April 19, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Captains are unanimous choice for No. 1
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CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT 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. Christopher Newport [25] 35-4 625 4
2. Marietta 24-3 579 2
3. Kean 25-4 566 3
4. Shenandoah 31-4 562 1
5. Linfield 24-7 504 8
6. Texas-Tyler 31-4 502 6
7. Heidelberg 24-6 475 7
8. Eastern Connecticut 22-4 433 5
9. St. Scholastica 19-4 380 11
10. UW-Whitewater 16-6 376 10
11. Chapman 23-8 341 7
12. Cortland State 22-6 338 12
13. Augustana 19-5 337 15
14. Alvernia 25-3 239 19
15. UW-Stevens Point 14-7 220 17
16. Carthage 16-6 204 14
17. UW-Oshkosh 17-5 194 20
18. Thomas More 19-4 179 18
19. Redlands 25-8 160 21
20. Tufts 15-4-1 105 25
21. Wheaton (Mass.) 23-7 99 -
22. St. Olaf 17-6 97 16
23. Pomona-Pitzer 25-10 96 22
24. Trinity (Texas) 29-11 86 13
25. Concordia (Ill.) 20-4 76 -
Also receiving votes: Illinois Wesleyan 75, Adrian 68, George Fox 49, Haverford 32, Hardin-Simmons 28, New Jersey 26, Johns Hopkins 23, Rowan 15, University of Dallas 9, Anderson 9, North Park 6, Ramapo 6, Western New England 2, Williams 1, Concordia-Austin 1, Webster 1, Frostburg State 1.
Dropped out: Illinois Wesleyan (23), Hardin Simmons (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)