April 12, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Hornets retain top spot for 4th 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 [22] 27-2 622 1
2. Marietta [3] 21-2 589 3
3. Kean 22-4 549 4
4. Christopher Newport 31-4 546 2
5. Heidelberg 22-4 522 6
6. Texas-Tyler 29-3 506 5
7. Chapman 22-5 464 8
8. Linfield 21-6 456 9
9. Eastern Connecticut 18-3 430 12
10. UW-Whitewater 13-4 364 7
11. St. Scholastica 14-4 292 11
12. Cortland State 18-5 287 20
13. Trinity (Texas) 29-8 284 18
14. Carthage 14-4 264 16
15. Augustana 16-4 250 14
16. St. Olaf 17-4 236 15
17. UW-Stevens Point 11-6 211 10
18. Thomas More 18-3 156 23
19. Alvernia 20-3 135 -
20. UW-Oshkosh 14-4 117 17
21. Redlands 22-8 116 -
22. Pomona-Pitzer 23-9 113 13
23. Illinois Wesleyan 13-6 87 21
24. Hardin-Simmons 25-8 86 25
25. Tufts 12-4-1 68 -
Also receiving votes: Concordia (Ill.) 67, Wheaton (Mass.) 67, Adrian 56, George Fox 49, Haverford 39, Rowan 29, North Park 20, Western New England 15, New Jersey 13, Maryville (Tenn.) 7, Anderson 6, Emory 3, Brockport State 3, Louisiana College 1.
Dropped out: New Jersey (19), George Fox (22), Johns Hopkins (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)