April 11, 2013
Vikings ranked 25th in NCAA Division III poll
|Head coach Kris Kistler is all smiles as her Viking squad is ranked 25th in the most recent NCAA Division III Softball poll. Augustana will next face off against North Park on April 13 starting at 1:00 p.m.|
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The Augustana Vikings softball team is ranked 25th in the latest NCAA Division III softball poll. It is the first appearance in the top 25 for head coach Kris Kistler's squad this year.
Augustana won three of four College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin road games this past weekend to propel the Vikings into the national spotlight. An impressive two-game sweep against Illinois Wesleyan, previously ranked third, on April 6 in Bloomington, Illinois by scores of 5-3 and 6-5 was followed with a split against Millikin the next day. The Vikings lost 3-2 to the Big Blue in game one before bouncing back with a 6-1 victory.
Augustana is currently 18-6 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Vikings are next scheduled to play at home against North Park in a conference doubleheader on April 13 starting at 1:00 p.m.
2013 NCAA DIVISION III SOFTBALL POLL
As of 04/10/13 and compiled by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association
|1.||Montclair State (8)||20-0||200||1|
|14.||East Texas Baptist||25-7||98||13|
|16.||St. Thomas (Minnesota)||17-5||83||20|
|23.||North Central (Illinois)||21-1||27||---|
|24.||College of New Jersey||19-5||24||23|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Lebanon Valley (16), Simpson (8), Texas Lutheran (7), UW-Eau Claire (7), Virginia Wesleyan (4), UW River Falls (2), Alma (1), Mt. Union (1).
DROPPED OUT: No. 12 Simpson, No. 24 Virginia Wesleyan, No. 25 UW River Falls