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KIAC PRESEASON COACHES' POLLS

January 28, 2013
IU EAST BROADCAST SPORTS



Berea, KY. (January 27th, 2013). The preseason coaches' polls for all Spring
KIAC sports have been released. Teams picked by the coaches to win their
respective sport are as follows: Point Park University (Baseball), Indiana
University Southeast (Softball), Asbury University (Men's Tennis), Brescia
University (Men's Golf), Berea College (Men's Track and Field) and Berea
College (Women's Track and Field).





Baseball



The 2013 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason baseball
poll was released Sunday, January 27th by KIAC officials. KIAC coaches
selected newcomer Point Park University as the top team. The Pioneers
received five first-place votes and 35 total points. They were selected 6th
nationally in the 2013 NAIA Baseball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll. Last
season, Point Park finished 53-11 overall and advanced to the Avista-NAIA
World Series.

Indiana University Southeast was selected second by the coaches with one
first-place vote and 31 total points. They finished as the KIAC tournament
runner-up last season. Asbury was selected third in the conference with 21
total points after advancing to the NAIA National Tournament last year.
Brescia University sits in the fourth spot in the preseason poll with 19
total points. Berea College is fifth with 12 points, followed by Alice Lloyd
College with 8 points.

Conference play will begin in March. The season will conclude with the KIAC
Tournament in late April.




Baseball

Points


1) Point Park University (5)

35


2) Indiana Univ. Southeast (1)

31


3) Asbury University

21


4) Brescia University

19


5) Berea College

12


6) Alice Lloyd College

8







Softball



The 2013 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason softball
poll was released Sunday, January 27th by KIAC officials. The defending
regular season champion and conference tournament champion Indiana
University Southeast Grenadiers were selected as the top team. IU Southeast
received four first-place votes and 59 total points. Last season, IU
Southeast finished the regular season with an 18-2 conference record and
finished 15th in the final NAIA National Coaches' Poll.  They start the 2013
season ranked 20th in the preseason NAIA Coaches' Poll.

Positions two through four are separated by just two points with three
different teams receiving at least one first-place vote. Point Park
University sits in the second position with one first-place vote and 45
total points. Carlow University is third in the poll with two first-place
votes and 44 total points. Brescia is fourth with one first-place vote and
43 total points. Asbury University is fifth with 37 points, followed by
Berea College (28 points), Midway College (23 points) and Alice Lloyd
College (9 points).

Conference play will begin on March 3rd. The season will conclude with the
KIAC Tournament in May.




Softball

Points


1) Indiana Univ. Southeast (4)

59


2) Point Park University (1)

45


3) Carlow University (2)

44


4) Brescia University (1)

43


5) Asbury University

37


6) Berea College

28


7) Midway College

23


8) Alice Lloyd College

9







Men's Tennis



The 2013 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason men's tennis
poll was released Sunday, January 27th by KIAC officials. The defending
conference tournament and regular season champion Asbury University Eagles
were selected as the top team. The team also advanced to the NAIA National
Tournament. Asbury received six first-place votes and 48 total points.

Brescia University and Indiana University Southeast tied for the second spot
in the polls with 39 points each. IU East is fourth in the poll with 27
points, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (22 points), Berea College (14 points)
and Alice Lloyd College (7 points).

Conference play will begin on March 17th. The season will conclude with the
KIAC Tournament April 26-27.




Men's Tennis

Points


1) Asbury University (6)

48


2) Brescia University (1)

39


2) Indiana University Southeast

39


4) Indiana University East

27


5) St. Louis College of Pharmacy

22


6) Berea College

14


7) Alice Lloyd College

7







Men's Golf



The 2013 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason men's golf
poll was released Sunday, January 27th by KIAC officials. Defending
conference champion Brescia University was selected as the top team. The
Bearcats won the 54-hole KIAC Championship last season. The Bearcats
received three first-place votes and 44 total points in the poll.

Asbury University was selected in the second spot with one first-place vote
and 40 total points. Point Park University is third with two first-place
votes and 39 total points. Indiana University East is fourth with one
first-place vote and 30 points. Cincinnati Christian is fifth with 20
points, followed by Berea College (14 points) and Alice Lloyd College (8
points).

The KIAC Championship is scheduled for April 29-30 at Gibson Bay in
Richmond, KY.




Men's Golf

Points


1) Brescia University (3)

44


2) Asbury University (1)

40


3) Point Park University (2)

39


4) Indiana University East (1)

30


5) Cincinnati Christian Univ.

20


6) Berea College

14


7) Alice Lloyd College

8







Men's Track and Field



The 2013 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's preseason track
and field poll was released Sunday, January 27th by KIAC officials. Berea
College has been tabbed as the top men's team for the upcoming spring season
by conference coaches. They received all four first-place votes and 16 total
points. The Mountaineers won the KIAC Championship last season.

Berea is followed by St. Louis College of Pharmacy in second place with 11
points. IU East is third with 9 points, followed by Brescia with 4 points.



The men's track and field championship is scheduled for April 27th and will
be hosted by Berea College.




Men's Track and Field

Points


1) Berea College (4)

16


2) St. Louis College of Pharmacy

11


3) Indiana University East

9


4) Brescia University

4







Women's Track and Field



The 2013 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's preseason
track and field poll was released Sunday, January 27th by KIAC officials.
Berea College has been tabbed as the top women's team for the upcoming
spring season by conference coaches. They received all five first-place
votes and 25 total points. The Mountaineers won the KIAC Championship last
season.

IU East is second with 18 total points. St. Louis College of Pharmacy is
third with 15 points, followed by Brescia University (11 points) and Midway
College (6 points).



The women's track and field championship is scheduled for April 27th and
will be hosted by Berea College.




Women's Track and Field

Points


1) Berea College (5)

25


2) Indiana University East

18


3) St. Louis College of Pharmacy

15


4) Brescia University

11


5) Midway College

6


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