May 17, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
907-479-4306
Pioneers finish regular season at No. 1
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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 [25] 38-3 625 1
2. Christopher Newport 39-5 598 2
3. Kean 36-8 556 3
4. Shenandoah 34-5 544 4
5. Linfield 31-9 525 5
6. UW-Stevens Point 32-8 487 7
7. St. Scholastica 35-5 480 6
8. Cortland State 33-8 446 8
9. Chapman 29-11 347 12
10. Heidelberg 33-11 344 9
11. Texas-Tyler 33-6 340 11
12. UW-Whitewater 32-11 321 10
13. Alvernia 35-7 274 15
14. Tufts 26-7-1 260 16
15. Adrian 31-9 226 13
16. Trinity (Texas) 33-11 213 17
17. Eastern Connecticut 32-11 192 14
18. Western New England 38-9 165 21
19. Wheaton (Mass.) 29-10 150 20
20. Carthage 29-10 145 22
21. Redlands 29-11 136 19
22. Rowan 30-11-1 135 23
23. Concordia (Ill.) 37-8 126 18
24. Thomas More 28-7 123 24
25. Keystone 32-10 83 -
Also receiving votes: Coe 75, Salisbury 31, Concordia-Austin 26, Pomona-Pitzer 26, Hardin-Simmons 17, Brandeis 16, New Jersey 14, North Park 12, Penn State-Altoona 10, Amherst 9, Case Western Reserve 8, Brockport State 6, UW-Oshkosh 6, Frostburg State 5, Illinois Wesleyan 4, Penn State-Behrend 4, Ramapo 4, Hamline 3, St. Thomas 2, Augustana 2, La Roche 2, Piedmont 2.
Dropped out: North Park (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)