This Week In #EagleNation – D-II Postseason Ramps Up

This Week In #EagleNation – D-II Postseason Ramps Up


Ashland University's three spring postseason programs either will continue, start or find out about their path toward potential national championships this week.

Senior Ali Green will compete at the 2016 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships, the Eagle baseball team will return to the D-II Midwest Regional tournament and the AU men's and women's outdoor track and field teams will find out their nationals representatives.

WOMEN'S GOLF – Green will go for an individual national title on Wednesday-Saturday (May 18-21) at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colo. The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and East Super Region medalist, Green is averaging a score of 71.3 in her last six rounds.

In two previous nationals appearances, both as part of a team, Green placed in a tie for 36th (315) in 2015 and a tie for 63rd (334) in 2013.

BASEBALL – The Eagles (31-20) will begin their 15th Division II playoff appearance on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern against Indianapolis (37-19). Ashland is the Midwest Regional's No. 6 seed, Indy the No. 3 seed.

Ashland is 28-31 all-time in the NCAA Division II postseason. The Eagles are going to the playoffs for the second season in a row and the fourth time this decade. All of AU's D-II postseason appearances have come since 1995.

TRACK AND FIELD – Those Eagles who have qualified for the 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, May 26-28 in Bradenton, Fla., will find out online by 6 p.m. on Tuesday (May 17).

Ashland's men have finished second or third nationally each of the last three seasons, and have been in the top 10 at nationals eight of the last nine seasons, while the Eagle women have placed in the top 10 nationally four years in a row.