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Crusaders Up to 11th In Latest NTCA Poll
Krystyna Johnson and the Crusaders are up to 11th in the nation. (Ashley Busiel)
Krystyna Johnson and the Crusaders are up to 11th in the nation. (Ashley Busiel)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Despite not competing since the last poll, the Valparaiso bowling program rose another spot in the March iteration of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) poll, coming in at #11 this month.

Valpo has now been ranked in the top-20 in the nation in all ten NTCA polls since the program's introduction last season.  This month's ranking of #11 matches the Crusaders' preseason position, while Valpo has moved up the rankings in each of the last two polls.  In addition, the Crusaders gained 51 points from last month to this month and their 235 total points are their highest total of the 2010-2011 campaign.

Valparaiso competes in its final regular season tournament this weekend, as the Crusaders join 19 other teams at Vanderbilt's Commodore Classic.  Valpo is taking aim at one of eight berths in the 2011 NCAA Bowling Championships.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler