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COLLEGE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

Here is one last round of congratulations for the ladies who won the national championship in softball in the nine divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

usao_drovers_150px31NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

National Champions – UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS

Runners-Up – Columbia (MO) Cougars

2017 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars

Central Baptist College MustangsNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association)

National Champions – CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE MUSTANGS

Runners-Up – Belhaven University Blazers

2017 Champions – Oklahoma Baptist University Bison 

Cleary University CougarsUSCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)

National Champions – CLEARY UNIVERSITY PROWLING COUGARS

Runners-Up – Saint Mary of the Woods College Pomeroys

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SIX NEW TEAMS JOIN THE NCCAA

Six new institutions will be joining the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) for the 2018-2019 season. Here they are in descending order of team name coolness:

Erskine Flying FleetERSKINE COLLEGE

Team Name: FLYING FLEET

Location: Due West, South Carolina

Geneva College Goldent TornadoesGENEVA COLLEGE

Team Name: GOLDEN TORNADOES

Location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

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COOL-NAMED TEAM: BRISTOL COLLEGE

BRISTOL COLLEGE BAYHAWKS

Bristol College Bayhawks

Location: Fall River, MA

Division: NJCAA

Comment: You almost can’t go wrong with any team name that adds the word “hawks” at the end. Continue reading

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MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN JOINS THE USCAA

The USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) has welcomed a new member institution for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. 

Mississippi University for Women OwlsMISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

Team Name: OWLS

Location: Columbus, MS

Year Established: 1884

Comment: This institution was America’s very FIRST institute of higher learning specifically for women and is often known as “The W.” In 1982 the university became co-ed. Continue reading

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COOL-NAMED SPORTS TEAM: OHIO STATE AT MARION

 OHIO STATE-MARION SCARLET WAVE

Location: Marion, OH

Division: USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association)

Comment: The Scarlet Wave is a nickname every bit as cool as The Crimson Tide and The Green Wave. You can’t go wrong with names like this for sports teams as far as I’m concerned and I’ve been saying for years that when Syracuse changed their team’s names from The Orangemen to The Orange that they’d have been better off going with something like … Continue reading

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COOL TEAM LOGO: OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

OAK HILLS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WOLFPACK

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Location: Bemidji, MN

Division: NCCAA

Conference Affiliation: Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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RIVER STATES CONFERENCE IS THE KIAC’s NEW NAME

River States Conference logo 2The NAIA’s Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at last finalized their new conference name and logo. The KIAC has long included colleges and universities from Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as Kentucky, so in a way this move was long overdue. However, it is a nice way of celebrating the league’s 100th anniversary this year.

The River States Conference will be the KIAC’s official new name beginning in July. The 2016-2017 sports season will see the debut of the new moniker.

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