INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Emory & Henry College Softball Team holds the number eight spot in the NCAA Division III Atlantic Region rankings, NCAA officials announced Thursday. E&H is one of four Old Dominion Athletic Conference schools ranked in the top nine regionally.
Emory & Henry (29-11, 13-7 ODAC) finished the 2017 season in fourth place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, its best finish since 2007. It is also the first time in over 10 years that the Wasps have earned a regional ranking from the NCAA.
Virginia Wesleyan College remains the top team in the region this week with a 39-1 overall record. The Marlins are also the No. 1 ranked team in the country by the NFCA. Berry College is second while Moravian College rounds out the top three.
Joining E&H and VWC from the ODAC in the rankings are Randolph-Macon College (fourth) and Lynchburg College (seventh).
Emory & Henry will open the postseason on Friday at noon as the #4 seed in the ODAC Tournament. The Wasps will take on the fifth-seeded Lynchburg Hornets at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Virginia.
NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Rankings
1. Virginia Wesleyan *
4. Randolph-Macon *
5. Christopher Newport
7. Lynchburg *
8. Emory & Henry *
* denotes Old Dominion Athletic Conference school