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Dickinson State Blue Hawks women’s basketball ranked No. 19 in NAIA Division II polls

Dickinson State’s women’s basketball program was ranked No. 19 in the latest NAIA Division II coaches’ top 25 poll, a press release said Tuesday.

The Blue Hawks jumped three spots from No. 22 a week ago after defeating Johnson & Wales (Colo.) University 101-66 Friday and Trinity Bible College 86-45 Saturday at home.

The poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches representing every conference and the Association of Independent Institutions.

Saint Xavier (Ill.) was at the top of the poll, while Morningside (Iowa), Hastings (Neb.), Briar Cliff (Iowa) and College of the Ozarks (Mo.) were Nos. 2-5, respectively.

The University of Jamestown was the only other North Star Athletic Association team in the poll in a tie for No. 10.

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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