April 26, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Three poll points separate top two clubs
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MARIETTA 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. Marietta [12] 27-3 608 2
2. Christopher Newport [11] 39-5 605 1
3. Shenandoah [1] 33-4 566 4
4. Kean [1] 28-5 552 3
5. Texas-Tyler 33-4 497 6
6. Linfield 26-8 492 5
7. Eastern Connecticut 25-4 468 8
8. Heidelberg 27-7 425 7
9. UW-Whitewater 21-5 417 10
10. St. Scholastica 22-4 399 9
11. Cortland State 26-6 392 12
12. UW-Stevens Point 19-8 268 15
13. Alvernia 26-4 260 14
14. UW-Oshkosh 20-6 238 17
15. Chapman 24-10 228 11
16. Wheaton (Mass.) 25-7 209 21
17. Tufts 19-5-1 173 20
18. Redlands 26-9 171 19
19. Trinity (Texas) 33-11 163 24
20. Concordia (Ill.) 23-5 151 25
21. Adrian 24-6 147 -
22. Carthage 18-8 127 16
23. Pomona-Pitzer 27-10 124 23
24. Thomas More 20-6 85 18
25. North Park 24-7 68 -
Also receiving votes: Illinois Wesleyan 52, Rowan 51, Augustana 46, New Jersey 31, Haverford 27, Hardin-Simmons 21, Ramapo 11, George Fox 11, Manchester 10, Western New England 9, University of Dallas 7, Amherst 5, St. Olaf 5, Case Western Reserve 4, Salisbury 1, Randolph-Macon 1.
Dropped out: Augustana (13); St. Olaf (22).

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)