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Concordia is Coaches’ Pick to Win GPAC Baseball Title in 2023

(Sioux City, Iowa) – Concordia University totaled 98 points and is the preseason coaches’ selection to win the 2023 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Baseball Championship. The Bulldogs garnered eight first place votes as the top selection. The other three first place votes went to Doane University who is picked second with 91 points.

Mount Marty and Jamestown each had 74 points in tie at third place. Morningside rounded out the top five with 59 points after a vote of league coaches before the season started. Coming off a 22-27 (12-16 GPAC) record and a berth to the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) tournament a season ago, the Northwestern College baseball team was predicted to finish seventh

In 2022, Doane was the regular season champions in the GPAC4. The regular season runner-up, Concordia, won the GPAC Tournament Championship over Jamestown.

Here is the complete 2023 GPAC Baseball Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

1. Concordia (98), 8 first place votes

2. Doane (91), 3 first place vote

3t. Mount Marty (74)

3t. Jamestown (74)

5. Morningside (59)

6. Briar Cliff (58)

7. Northwestern (54)

8. Midland (39)

9. Dordt (27)

10. Dakota Wesleyan (21)

11. Hastings (10)


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Class 1A School Record LW 1 Davenport Assumption 4-0 1 2 Gilbert 4-0 3 3 Des Moines Christian 4-1 4 4

Dordt players earn weekly GPAC honors

Lukas Van Groningen from Dordt University is this week’s GPAC Men’s Volleyball Setter-of-the-Week. Van Groningen, a junior from Ripon, California, became

IGHSAU Soccer Rankings

Class 1A School Record LW 1 Davenport Assumption 2-0 2 2 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 2-0 3 3 Gilbert 3-0 4