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Dordt up to #2 in NAIA womens basketball coaches top 25 poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Campbellsville (Ky.) remained at No. 1 with all 21 first-place votes in the latest edition of the 2023-24 NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Rating. Dordt moved up one spot, to number 2. Only three teams remained in the same spot as the preseason rating in Briar Cliff (Iowa), Cumberlands (Ky.) and Mid-America Christian (Okla.). Concordia (Neb.) made the most significant jump up six spots to No. 11. Three teams from the GPAC are in the top 25, led by Dordt at #2, Concordia is 11th, and Briar Cliff is 12th. Northwestern is receiving votes.

11Campbellsville (Ky.) [21]2-0591
23Dordt (Iowa)3-0572
34Indiana Wesleyan1-1543
47Clarke (Iowa)1-0513
56Carroll (Mont.)1-1505
65Marian (Ind.)2-1504
79Rio Grande (Ohio)2-0463
82Central Methodist (Mo.)0-1455
910Vanguard (Calif.)0-0426
1011Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)1-0408
1117Concordia (Neb.)2-0402
1212Briar Cliff (Iowa)2-0384
1313Cumberlands (Ky.)4-0377
1415Rocky Mountain (Mont.)3-0337
1514Loyola (La.)3-0322
168Dakota State (S.D.)1-2314
1716Eastern Oregon0-0281
1823Providence (Mont.)3-0267
1919Mid-America Christian (Okla.)1-0244
2018MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)1-0229
21NRGeorgetown (Ky.)4-0199
2224Mayville State (N.D.)3-0184
2322Rust (Miss.)0-0171
2425Science & Arts (Okla.)1-0136
25NRIndiana South Bend3-0100

Dropped from the Top 25: Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Indiana Tech

Receiving Votes: Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 96: Indiana Tech 84; Montana Western 56; Southern Oregon 39; College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 36; Philander Smith (Ark.) 30; Grand View (Iowa) 29; Stephens (Mo.) 23; Southeastern (Fla.) 18; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 16; Columbia (Mo.) 14; Northwestern (Iowa) 11; Brewton-Parker (Ga.) 10; Oakland City (Ind.) 6; Xavier (La.) 6; Pikeville (Ky.) 4; Indiana Northwest 3; Grace (Ind.) 3


Dordt names new baseball coach

Dordt University has announced the hiring of Ian Eshelman to serve as head baseball coach. “I am thrilled to announce Ian

Laven Named GCAA/PING All-American

NORMAN, Okla. – Northwestern college men’s golfer Jackson Laven has been selected to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING