June 4, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Pioneers win Div. III national title
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MARIETTA TOPS FINAL 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. This is the final poll for the 2012 season.

The D3baseball.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Marietta [25] 48-8 625 1
2. Wheaton (Mass.) 41-11 590 9
3. St. Thomas 41-10 580 4
4. Cortland State 41-9-1 552 2
5. Christopher Newport 34-10 506 6
6. Kean 37-12 480 8
7. Webster 36-14 449 -
8. Whitworth 31-16-1 447 -
9. Keystone 37-8 392 3
10. Birmingham-Southern 38-9 391 7
11. Salisbury 34-9 349 5
12. Adrian 37-10 270 10
13. Trinity (Texas) 37-12 266 15
14. St. Joseph's (Maine) 39-7 253 11
15. Concordia (Texas) 37-11 215 12
16. UW-La Crosse 34-11 212 13
17. Western New England 38-13 210 21
18. Shenandoah 31-13 165 20
19. Aurora 38-10 144 17
20. Washington and Jefferson 36-10 141 16
21. Misericordia 36-10 129 14
22. Trinity (Conn.) 34-11 128 24
23. Ramapo 35-15 113 -
24. UW-Whitewater 33-17 110 -
25. St. Scholastica 35-11 89 23
Also receiving votes: Rowan 68, St. John Fisher 59, Farmingdale State 51, Keene State 22, Lynchburg 21, Manchester 20, Texas-Tyler 14, DePauw 12, Eastern Connecticut 9, Alvernia 8, Illinois Wesleyan 7, Ithaca 6, Coe 5, Drew 5, North Park 4, Concordia (Ill.) 2, UW-Stevens Point 2, Rhodes 2, Montclair State 1, Chicago 1.
Dropped out: Lynchburg (19), DePauw (22), Texas-Tyler (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 Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2012 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Marietta)
Feb. 28 (Marietta)
March 6 (Marietta)
March 13 (Marietta)
March 20 (Trinity, Texas)
March 27 (Trinity, Texas)
April 3 (Trinity, Texas)
April 10 (Marietta)
April 17 (Marietta)
April 24 (Marietta)
May 1 (Marietta)
May 8 (Marietta)
May 15 (Marietta)
June 4 (Marietta)