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Morningside Tabbed to Claim 2012 GPAC Softball Championship
Softball - Thu, Jan. 26, 2012

Morningside College, champions of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season in 2011, is the coaches' choice to win the 2012 GPAC softball title.  The Mustangs totaled 100 points and ten first place votes in the preseason poll.   Morningside posted a 46-11 record last spring.  Nebraska Wesleyan is picked second with 85 points and the final first place vote.  Concordia and Doane were picked third and fourth with 76 and 67 points respectively.

Morningside won the 2011 GPAC Tournament title in Sioux City and joined Midland at the NAIA National Softball Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The GPAC softball season will consist of 20 games (10 doubleheaders) and conclude with the GPAC Postseason Tournament on May 3-5 at the Smith Softball Complex in Hastings, Nebraska. 

Points were assigned on a 10-1 basis and coaches' could not vote for their own team.

Here is the complete GPAC Softball 2012 preseason coaches' poll:

Team

Points

First Place Votes

1. Morningside

100

10

2. Nebraska Wesleyan

85

1

3. Concordia

76

 

4. Doane

67

 

5. Dordt

66

 

6. Midland

53

 

7. Northwestern

50

 

8. Hastings

47

 

9. Mount Marty

26

 

10. Briar Cliff

19

 

11. Dakota Wesleyan

16