March 22, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Hornets take over top spot with 17-0 mark
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SHENANDOAH TOPS NCBWA
D3BASEBALL.COM DIVISION III POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA polls with the NCBWA/D3baseball.com Division III Poll. Weekly polls continue through the NCAA Division III Championship.

The poll voters come from 25 college baseball writers, sports information directors and related media persons from throughout the nation.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Shenandoah [16] 17-0 609 2
2. Heidelberg [4] 11-1 582 1
3. Texas-Tyler [4] 21-0 580 5
4. Marietta [1] 13-1 540 8
5. Christopher Newport 24-1 518 9
6. Kean 12-3 466 4
7. UW-Stevens Point 2-1 457 3
8. UW-Whitewater 4-1 454 6
9. Linfield 14-4 427 10
10. Trinity (Texas) 21-5 339 12
11. Chapman 16-5 323 13
12. Johns Hopkins 6-3 289 7
13. St. Scholastica 9-3 255 14
14. Pomona-Pitzer 17-6 204 19
15. Augustana 10-1 185 -
16. Tufts 1-1 171 17
17. Illinois Wesleyan 5-4 165 11
18. Thomas More 9-0 135 25
19. George Fox 13-5 121 22
20. Cortland State 8-5 119 20
21. St. Olaf 7-1 118 -
22. Mary Washington 15-5 104 23
23. Carthage 8-3 84 -
24. Eastern Connecticut 6-2 81 -
25. New Jersey 11-2 79 -
Also receiving votes: Millsaps 72, Wheaton (Mass.) 68, Wooster 58, Wesley 51, Salisbury 50, UW-Oshkosh 50, Hardin-Simmons 49, Montclair State 38, St. Thomas 38, Ithaca 34, Alvernia 27, Buena Vista 25, MIT 24, University of Dallas 16, Concordia (Ill.) 16, Adrian 16, Haverford 14, Redlands 14, Brockport State 13, Westminster (Pa.) 9, Allegheny 7, Richard Stockton 6, Keene State 6, Rowan 6, Bowdoin 5, Maryville (Tenn.) 3, Huntingdon 2, Ramapo 2, Widener 1.
Dropped out: St. Thomas (15), Wooster (16), Wheaton (Mass.) (18), Salisbury (21) Millsaps (24).

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Cap Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2011 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Heidelberg)
March 1 (Heidelberg)
March 8 (Heidelberg)
March 15 (Heidelberg)
March 22 (Shenandoah)
March 29 (Shenandoah)
April 5 (Shenandoah)
April 12 (Shenandoah)
April 19 (Christopher Newport)
April 26 (Marietta)
May 3 (Marietta)
May 10 (Marietta)
May 17 (Marietta)