UHV baseball squad fails to break into Top 25

The University of Houston-Victoria baseball team received one vote Tuesday, but failed to break into the first regular-season edition of the 2011 NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

The Jaguars (19-16) are ranked No. 2 in the Association of Independent Institutions Conference poll behind California State University-San Marcos, which received three votes and failed to break into the Top 25 as well.

Oklahoma City University received 17 first-place votes and were at No. 1, just 15 points ahead of No. 2 Lee University (Tenn.), which received two first-place votes. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with two first-place votes, was at No. 3 and Oklahoma Baptist broke in at No. 4.

Two Texas schools broke into the Top 25, with Northwood University at No. 12 and Lubbock Christian at No. 18.

The University of Texas-Brownsville received 67 votes and Texas Wesleyan five votes.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow