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UD Softball Ranked in NCAA Regional Poll

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Posted May 3, 2013

Wendi Wipperfurth: 3rd Year Head Softball Coach

DUBUQUE, IOWA – The University of Dubuque Softball team made school history by making its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Softball Rankings. The Spartans are #8 in the May 2nd Midwest Region Rankings. UD is 15-17 overall, 12-13 in region and 7-7 in the Iowa Conference.

The Spartans have played one of the toughest schedules in the nation with 11 of 32 games coming against teams that are regionally ranked. UD is 3-8 in those games with two wins against #5 Simpson and one win against #2 Central. In addition to the Spartans eight IIAC games against ranked teams, UD has played UW-Oshkosh (#7 in Great Lakes), UW-Stout (#8 in Great Lakes), and Amherst (#7 in New England).

Midwest Region  In-Region   Overall 
1. St. Thomas 27-4 31-5
2. Central (IA) 23-4 28-7
3. Fontbonne 22-6 28-10
4. Coe 16-4 31-5
5. Simpson 20-6 29-9
6. Washington (Mo.)   18-8 28-12
7. Luther 19-9 25-9
8.   Dubuque 12-13 15-17

COMPLETE REGIONAL RANKINGS

UP NEXT: The Spartans will play Simpson on Saturday, May 4th at Noon in Cedar Rapids in the First Round of the Iowa Conference Tournament.