April 5, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Hornets retain top spot for 3rd straight week
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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 [17] 22-2 614 1
2. Christopher Newport [5] 29-3 599 2
3. Marietta [2] 15-2 559 4
4. Kean 17-4 518 5
5. Texas-Tyler [1] 26-2 517 6
6. Heidelberg 16-4 509 3
7. UW-Whitewater 11-2 443 10
8. Chapman 19-5 420 8
9. Linfield 18-6 408 7
10. UW-Stevens Point 8-3 369 9
11. St. Scholastica 12-3 321 12
12. Eastern Connecticut 15-3 314 13
13. Pomona-Pitzer 22-7 293 11
14. Augustana 13-2 281 15
15. St. Olaf 14-3 249 18
16. Carthage 11-3 238 21
17. UW-Oshkosh 12-2 213 17
18. Trinity (Texas) 25-8 181 22
19. New Jersey 14-4 148 20
20. Cortland State 11-5 129 23
21. Illinois Wesleyan 10-4 117 24
22. George Fox 18-7 110 14
23. Thomas More 13-3 98 19
24. Johns Hopkins 12-7 90 16
25. Hardin-Simmons 22-7 72 -
Also receiving votes: Redlands 58, Adrian 46, Alvernia 38, Wheaton (Mass.) 37, Tufts 24, Haverford 22, Concordia (Ill.) 18, Western New England 15, Anderson 10, Amherst 8, Ramapo 8, Coe 7, Emory 6, North Park 5, Maryville (Tenn.) 5, Louisiana College 4, Babson 2, Richard Stockton 1, Millsaps 1.
Dropped out: Alvernia (25).

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)