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Dickinson State Blue Hawk women’s basketball ranked No. 22 in country

The Dickinson State women’s basketball team was ranked No. 22 in the NAIA Division II coaches’ poll released Tuesday by the league office.

The Blue Hawks (6-2) have yet to play a North Star Athletic Association game, but already have three NCAA Division II wins (one was exhibition). DSU’s only losses have come to NAIA Division I No. 5-ranked Montana State-Northern, both by three points or less.

Morningside (Iowa) , Saint Xavier (Ill.) , Hastings (Neb.), Briar Cliff (Iowa) and College of the Ozarks (Mo.) were ranked in the top five, respectively. The only NSAA team in the ranking was the University of Jamestown (8-2, 2-0 NSAA) at a tie for No. 10. Jamestown was also No. 1 in the NSAA rankings, while DSU was No. 2.

Colton Pool

Pool is a reporter for The West Fargo Pioneer covering city sports and community news. He was the sports editor for The Dickinson Press covering Dickinson State athletics, high school athletics and Southwest Speedway. He graduated from North Dakota State with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. You can reach him by phone at 701-451-5715 or tweet him @CPoolReporter. 

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