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April 8, 2010

2010 Season - Softball moves into top ten in latest poll

The Augustana Vikings softball team rode an eight game winning streak to the number nine ranking in the latest NCAA Division III ranking, according to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Veteran head coach Kris Kistler's team is currently 16-5 overall and is ranked 9 th with 126 points. A double header sweep on April 1 over CCIW opponent Wheaton propelled the Vikings up from last week's 11 th ranking. North Central is the only other CCIW school in the top 25, making their first appearance in the polls at the 24 th spot.

Augustana jumps back into action on April 8 th with a double header at home against St. Ambrose, starting at 4:00 at Carver Field.

2010 NCAA DIVISION III SOFTBALL POLL

As of 04/08/10 and compiled by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association

Rank

Team

Record

Pts

Pvs .

1

Louisiana College (8)

29-1

200

1

2

East Texas Baptist

23-3

191

3

3

Texas-Tyler

20-4

184

2

4

Christopher Newport

28-6

165

4

5

Ohio Northern

19-1

159

6

6

Central

15-6

152

7

7

Messiah

17-4

151

5

8

College of New Jersey

15-3

145

8

9

Augustana

16-5

126

11

9

Luther

14-3

126

10

11

Cortland State

15-5

123

9

12

Salisbury

21-2

103

19

13

Eastern Connecticut

10-2

94

14

14

Mississippi College

17-5

85

11

15

Washington-St. Louis

22-4

84

15

16

Willamette

19-6

82

17

17

Wisconsin-LaCrosse

14-6

57

20

18

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

21-5

52

18

19

Linfield

19-5

51

16

20

Transylvania

17-5

47

NR

21

Brandeis

13-4-1

46

22

22

Moravian

14-6

27

25

22

Gustavus Adolphus

9-5

27

NR

24

North Central

14-4

24

NR

25

DePauw

18-3

22

NR

Others receiving votes: Alma (17); Rowan (12); University of Chicago (11); St. Thomas (10); Redlands (9); Coast Guard Academy (8); Ramapo (4)

Dropped out: No. 13 Capital, No. 21 University of Chicago, No. 23 Mount Union, No. 24 Coe