stats.ncaa.org or the respective schools. Photos are from Grey Bartram, Kyle Terada, Geoff Burke, Brian Spurlock, Brad Penner, Melina Vastola and Thomas Russo from USA Today Sports Images or Fresno State and Drexel Athletics.