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COACHES
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August 2011




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                                   Champions of Character Coaches Course
                                   This interactive, online coaches education course provides a basic understanding of
                                   how to intentionally teach character in an athletic setting. All new NAIA coaches hired
                                   after July 1, 2011 must complete the course by July 15, 2012.
                                   www.ChampionsofCharacter.org/coaches



NAIA Coaches Code
I believe in the power of athletics as a program for the training of youth for a strong and efficient democracy.

I believe in athletics for the building of good character and personality.

I believe in athletics as a significant part of a sound educational program.

I believe in athletics as a constructive force in the lives of millions of sports followers throughout our nation. Therefore, I will hold sportsmanship and fair play
high above all other values to be gained through sports participation.

I consider the privilege of guiding youth through participation in sports as a sacred trust and not merely a means of livelihood.

I will always keep the best interests of each student athlete as my aim. I shall never be guilty of enhancing my professional progress by the use of a student's
skill for my benefit.

I will ever keep before the students under my direction the high ideals, honesty, sincerity, and integrity which have made our nation great. I will not
encourage, or ever tolerate, any form of trickery or evasion of rules in order to gain an advantage over an opponent.

I will do all in my power to instill in those under my direction a tolerance for all races and creeds, and I will stand out against intolerance wherever it may
occur.

I will strive to instill in every youth great purposes and aims in living and will use the desire to play not as an end, but as a training ground for the student’s
highest development.

I will strive to teach each student to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat, to be above bragging or using alibis, and shall help develop inner strength
and poise.

I will use only fair and honest means in my desire for personal achievement and shall count the goodwill of my peers far above any achievement unfairly
gained.

I will not sacrifice the values to be gained through a wholesome enjoyment of challenging sports activity for institutional pride or commercial ends.

I will use only fair and honest means of securing talent for athletic teams and never stoop to trickery or insincere promises in influencing students in the
selection of their educational experience.

I will use every means at my command to protect the moral, mental and physical health of the students under my guidance and will never be party to the use
of athletics for the financial or political gain of any office or group.

I will encourage each student to avail himself/herself of the best experience to be gained in a well rounded education and to progress normally toward
graduation. I will never encourage participation in athletics as an end in itself.

I will help each student under my guidance toward the development of honest habits of work and pride in work well done and I shall not practice or allow
evasion in any obligation surrounding the athletics program.

I will shoulder my total responsibility as a leader through athletics and will not allow that responsibility to be transferred to any person or group outside the
educational institution. I will not violate this sacred trust for financial support or political prestige.



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Table of Contents
2011-12 BASEBALL IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER .......................................................................................................................................................... 5 
  FIVE-YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR ................................................................................................................................................................................. 6
GENERAL INFORMATION .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6 
  I.       HISTORY .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
       A.     NAIA ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
       B.     Baseball Program ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 6
       C.     Past Champions .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
       D.     Coaches of the Year ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
       E.     NAIA Hall of Fame – Baseball Inductees .................................................................................................................................................................... 8
  II.      COACHES ASSOCIATION .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
       A.     NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA)...................................................................................................................................................... 9
       B.     Past Presidents ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
       C.         American Baseball Coaches Association .............................................................................................................................................................. 9
  III.        BASEBALL AWARDS ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
       A.     National Player/National Pitcher of the Week ........................................................................................................................................................... 10
       B.     All-America ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 10
       C.         DAKTRONICS-NAIA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ........................................................................................................................................................ 10
       D.         SCHOLAR TEAM ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 10
       E.     Rawlings-NAIA Coach and Player of the Year Awards............................................................................................................................................. 11
       F.     Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team & Player Awards ........................................................................................................................... 11
       G.     Robert E. Smith Achievement Award ........................................................................................................................................................................ 11
       H.     NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS................................................................................................................................................................... 11
       I.     ORDERING AWARDS .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
  IV. NAIA – National Awards ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
  V. Ratings, Reporting Results and Statistics.............................................................................................................................................................................. 11
       A. RATINGS .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
       B. RATERS ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
       C. TIMELINE ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
       D. REPORTING RESULTS .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
       E. STATISTICS ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
  VI. NAIA Policy Handbook Information ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
  VII. SUNDAY PLAY POLICY.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
  VIII.       PLAYING RULES AND REGULATIONS .................................................................................................................................................................. 14
       A.     Playing Rules ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
       B.     Game Umpires .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
       C.     Season Records ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
       D.     Official Ball ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
       E.     Substance Abuse/Tobacco Policy............................................................................................................................................................................. 14
  IX. Conduct in Competition......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
       A. EJECTIONS AND SUSPENSIONS .................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
POSTSEASON COMPETITION ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 
  I.       RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS .......................................................................................................................................... 15
       A.         Official Party......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
       B.     Expenses................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
       C.     Participation at Events .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
       D.     Insurance................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
       E.     Coaches Responsibility ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
       F.     Reporting Scores ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
  II.      GENERAL POLICIES - POSTSEASON PLAY .............................................................................................................................................................. 16
       A.     Final-Game Procedures ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
       B.     10-Run Rule .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
       C.     Suspended Game ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
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         D.      Related Information ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
  III.           AFFILIATED CONFERENCE/A.I.I./UNAFFILIATED GROUP TOURNAMENTS ..................................................................................................... 17
     A.          Dates and Sites ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
     B.          Team Qualification and Selection ............................................................................................................................................................................. 17
     C.          Administration............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
  IV.            National Championship Opening Round ................................................................................................................................................................... 18
     A.          Dates and Sites ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
     B.          Team Qualification, Selection and Seeding .............................................................................................................................................................. 18
     C.             Tournament Selection Appeals Process ............................................................................................................................................................. 19
     D.          Administration............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 19
     E.          Team Travel/Reimbursement Policies ...................................................................................................................................................................... 20
  V.          AVISTA-NAIA World Series – Final Site ........................................................................................................................................................................ 20
     A.          Dates and Sites ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
     B.          Qualification, Seeding of Teams and Tournament Format ....................................................................................................................................... 20
     C.          Game Times .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
     D.          Administration............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 20
     E.          Team Travel/Reimbursement Policies ...................................................................................................................................................................... 20
     F.          Housing ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
     G.          Related Information ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21

APPENDICES
NAIA-BCA Officers                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A
Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Chairs, and National Raters                                                                                                                                                                 B
NAIA Baseball Ratings Policies and Procedures                                                                                                                                                                                               C
Standing Committees                                                                                                                                                                                                                         D
Leadership Responsibilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                 E
NAIA Playing Rule Modifications (NCAA Rules)                                                                                                                                                                                                F
Qualification Plan                                                                                                                                                                                                                          G
All-American Selection Procedures                                                                                                                                                                                                           H
Robert E. Smith Achievement Award Nomination Form                                                                                                                                                                                            I
Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team & Player Awards                                                                                                                                                                                  J
NAIA National Championship Umpire Nomination Form                                                                                                                                                                                           K
NAIA-BCA Constitution and Bylaws                                                                                                                                                                                                            L
2010 NAIA-BCA Annual Business Meeting Minutes                                                                                                                                                                                               M
2011 NAIA-BCA Annual Business Meeting Minutes (coming soon)                                                                                                                                                                                 N
Recommendations for Serving as Host of a Postseason National Qualifying Tournament                                                                                                                                                          O
NAIA Substance Abuse Policy                                                                                                                                                                                                                 P
2011 NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Bracket                                                                                                                                                                                       Q
2011 Avista-NAIA World Series Bracket – Final Site                                                                                                                                                                                          R
2011 Avista-NAIA World Series Bracket Information                                                                                                                                                                                          R-I

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2011-12 BASEBALL IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
NOVEMBER 3           RELEASE of preseason NAIA All-America Team

NOVEMBER 15          RELEASE of preseason NAIA national rating

JANUARY 5            NAIA-BCA Annual Business Meeting at the ABCA Convention – Anaheim, Calif.

JANUARY 6            PRESENTATION of 2011 Rawlings-NAIA National Coach of the Year at the Rawlings/NAIA Hall of Fame & Awards Luncheon

FEBRUARY 1           DEADLINE for Department of Championship Events to receive affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament plans from
                     conference/A.I.I. commissioners

MARCH 13             FIRST release of NAIA Player and Pitcher of the Week award winners

MARCH 26             FIRST Monday for raters to submit affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group ratings

MARCH 27             FIRST national rating (released weekly on Tuesdays)


APRIL 1              DEADLINE for prospective National Championship Opening Round Hosts to submit bids
                     Department of Sports Information to send forms for all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group teams to affiliated
                     conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group commissioners

APRIL 15             RELEASE of the nine NAIA National Championship Opening Round hosts/sites

APRIL 27             DEADLINE for nominations for Buffalo Funds/NAIA 5-Star Champions of Character team Award
                     RECEIPT DEADLINE for submitting DAKTRONICS-NAIA Scholar-Athlete nomination forms to the NAIA national office

MAY 2                DEADLINE for entering NAIA-SIDA baseball brochure contest (and all other NAIA-SIDA writing/brochure/program contests)

MAY 5                DEADLINE for completion of Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group tournaments

MAY 6                FINAL rating
                     RELEASE of the nine NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round tournament brackets

MAY 10-14            NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round Tournament Dates

MAY 11               RECIEPT DEADLINE for conference/A.I.I. commissioners to submit All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group teams to the NAIA national
                     office

MAY 26-June 1        56th ANNUAL AVISTA-NAIA BASEBALL WORLD SERIES (final site) – Lewiston, Idaho

MAY 31               RELEASE of DAKTRONICS-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

JUNE 1               RECEIPT DEADLINE for NAIA National Office to receive Hall of Fame nomination forms

JUNE 4               RELEASE of All-America teams (including Rawlings-NAIA Gold Glove team) and RAWLINGS-NAIA National Player of the Year.

JUNE 5               RELEASE of 2012 NAIA Baseball Postseason Rating

JUNE 30              RECEIPT DEADLINE for NAIA Scholar-Team nominations

AUGUST 1             RELEASE of NAIA Scholar Teams (all sports).
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FIVE-YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR
 2012                                                                             2015
 May 5               Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Conference         May 2               Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Conference
                     Group Tournament Deadline                                                        Group Tournament Deadline
 May 10-14           NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round                     May 7-11            NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round
                     Tournament (9 sites)                                                             Tournament (9 sites)
 May 25-June 1       Avista-NAIA World Series, Lewiston, Idaho                    May 22-29           Avista-NAIA World Series – TBA
 2013                                                                             2016
 May 4               Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Conference         May 7               Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Conference
                     Group Tournament Deadline                                                        Group Tournament Deadline
 May 9-13            NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round                     May 12-16           NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round
                     Tournament (9 sites)                                                             Tournament (9 sites)
 May 24-31           Avista-NAIA World Series, Lewiston, Idaho                    May 27-June 3       Avista-NAIA World Series – TBA
 2014
 May 3               Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Conference
                     Group Tournament Deadline
 May 8-12            NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round
                     Tournament (9 sites)
 May 23-30           Avista-NAIA World Series – TBA


GENERAL INFORMATION
I.      HISTORY
A. NAIA
        The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a completely autonomous Association currently administering programs of intercollegiate
        athletics for approximately 270 fully-accredited colleges and universities of moderate enrollment. The fundamental tenet of the NAIA is that
        intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of the total educational program of the institution. This belief is strongly reflected in the governing
        documents, activities and organizational structure of the Association.

        Established in 1940 as the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (NAIB), the Association expanded to include other programs in 1952. The
        NAIA became the first intercollegiate sports-governing body to provide championship opportunities for both men and women when the women's
        program was established on August 1, 1980.

B. BASEBALL PROGRAM
        The NAIA has been conducting a national championship baseball tournament since 1957. The first two years of the tournament, now commonly
        referred to as the NAIA World Series, was conducted on an invitational basis. Beginning in 1959, selection of the field was based on area
        representation.

        The NAIA had an eight-team tournament field from 1957 until 1980, when the tournament was expanded to 10 teams to include a host institution and
        an at-large team. Beginning in 1992, the tournament returned to an eight-team format based on area representation. In 1999 the tournament was
        expanded back to a ten-team format. Regional and Super Regional tournaments were eliminated following the 2008 season and a new
        conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group direct qualification format was implemented in 2009. The new format expanded the national championship field to
        46 teams and includes an opening-round tournament featuring 5-team tournaments at nine sites across the country.

C. PAST CHAMPIONS
 Year                                    Site                                    Champion
 1957                                    Alpine, TX                              Sul Ross State, TX                       Rollins, FL
 1958                                    Alpine, TX                              San Diego State, CA                      Southwestern Oklahoma
 1959                                    Alpine, TX                              Southern-Baton Rouge, LA                 Nebraska-Omaha
 1960                                    Sioux City, IA                          Whitworth, WA                            Georgia Southern
 1961                                    Sioux City, IA                          East Carolina, NC                        Sacramento State, CA
 1962                                    St. Joseph, MO                          Georgia Southern                         Portland State, OR
 1963                                    St. Joseph, MO                          Sam Houston State, TX                    Grambling, LA
 1964                                    St. Joseph, MO                          West Liberty State, WV                   Grambling, LA
 1965                                    St. Joseph, MO                          Carson-Newman, TN                        Nebraska-Omaha
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 1966                                   St. Joseph, MO                          Linfield, OR                       Lewis, IL
 1967                                   St. Joseph, MO                          New Mexico Highlands               Glassboro State, NJ
 1968                                   St. Joseph, MO                          William Jewell, MO                 Georgia Southern
 1969                                   St. Joseph, MO                          William Carey, MS                  La Verne, CA
 1970                                   Phoenix, AZ                             Eastern Michigan                   Northeastern Louisiana
 1971                                   Phoenix, AZ                             Linfield, OR                       David Lipscomb, TN
 1972                                   Phoenix, AZ                             La Verne, CA                       David Lipscomb, TN
 1973                                   Phoenix, AZ                             U.S. International, CA             Eastern Connecticut
 1974                                   St. Joseph, MO                          Lewis, IL                          Sam Houston State, TX
 1975                                   St. Joseph, MO                          Lewis, IL                          Sam Houston State, TX
 1976                                   St. Joseph, MO                          Lewis, IL                          Lewis-Clark State, ID
 1977                                   St. Joseph, MO                          David Lipscomb, TN                 Southeastern Oklahoma
 1978                                   St. Joseph, MO                          Emporia State, KS                  Missouri Southern
 1979                                   Nashville, TN                           David Lipscomb, TN                 High Point, NC
 1980                                   Nashville, TN                           Grand Canyon, AZ                   Lewis, IL
 1981                                   Lubbock, TX                             Grand Canyon, AZ                   Winthrop, SC
 1982                                   Lubbock, TX                             Grand Canyon, AZ                   Lewis-Clark State, ID
 1983                                   Lubbock, TX                             Lubbock Christian, TX              Lewis-Clark State, ID
 1984                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              Azusa Pacific, CA
 1985                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              Dallas Baptist, TX
 1986                                   Lewiston, ID                            Grand Canyon, AZ                   Lewis-Clark State, ID
 1987                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              Emporia State, KS
 1988                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              Grand Canyon, AZ
 1989                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              St. Francis, IL
 1990                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              Auburn-Montgomery, AL
 1991                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              Oral Roberts, OK
 1992                                   Des Moines, IA                          Lewis-Clark State, ID              Mary Hardin-Baylor, TX
 1993                                   Des Moines, IA                          St. Francis, IL                    Southeastern Oklahoma
 1994                                   Des Moines, IA                          Kennesaw State, GA                 Southeastern Oklahoma
 1995                                   Sioux City, IA                          Bellevue, NE                       Cumberland, TN
 1996                                   Sioux City, IA                          Lewis-Clark State ID               St. Ambrose IA
 1997                                   Sioux City, IA                          Brewton-Parker GA                  Bellevue NE
 1998                                   Tulsa, OK                               Albertson ID                       Indiana Tech
 1999                                   Jupiter, FL                             Lewis-Clark State ID               Albertson ID
 2000                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State ID               Dallas Baptist TX
 2001                                   Lewiston, ID                            Birmingham Southern AL             Lewis-Clark State ID
 2002                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State, ID              Oklahoma City
 2003                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State ID               Oklahoma City
 2004                                   Lewiston, ID                            Cumberland TN                      Oklahoma City
 2005                                   Lewiston, ID                            Oklahoma City                      Embry-Riddle, FL
 2006                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State ID               Cumberland TN
 2007                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State ID               Spring Arbor MI
 2008                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lewis-Clark State ID               Lee TN
 2009                                   Lewiston, ID                            Lubbock Christian TX               Point Loma Nazarene CA
 2010                                   Lewiston, ID                            Cumberland TN                      Lee, TN
 2011                                   Lewiston, ID                            Concordia CA                       Lubbock Christian, TX

D. COACHES OF THE YEAR
 1961       Bob Lee, Southern LA                                                1987      Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1962       Virgil Yelkin, Nebraska-Omaha                                       1988      John Morrey, St. Xavier IL
 1963       J.I. Clements, Georgia Southern                                     1989      Rick Jones, Elon NC
 1964       Ray Benge, Sam Houston TX                                           1990      Q.V. Lowe, Auburn-Montgomery AL
 1965       Gordie Gillespie, Lewis IL                                          1991      Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1966       Stuart Maynard, Guilford NC                                         1992      Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1967       R. W. E. Jones, Grambling LA                                        1993      Gordie Gillespie, St. Francis IL
 1968       Michael Briglia, Glassboro State NJ                                 1994      Mike Sansing, Kennesaw State GA
 1969       Bob Smith, Greenville IL                                            1995      Mike Evans, Bellevue NE
 1970       Ron Oestrike, Eastern Michigan                                      1996      Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1971       Gordie Gillespie, Lewis, IL                                         1997      Mike Robins, Brewton-Parker GA
 1972       Gordie Gillespie, Lewis, IL                                         1998      Tim Mooney, Albertson ID
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 1973       Joe Record, Phillips, OK                                            1999    Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1974       Russ Tiedmann, Wisconsin-Oshkosh                                    2000    Sam Riggleman, Dallas Baptist TX
 1975       Bill Brooks, UNC-Wilmington                                         2001    Brian Shoop, Birmingham-Southern AL
 1976       Dave Bingham, Emporia State KS                                      2002    Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1977       Ben Hines, LaVerne CA                                               2003    Denney Crabaugh, Oklahoma City
 1978       Warren Turner, Missouri Southern                                    2004    Hank Burbridge, Spring Arbor MI
 1979       Dave Brazell, Grand Canyon AZ                                       2005    Denney Crabaugh, Oklahoma City
 1980       Dave Brazell, Grand Canyon AZ                                       2006    Woody Hunt, Cumberland TN
 1981       Gil Stafford, Grand Canyon AZ                                       2007    Sam Riggleman, Spring Arbor MI
 1982       Gil Stafford, Grand Canyon AZ                                       2008    Mark Brew, Lee TN
 1983       Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID                                      2009    Nathan Blackwood, Lubbock Christian TX
 1984       Dave Bingham, Emporia State KS                                      2010    Woody Hunt, Cumberland TN
 1985       Jim Harp, Dallas Baptist TX                                         2011    Mike Grahovac, Concordia CA
 1986       Dave Bingham, Emporia State KS

E. NAIA HALL OF FAME – BASEBALL INDUCTEES
 Athletes
 1960        Lloyd Waner, East Central OK                                        1973    Chuck Hiller, St. Thomas MN
 1960        Paul Waner, East Central OK                                         1974    Paul Splittorff, Morningside IA
 1961        James "Pim" Goff, Illinois State                                    1976    Elwin "Preacher" Roe, Harding AR
 1961        George Altman, Tennessee State                                      1984    Dan Quisenberry, LaVerne CA
 1962        Danny Litwhiler, Bloomsburg State PA                                1987    Dave Gumpert, Aquinas MI
 1962        Norm Cash, Sul Ross State TX                                        1987    Brett Butler, Southeastern Oklahoma
 1963        Norm Siebern, Southwest Missouri                                    1989    Paul Assenmacher, Aquinas MI
 1963        Jerry Lumpe, Southwest Missouri                                     1990    Tim Leslie, Lubbock Christian TX
 1964        Jimmy Gleeson, Rockhurst MO                                         1993    Mike Hargrove, Northwestern Oklahoma
 1965        Ray Washburn, Whitworth WA                                          1993    Butch Stinson, David Lipscomb TN
 1965        Pete Ward, Lewis and Clark OR                                       1994    Ray Burris, Southwestern Oklahoma
 1966        Donn Clendenon, Morehouse GA                                        1996    Ken Voges, Texas Lutheran
 1967        Wayne Causey, Northeastern Louisiana                                1998    Rusty Greer, Montevallo AL
 1968        Ernie Shore, Guilford NC                                            2003    Scott Brosius, Linfield, OR
 1969        Jim Northrup, Alma MI                                               2005    Jeff Frye, Southeastern Oklahoma
 1970        Clyde Wright, Carson-Newman TN                                      2007    Lew Ford, Dallas Baptist TX
 1971        Wes Parker, Claremont-Mudd CA                                       2008    Alan Cartwright, Southeastern Oklahoma
 1972        Ed Spiezio, Lewis IL                                                2011    Cary Ammons, Southeastern Oklahoma
 1972        Marty Pattin, Eastern Illinois                                      2011    Jeff Maack, Oklahoma City
 Coaches
 1960        Sigurd Reque, Luther IA                                             1989    Gary Grob, Winona State MN
 1960        Rankin Williams, Southwestern Oklahoma                              1989    Charles Hartman, High Point NC
 1961        Roy Helser, Linfield OR                                             1989    Ben Hines, LaVerne CA
 1962        A. C. Burcky, Bluffton OH                                           1989    Ad Rutschman, Linfield OR
 1963        Marion McDonald, Washburn KS                                        1989    Robert Starcher, Malone OH
 1963        Sam "Frosty" Holt, Carson-Newman TN                                 1990    Jack Russell, Lambuth TN
 1964        Max Molock, St. Mary's MN                                           1990    Carroll Land, Point Loma Nazarene CA
 1964        R.W.E. Jones, Grambling LA                                          1990    Bob Riesener, Montevallo AL
 1965        Virgil Yelkin, Nebraska-Omaha                                       1991    Larry Hays, Lubbock Christian TX
 1967        Robert Lee, Southern-Baton Rouge LA                                 1992    Dick Naylor, Hanover IN
 1968        J. I. Clements, Georgia Southern                                    1993    Jim Mallon, Southwestern TX
 1969        Al Meyer, Mayville State ND                                         1993    Gerald Griffin, Francis Marion SC
 1970        Ed Chissus, Eastern Washington                                      1993    Ron Christopher, Wingate NC
 1972        Elmer Kosub, St. Mary's TX                                          1994    Ed Cheff, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1974        Gordon Gillespie, Lewis IL                                          1994    Fred Flook, William Jewell MO
 1974        Dave Brazell, Grand Canyon AZ                                       1999    Mike Metheny, Southeastern Oklahoma State
 1975        Joe Record, Phillips OK                                             2000    Terry Bocian, Aquinas MI
 1976        Bill Arce, Claremont-Mudd CA                                        2000    Horace Turbeville, Winthrop University
 1980        Charles Bafaro, Pacific OR                                          2001    Ray Katt, Texas Lutheran University
 1980        Clifford Papik, Black Hills State SD                                2001    David Altopp, Lee University TN
 1982        Stuart Maynard, Guilford NC                                         2002    Don Brandon, Anderson University, IN
 1984        Joe Ferebee, Pfeiffer NC                                            2002    Scott Berry, Mayville State University ND
 1984        Henry Burbridge, Spring Arbor MI                                    2003    Lou Yacinich, Grand View College IA
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 1984      Ken Dugan, David Lipscomb TN                                           2005         Warren Turner, Missouri Southern
 1985      John D. Sanford, Atlantic Christian NC                                 2007         Denney Crabaugh, Oklahoma City
 1986      Harry Stille, Jr., Erskine SC                                          2007         Woody Hunt, Cumberland TN
 1986      Robert "Bobby" Wilson, Carson-Newman TN                                2009         Dave Bingham, Emporia State KS
 1987      Walter Mathes, Cumberland KY                                           2009         Sam Riggleman, Spring Arbor MI
 1987      B. Harold Stout, Milligan TN                                           2011         Bobby Cox, Oklahoma Baptist
 1988      Harold Ellen, Pembroke State NC                                        2011         Q.V. Lowe, Auburn-Montgomery
 Meritorious Services
 1966      C. C. Johnson Spink, Sporting News, St. Louis MO                       1990         Walt McAlexander, Lubbock Christian TX
 1967      Dave Bristol, Western Carolina NC                                      1991         Richard Hannan, Lewis-Clark State ID
 1969      John Lewis, Willamette OR                                              1995         Dick Case, USA Baseball
 1970      Paul Merkel, Whitworth WA                                              1996         Max Dobson, Oklahoma Christian
 1971      Don Protexter, Morningside IA                                          1996         Lou Pavlovich, Collegiate Baseball
 1973      Bobby Winkles, Illinois Wesleyan                                       1997         Jim Harp, Dallas Baptist TX
 1977      John Waldron, St. Joseph MO                                            2004         Tim Belcher, Mount Vernon Nazarene, OH
 1978      Bob Smith, Greenville IL                                               2007         Clyde Miller, Newberry SC/Gardner-Webb NC
 1988      Joe Niekro, West Liberty State WV                                      2008         Dave Keilitz, ABCA
 1989      Doug Minnis, Missouri Western                                          2010         Jim Boeve, Hastings NE
 1989      Carl Erskine, Anderson IN                                              2012         Freddy Sanchez, Oklahoma City

II. COACHES ASSOCIATION
A. NAIA-BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION (NAIA-BCA)
       The NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) is an organization of collegiate baseball coaches at NAIA institutions. The NAIA-BCA meets
       annually, conducting its business each January in conjunction with the meetings of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

       The NAIA-BCA elects officers who serve one-year terms and provide the leadership for the Association. The NAIA-BCA studies and makes
       recommendations through legislation of all action affecting the organization and administration of the NAIA baseball program. The president, first vice
       president, second vice president and secretary serve as the Games Committee for the NAIA national tournament and are in charge of the
       administration of the tournament. The NAIA-BCA Executive Committee is composed of the officers of the Association, the affiliated
       conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group chairs and the NAIA-BCA's immediate past president.

B. PAST PRESIDENTS
 1959-62       Virgil Yelkin, Nebraska-Omaha                                         1986-87         Pat Ricci, Western New England MA
 1962-63       John Kasper, St. Cloud State MN                                       1987-90         Richard Naylor, Hanover IN
 1963-65       J. I. Clements, Georgia Southern                                      1990-92         Ron Christopher, Wingate NC
 1965-67       Paul Merkel, Whitworth WA                                             1992-94         Bob Riesener, Montevallo AL
 1967-68       Don Protexter, Morningside IA                                         1994-96         Dave Altopp, Trevecca Nazarene TN
 1968-70       Gordon Gillespie, Lewis IL                                            1996-98         Hank Burbridge, Spring Arbor MI
 1970-72       Elmer Kosub, St. Mary's TX                                            1998-00         Scott Berry Mayville State ND
 1972-74       Al Meyer, Mayville State ND                                           2000-02         Beauford Sanders, Campbellsville KY
 1974-76       Joe Record, Phillips OK                                               2002-04         Tim Mead, Walsh OH
 1976-78       Bob Smith, Greenville IL                                              2004-06         Jim Boeve, Hastings NE
 1978-80       Chuck Bafaro, Pacific OR                                              2006-08         John Kolasinski, Siena Heights MI
 1980-82       Robert Starcher, Malone OH                                            2008-10         Denney Crabaugh, Oklahoma City
 1982-84       Charles Sarver, Biola CA                                              2010-11         Kirk Kelley, Oklahoma Wesleyan
 1984-86       Harold Ellen, Pembroke State NC

C. AMERICAN BASEBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
       The ABCA was organized in 1945 by college coaches to promote and improve the collegiate game. The main objective of the Association is
       educational in nature: to help improve the level of coaching. The ABCA also assists in the promotion of baseball and acts as a sounding board on
       issues concerning the various levels of baseball. The ABCA has more than 6,200 members, which includes coaches from every state in the country
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III. BASEBALL AWARDS
A. NATIONAL PLAYER/NATIONAL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
       An NAIA National Player and Pitcher of the Week will be selected by the NAIA Department of Sports Information. Nominations for national
       consideration must be made by a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group information director from players/pitchers of the week in their group. The National
       Office will NOT accept nominations for national consideration from anyone but a group information director or his/her designated representative.
       Affiliated conferences/A.I.I./unaffiliated groups may nominate only one athlete per award for national consideration. Nominations for National
       Player/Pitcher of the Week will begin March 13 and continue through May 1.

B. ALL-AMERICA
       NAIA All-America honors in baseball consist of a 17-man first team, a 17-man second team and an honorable mention listing. Honorable mention
       selections are limited to 34 players and the honorable mention team is not position-specific. The All-America Selection Committee is responsible for
       administering the selection procedures at the site and prior to the start of the national tournament (See Appendix H for details.). Each November, a
       pre-season All-America team will be named. This will consist of one 17-player team. The All-America Selection Committee will be responsible for
       administering the selection process. In 2007, Rawlings also began sponsoring an NAIA Gold Glove team, which consists of 9 players from each
       position. The Rawlings Gold Glove team is selected by the NAIA-BCA All-America Selection Committee.

C. DAKTRONICS-NAIA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
       Criteria:
               • Nominee is junior or above in academic standing.
               • Nominee has been in attendance at the nominating institution two full academic years as a non-transfer student or a minimum of one full
                  academic year as a transfer student.
               • Nominee has a minimum grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of the nomination deadline (for transfer students the GPA is
                  only at current NAIA institution).
               • Nominee has been certified as eligible and is listed on the eligibility certificate submitted to conference eligibility chair.
               • Nomination form is complete and submitted through SIDHelp.
               • All the above information is to be received by February 17, 2012 to be eligible for national press release/website, certificate and honors
                  database. All criteria must be met by this date.
               • NOTE: There are no statistical/playing requirements needed to receive this award.

       Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete nominations will continue to be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website at www.naiasports.org/admin. You must
       have an account in order to fill out nomination forms as the forms are no longer available through coaches’ manuals. SIDHelp is the only way to
       nominate student-athletes as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. If you don’t have an account, please sign up and create your own. Your access will
       be granted (usually) within 24 hours.

          New for 2011-12 nominations will be processed entirely electronically. In order to complete a nomination, the student-athlete must have approved
          and signed a release of their cumulative grade point average for nominating purposes. If you or your sports information office does not have a
          signed release form from the nominated student-athlete on file, a blank document (PDF) will be available for download. This release form does not
          need to be turned into the NAIA National Office. You are asked to retain it for your institutional records. The administrator nominating the student-
          athlete will sign electronically.

       To be eligible for listing on website, honors database or receive a certificate, forms MUST BE SUBMITTED BY April 27, 2012. LATE nominations will
       be accepted through June 30th of each year, but will not be listed on the website, honors database or receive a certificate.

       NOMINATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ELECTRONICALLY FOR CONSIDERATION. PAPER COPIES ARE NOT TO BE SENT TO THE NAIA
       NATIONAL OFFICE VIA EMAIL, POSTAL MAIL OR FAX. (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR)

D. SCHOLAR TEAM
       In recognition of academic achievement, the NAIA names a Scholar Team for all sports in which Scholar-Athletes are recognized. Based on a 3.0
       season GPA on a 4.0 scale, all members of the team who appear on the eligibility certificate will be included in the GPA compilation.

       Download the NAIA Scholar Team Award Form at http://naia.cstv.com/member-services/pubs/awards/NAIAAward_Scholar_Team_Award_Form.doc



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E. RAWLINGS-NAIA COACH AND PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
       Each affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group will select a Coach of the Year for their group. The National Coach of the Year will be chosen by the
       NAIA-BCA Past Presidents Committee and current NAIA-BCA officers from a ballot that includes the all Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated group
       Coach-of-the-Year winners and AVISTA-NAIA World Series participant coaches. The Rawlings-NAIA National Coach of the Year is honored at the
       annual recognition banquet of the NAIA-BCA each January at the ABCA Convention.

       The Rawlings-NAIA National Player of the Year Award is selected by the All-America Selection Committee prior to the start of the AVISTA-NAIA World
       Series.

F. HANK BURBRIDGE CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER TEAM & PLAYER AWARDS
       The Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team and Individual Awards will be selected by the NAIA-BCA executive committee at the annual NAIA
       World Series.

       The individual player and team awards will be given to participating teams in the NAIA World Series. Players must be nominated by their institution as
       their team’s NAIA Champion of Character representative prior to the tournament. Award winners will be selected based upon their documented
       display of exemplary character and sportsmanship on the field, on campus, and in the community. Specifically, fulfillment of the “Core Character
       Values” of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship will be taken into consideration.

       See Appendix J for more information and nomination forms for this award.

G. ROBERT E. SMITH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
       The Robert E. Smith Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has given of oneself in the promotion of NAIA Baseball and has distinguished
       oneself as a coach or administrator. See Appendix I for a nomination form for this award.

H. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS
       The NAIA maintains a standardized awards program for the national championships. National championship awards are provided to the official parties
       of the top four teams. Team trophies are awarded to the championship team, second-place team and third and fourth-place teams. All-tournament
       team selections (16 players) are presented as well as a Most Valuable Player, Hustle Award and an Outstanding Defensive Player. The Hank
       Burbridge Memorial Champion of Character Player and Team Awards are also presented.

I.   ORDERING AWARDS
       Appropriate conference tournament awards are to be ordered by the conference chair and are the financial responsibility of the conference or the
       conference tournament host institution. Official NAIA awards MUST be ordered from:
       MTM Recognition, 3501 SE 29th Street, Del City, OK 73115 (800) 324-5995 x 415
       Contact: Aja Toombs, aja.toombs@mtmrecognition.com
       NAIA National Office Staff Awards Liaison – Mindy Pinkerton – mpinkerton@naia.org

IV. NAIA – National Awards
Nomination details and forms for the following national award can be found at http://naia.cstv.com/member-services/pubs.

V. Ratings, Reporting Results and Statistics
A. RATINGS
       The NAIA Department of Sports Information conducts weekly ratings of the top 25 NAIA baseball teams. A complete listing of 2011-2012 ratings
       dates, as well as sport-specific rating policies, can be found in the Ratings Manual (Appendix C). Ratings are compiled from a balloting of the ratings
       committee. The NAIA Department of Sports Information compiles the balloting and releases the top 25 poll weekly to national media and affiliated
       conference information directors. Ratings are available by logging onto the NAIA website at www.naia.org after 5:00 p.m. (CST) each Tuesday of a
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          New for 2011-12 – A postseason rating (post-championship) will be conducted in all sports. The “final” rating (AFTER conference/group national
          qualifying tournaments) will still be referred to as the final rating; and the post-championship rating will be referred to as the postseason rating. The
          postseason rating will follow the same process—conference/group rating/oversight and national rating recommendation followed by national
          ballot/oversight—as all other weekly ratings. The national championship team MUST be the top-rated team in its conference/group; AND national
          raters MUST rate the national championship team #1 on their postseason ballot/rating.

       In order to be eligible for ratings and honors, all contest results must be reported to the NAIA scoreboard at http://www.naiasports.org/admin within 24
       hours of completion. Institutions failing to report statistics and/or results any two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the reporting period
       will not be eligible for the national statistical reports or ratings for the remainder of the season.

       Campaigning for ratings votes for one’s own team or for votes for one’s own players for postseason awards shall be considered inappropriate and
       unethical. Campaigning shall be construed as using fax, mail, e-mail or telephone to contact a coach or group of coaches to solicit support for one’s
       team or players. Organized public relations campaigns dedicated to that same end shall also be deemed unethical.

       Each sport will have a three person oversight committee charged with upholding the integrity of the national ratings. In addition, each conference/A.I.I.
       will be responsible for oversight of their specific rating reports.

       The final rating will take place AFTER the deadline for postseason qualifying tournaments. The National Administrative Council confirmed that the final
       rating taking place AFTER postseason qualifying tournaments will remain for three years (through 2012-13).

B. RATERS
       Selection/Identification of Raters
       Conference/A.I.I. raters are to be selected at conference/A.I.I. level with the respective Conference Commissioner submitting rater & conference
       oversight committee information to the NAIA office via NAIA Help. Each Conference determines appropriate rater selection criteria and process.

       Two conference calls shall be conducted during the year. The first call will be an informational call for all raters prior to the release of the preseason
       poll in November. The second conference call will be held prior to the final rating. Specific dates will be communicated to the raters by the National
       Office staff. In addition to the two conference calls, the raters in each division shall:
                1. Represent the conferences or A.I.I.;
                2. Monitor score reporting, weekly rating and top team selections;
                3. Communicate informally throughout the year with the other raters to grasp the national picture.

       Raters shall base their weekly top 30 selections on the following suggested criteria, which are in no particular order:
              1. Strength of schedule
              2. Head-to-head competition
              3. Win-loss record (home and away)
              4. Win-loss record vs. common opponents
              5. Win-loss record vs. rated teams
              6. ISR report (strength of schedule component included)

       Rating committees are standing committees of the NAIA-BCA. Rater terms will be reviewed annually by the respective affiliated conference/group.
       Raters may serve consecutive terms.

C. TIMELINE
              1. Ratings week for all sports defined as 12:01 a.m. Monday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday and all games played during the designated week are
                 to be included in rating.
              2. Conference/independent/group ratings to NAIA office (in SIDHelp) by noon. (CST) on Monday.
              3. National ratings submitted to NAIA office by (in SIDHelp) by 10 a.m. (CST) on Tuesday.
              4. Oversight reviews grid from 10-noon (CST) on Tuesday.
              5. Raters are available from noon-2 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday for rationale requests.
              6. NAIA releases national top 25 by 5 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday.




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D. REPORTING RESULTS
       All contest results must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of completion in order to be eligible for team and/or individual weekly
       ratings and honors. Institutions failing to report statistics and/or results any two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the reporting period
       will not be eligible for the national statistical reports or ratings for the remainder of the season. Scores must be reported via the DakStats Web-sync
       feature or through the NAIA Scoreboard. To enter through the NAIA Scoreboard, visit www.naiasports.org/admin and log in with your user name and
       password.

       Instructions for reporting results in SIDHelp: User should first go to their school website if they use SIDHelp; if not, go to the conference website. If
       they don’t use SIDHelp for their school or conference website, go to the NAIA SIDHelp admin site (www.naiasports.org/admin). All of our SIDHelp
       websites (school, conference, NAIA) admin sections use the domain name and then add “/admin/” to the end of it. For example, if you are a Mid-
       Central College Conference school and you log-in to the MCC conference website, you would go to http://www.mid-centralconf.org/admin/. If you don’t
       follow these instructions, you may potentially have to report to three different SIDHelp websites.

          New for 2011-12 – Institutions failing to report results for two consecutive weeks, or four total weeks during the season will be subject to a monetary
          penalty. The first violation will continue to be a warning. Any second violation (first penalty), will be a $500 fine. The third violation will be a $1,000
          fine and a loss of postseason awards. The fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be dealt with at the discretion of membership services. Fines
          will be due within 30 days of notification.

E. STATISTICS
       An in-season, weekly national statistical report is produced utilizing DakStats for baseball. To be eligible for the statistical report, a student-athlete
       must play in 75 percent of team games played. Only statistics from games against varsity teams from upper-level, degree-granting institutions should
       be submitted. Categories will be determined on a sport-by-sport basis and by the NAIA Sports Information Department.

       It is strongly recommended that the host institution be responsible for both team's official statistics. The home team must notify opposing team at least
       72 hours prior to contest if official stats will not be provided. The opposing team can file an appeal if they feel an error was made in the official stats up
       to 72 hours after the conclusion of the contest. The appeal must be filed with the home team up to 72 hours after the contest and both teams must
       change the stats.

       It is vital that sport records maintain a certain level of integrity and accuracy. The NAIA urges the official statistician for every sport to become familiar
       and have a working knowledge of the statistical manual. For baseball, please refer to www.ncaa.org …go to the baseball page and the statisticians
       manual link. The book can be downloaded in PDF format and is free.

VI. NAIA Policy Handbook Information
The NAIA Policy Handbook can be found at www.naia.org. Please refer directly to the NAIA policy handbook for the following:
A. Forfeits – National Administrative Council, Article XI
B. Declaration of Intent to Participate – Bylaws, Article I, Section L – updated in 2010
C. Eligibility Requirements – Bylaws, Article V, Section C
D. Frequency of Play and Scheduling - Bylaws, Article I, Section F – paragraph 5
E. Amateur Rules and Reinstatement – Bylaws, Article VII
F. Institutional Financial Aid Policy – Council of Presidents, Article IX
G. Reporting Results – National Administrative Council, Article XXIV, Section A– updated in 2009
H. Conduct in Competition Guidelines – National Administrative Council, Article IV
I. Ejection Policy – Bylaws, Article VI Section 7 – updated in 2011

VII. SUNDAY PLAY POLICY
As a matter of policy, NAIA national qualifying and national championship competition will not be scheduled on Sunday. See NAIA Official Handbook for
additional information.




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VIII. PLAYING RULES AND REGULATIONS
A. PLAYING RULES
          NEW for 2011-12 – NAIA Baseball will use NCAA Baseball Rules with approved NAIA modifications. (Appendix F). These rules will be applied to all
          contests (preseason, regular season and postseason) when both institutions are members of the NAIA. To order an NCAA Rulebook (or download
          a .pdf copy) go to www.ncaapublications.com. Rules defined as experimental by the official NCAA Rules and Regulations Handbook are prohibited
          from use in national tournament play.

B. GAME UMPIRES
       Umpires for affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament games shall be assigned by the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
       commissioner. Compensation is the responsibility of the host institution or affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group.

C. SEASON RECORDS
       Won-lost records for all member institutions participating in baseball shall include ONLY those games played against a varsity program from an
       accredited, upper-level, degree-granting institution, and SHALL NOT include games against junior colleges, clubs, foreign (Canada excluded), or
       military teams.

D. OFFICIAL BALL
       The official baseball for all NAIA national championship (opening round & final site) competition is the Rawlings R100-NAIA. Rawlings will provide the
       balls for national championship competition. The NAIA strongly recommends the use of the Rawlings R100-NAIA baseball for regular season and
       affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament play.

E. SUBSTANCE ABUSE/TOBACCO POLICY
       During the regular season, all tobacco products are prohibited, including cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco. The NCAA zero tolerance policy
       (page 48) will be applied for all NAIA games; and the NAIA ejection/suspension policy will also be applied for athletes/coaches/personnel who are
       ejected for violating the tobacco rule.

IX. Conduct in Competition
A. EJECTIONS AND SUSPENSIONS
       An ejection is an action enforced in conjunction with competition by a game official consistent with the playing rules in that sport. A suspension is
       required by NAIA bylaws (Article 6, Section B, Item 7) as an additional consequence related to ejections in conjunction with competition.

       Ejections are not subject to appeal. Some sport rules allow protests through an official process outlined in each sport rule book.

       Suspensions may be appealed starting with the Conference/Association of Independent Institutions. An institution must submit an appeal to their
       conference within 72 hours of the completion of contest. The conference will submit a recommendation to the national office within 72 hours of
       receiving the appeal from the institution. The Conduct and Ethics Committee is responsible for all appeals related to suspensions due to ejections of a
       coach and/or student-athlete.

       Once an appeal with appropriate signatures has been submitted to the conference, the student-athlete/coach may continue to participate through the
       appeal process. If the appeal is not approved, then the student-athlete/coach must sit out of the next scheduled contest(s).

       A suspended person cannot be in the competitive venue the day of the contest or communicate with any team personnel or game officials the day of
       the contest. The student-athlete/coach will be normally removed from the venue during a suspension. However, the game manager will use their best
       discretion on what is appropriate to risk management procedures regarding their venue.

       Ejection reports must be completed by the NAIA game official ejecting a student-athlete or coach and the athletic director of the ejected student-athlete
       or coach. The form must be submitted to the NAIA within 48 hours after the completion of the contest.
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POSTSEASON COMPETITION
I.     RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS
A. OFFICIAL PARTY
       The official party for each team participating in postseason play is 26, with no more than 24 players in uniform. Institutions may provide additional
       coaches to be in uniform and sit in the dugout or team bench area, but those coaches will be the financial responsibility of the institution. A total party
       of not to exceed 30 persons (including athletic training staff) will be permitted in the team area, which includes the dugout or bench or bullpens.

       Official Postseason Roster forms will now be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website at www.naiasports.org/admin and sent to the NAIA national
       office. If you do not have a log-in account, please go to the link and sign up. You must have an account in order to fill out the roster forms as the forms
       will no longer be available through coaches’ manuals. Once you log-in, please follow these instructions:
                1. There will be a section titled “Forms and Rosters”. Click on the link “Official Postseason Rosters”.
                2. Fill out the roster form.

          New for 2011 – 12 postseason rosters will be processed entirely electronically. The administrator completing the postseason roster will sign
          electronically. Postseason rosters no longer need to be sent to the NAIA National Office. Do not send postseason rosters via email or fax to the
          national office.

       If you have trouble with the on-line roster form, please contact the NAIA Sports Information Department at CWaller@NAIA.org. Any other general
       questions related to the official postseason rosters, please contact the Sport Manager.

       The list of up to 24 eligible players (Official Postseason Roster and Entry Form) must be submitted at the time of the institution's selection into NAIA
       postseason play. Only players on the official playoff/postseason roster may be in uniform. If a team is discovered using a player not on the
       tournament playoff roster at anytime in a postseason tournament, that team is immediately disqualified from further post-season play that year. From
       the point of first infraction by a team using a player not on the playoff roster, all subsequent games shall be forfeited by the offending team.

       A copy of this roster/entry form MUST be hand-carried to the site of the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group national qualifying tournaments;
       and national tournaments (opening round and final site) and be presented to the respective tournament site supervisor prior to that institution's
       participation in the tournament. Once the tournament begins, no player may play who is not on the official roster.

       A player may be replaced on the official roster between the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament and the NAIA Baseball
       Championship Opening Round Tournament; and between the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournament and the AVISTA-NAIA World
       Series (final site) by any eligible player whose name is included on the NAIA Official Eligibility Form for baseball for the 2011-12 season. The coach
       will need to hand-carry a copy of the eligibility form to each tournament if a roster change is necessary.

B. EXPENSES
       Participating teams are responsible for expenses en route to, during, and from all postseason events.

C. PARTICIPATION AT EVENTS
       All participating teams and individuals competing in a national championship, including opening rounds, must attend all functions including; Parade of
       Champions, coaches meetings, opening round celebrations, and Champions of Character nominations. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of a
       $1,500 fine to the institution.

D. INSURANCE
       Each participating team shall provide its own medical, hospitalization, travel and accident insurance for all members of its official party.

E. COACHES RESPONSIBILITY
       The coach or other designated person for each participating team must be in attendance and is responsible for his team at all times while at the site of
       the championship. This person shall accept the responsibility for the conduct of his student-athletes at the championship site, during the championship
       and at all activities connected with the team's championship participation. In case of property damage, the offending institution shall be held financially
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F. REPORTING SCORES
       Scores from all games of the affiliated conference/A.I.I. tournaments must be reported to the NAIA scoreboard via the Dakstats Web-Sync feature
       within 24 hours of the game.

II. GENERAL POLICIES - POSTSEASON PLAY
A. FINAL-GAME PROCEDURES
       Procedures governing the final game of each tournament (Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group, NAIA Baseball Championship Opening
       Round Tournament, and AVISTA-NAIA World Series – final round) shall be decided by the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball chair
       (for the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament), by the designated NAIA site supervisor (for opening round tournaments) and by the NAIA
       baseball sport manager and tournament games committee (for the national tournament final rounds) prior to the game being played.
               1. If a game is interrupted after five (5) innings and cannot be completed before the completion deadline established for affiliated
                   conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national tournaments (all rounds), it shall be considered a regulation game.
               2. If a rain date has been established for the tournament, then the rain date becomes the official completion date for the tournament.
               3. The NAC approved a standardized inclement weather policy (proposed by the NAIA-BCA in 2008 and revised in 2010) for each of the nine
                   NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournament sites; and the policy is outlined in the Opening Round section of this manual.

B. 10-RUN RULE
       New for 2012 -- Per NCAA rules, there is no 10-run rule in NAIA National Championship Opening Round or World Series play.
       Conference/A.I.I./Group qualifying tournaments retain the 10-run rule option IF approved by their respective conference/A.I.I./group.

C. SUSPENDED GAME
       Any game that is suspended (including tie games) shall be continued from the point of suspension -- at a time designated by the Tournament Games
       Committee. All games shall be nine (9) innings. Conference/A.I.I./Group qualifying tournaments can petition the NAC to play 7-inning games in their
       conference/A.I.I./group qualifying tournaments.

D. RELATED INFORMATION
              1. Team Warm-up - There shall be a ten-minute warm-up for each team between games. A member of the Tournament Games Committee
                 will be charged with timing the warm-up. Home team will take infield first.
              2. Protests - Tournament protests will be decided upon by the Tournament Games Committee at the point of the protest. All protests must be
                 lodged with the umpire-in-chief in the presence of the Tournament Games Committee, the opposing coach and the umpire involved before
                 the next pitch is thrown.
              3. Player/Coach Suspension – If specific ejection/suspension rules are more stringent than NAIA rules, the institution must also conform to
                 the sport specific rules. See Section X (Conduct in Competition).
              4. Use of Tobacco/Alcohol - All tobacco products are prohibited, including cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco. The NCAA zero tolerance
                 policy (page 48) will be applied for all NAIA games; and the NAIA ejection/suspension policy will also be applied for
                 athletes/coaches/personnel who are ejected for violating the tobacco rule. Enforcement of this rule will lie with the “game umpires” and
                 those people noted in the NAIA Substance Abuse Policy document (see Appendix P). No alcoholic beverages in any form shall be allowed
                 to be sold, dispersed or consumed under any circumstances.
              5. Home Team Determination - The home team for first-round games in the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group, NAIA Baseball
                 Championship Opening Round Tournament and AVISTA-NAIA World Series - final site will be determined by a coin flip.
                      a. Teams drawing a bye in the first round of all tournaments will be assigned either home or visitor, based upon their opponent's status
                         in the first-round game.
                      b. For subsequent games, the Tournament Games Committee shall designate as home team the institution that has been the home
                         team the fewer number of times. If the two teams are equal in this respect, but unequal in the number of times they were the visitor,
                         then the team that has been the visitor most often will be designated the home team.
                      c. If the two teams are equal in the number of times that they have been home and visitor, the Tournament Games Committee will
                         observe the following procedures in the order as listed:
                              1) the team that was visitor in its preceding game shall be the home team, unless both teams were visitors in their preceding
                                  game;
                              2) if the two teams have met previously in the tournament, the visitor in the previous game shall be the home team in the game
                                  in question;
                              3) if the above procedures do not resolve the matter, the home team shall be determined by a flip of the coin.


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              6. Choice of Dugout - The visiting team in each game of the tournament will be given its choice in determining the dugout (first or third base)
                 it wishes to occupy for that game.
              7. Choice of Uniform - Coaches of the participating teams involved in the game should decide between the two which color uniforms they will
                 wear. If both coaches cannot agree on uniform color, then the home team will wear light or white, and the visiting team will wear dark-color
                 uniforms.

III. AFFILIATED CONFERENCE/A.I.I./UNAFFILIATED GROUP TOURNAMENTS
The affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball tournaments are planned and administered by the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
baseball committee under the leadership of their respective baseball chair and subject to approval of all standards and conditions as may be prescribed by the
affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group executive committee/commissioner/president.

Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group playoff plans must be submitted to the NAIA National Office by February 1 of each year.

A. DATES AND SITES
       The deadline date for affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group national qualifying tournaments to be completed is Saturday, May 5. Affiliated
       conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament games must be held at an approved home site of one of the participating institutions, unless a request
       for a neutral site has been made by the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group commissioner(s) and approved by the NAIA Department of
       Championship Events.

B. TEAM QUALIFICATION AND SELECTION
       In order to qualify for a postseason tournament, a team must play a minimum of 16 games between January 1 and the start of the postseason
       tournament.

       Consideration may be given to any one or combination of the following criteria in selecting teams for the postseason tournaments:
             1. An approved rating system;
             2. Regular-season overall won-lost record;
             3. Overall won-lost record against NAIA teams within the conference and/or
             4. Any system approved by the NAIA Department of Championship Events.

C. ADMINISTRATION
       All affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournaments must be double-elimination. It is permissible for a tournament to revert to a single-
       elimination format in those instances where weather-related delays/cancellations or playing conditions necessitate a deviation from the original double-
       elimination format.

       A change in format should receive approval from the:
             1. Affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball chair; or
             2. Affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group commissioner(s); or
             3. Affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group executive committee

       The affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball chair should arrange to be present throughout the group national qualifying tournament and
       serve as tournament site supervisor. The site supervisor should coordinate all activities at the tournament site and work with the host institution
       athletics director and/or baseball coach in implementing affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national policies in the conduct of the
       tournament games. (See Appendix E for roles of the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball chair.)

       It is the financial responsibility of the host institution to provide housing and meals for the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball chair
       during the national qualifying tournament. Any member of the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball committee (including the chair)
       must relinquish his tournament responsibilities if his team is competing in the tournament.

       The NAIA maintains a standardized awards program for affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group national qualifying tournaments. Team and
       individual awards must be ordered from the suppliers noted in this handbook. Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament awards are the financial
       responsibility of the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group.




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IV. National Championship Opening Round
The NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round tournaments are planned by the NAIA in conjunction with the Opening Round Host Coordinator
and the designated NAIA Site Supervisor. A complete Opening Round Host Manual is available for viewing on the NAIA website.

A. DATES AND SITES
       The deadline for the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournament to be completed is Monday, May 14. Each of the nine opening round
       tournaments are scheduled for May 10-14. The deadline for prospective NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournament hosts to submit an
       official bid is April 1. Announcement of the nine National Championship Opening Round hosts will be on April 15.

          New for 2011-12 – If a designated Opening Round host institution fails to qualify either automatically or as an at-large selection via the final rating,
          then it will be given a host berth and designated as an at-large qualifier.

       Listed below are other host guidelines:
               • In order to be eligible for a guarantee to host an opening-round tournament, a bid fee of $10,000 will be paid to the NAIA. Bid fees will be
                  used to pay for travel costs for the neutral-site supervisor and assist with reimbursement to traveling teams in opening-round tournaments.
               • There is a designated host site for each NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournament. A host school qualifying for the
                  tournament will play at home; provided the host school’s field meets the facility hosting standards.
               • Bids to host an NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournament will be open to any NAIA institution, conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated
                  group and CVB/Sports Commission.
               • Certified umpires will be assigned by the host conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group based on criteria set by the NAC for opening-round
                  tournaments. Payment of officials and game operations costs will be host responsibilities.
               • Pairings for Opening Round tournaments will be based upon the following prioritized criteria:
                      1. Geographical location of teams
                      2. Financial considerations
                      3. Final rating/seeding

       Every attempt will be made to not pair conference/A.I.I.//unaffiliated group teams for opening round pairings; however, based upon pairings and
       selection criteria above, this may be unavoidable.

B. TEAM QUALIFICATION, SELECTION AND SEEDING
       The 2012 NAIA Baseball National Championship is a 46-team tournament incorporating 45 opening round participants and a final site host (Lewis-
       Clark State College). The NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournaments will be five-team, double-elimination tournaments.

       The nine opening round winners advance to the AVISTA-NAIA World Series final site for a 10-team, double-elimination tournament format. Complete
       opening round team qualification, at-large selection and seeding information is listed below:
              • 29 automatic berths for affiliated conferences/A.I.I./unaffiliated groups
              • 1 host berth (final site only)
              • 16 at-large selections
              • The two unaffiliated groups for 2012 are broken down as follows:
                     o California Pacific/Cascade/+ 2 West Coast A.I.I. teams
                     o American Mideast/Gulf Coast/Kentucky Intercollegiate
              • At-large berths will be adjusted if unaffiliated groups do not have a qualifying tournament and are without a rated team in the final top 25
                 rating.
              • Conferences and A.I.I. will receive one berth per six and two berths per ten teams. Unaffiliated groups receive one berth each.
              • At-large berths will be awarded based on the final rating (May 6). Opening Round host teams that do not qualify automatically will receive
                 an at-large berth.
              • The 45 qualifying teams will be seeded using the final national poll and assigned to an opening round site as follows:

                      Group:          A           B            C           D            E            F           G            H           I
                                     #1          #2           #3          #4           #5           #6          #7           #8          #9
                                     #18         #17          #16         #15          #14          #13         #12          #11         #10
                                     #19         #20          #21         #22          #23          #24         #25          #26         #27
                                     #36         #35          #34         #33          #32          #31         #30          #29         #28
                                     #37         #38          #39         #40          #41          #42         #43          #44         #45
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              •   Every effort will be made to keep seeds #1 through #9 in separate opening round sites.
              •   Seeds #28 through #45 (seeds #4 and #5 in individual tournaments) may not be moved into a seed higher than #28 (seed #4 in an
                  individual tournament). Opening Round teams not listed in the final rating will be seeded at the discretion of the national tournament
                  seeding/bracketing committee.
              •   The championship field will NOT be reseeded between rounds.

C. TOURNAMENT SELECTION APPEALS PROCESS
       If there is misapplication of NAIA policy and procedures regarding tournament selection, an institution may appeal to the national office of the NAIA.

       Criteria for filing an appeal
               1. A written appeal citing the specific NAIA policies and/or procedures that have been misapplied must be submitted to the NAIA National
                    Office - Department of Championships within 24 hours (or noon (central time) of the next business day if the end of the 24 hour period falls
                    on a non-business day) from the time the tournament field has been released.
               2. Once an appeal has been submitted a response will be provided within 24 hours from receipt of appeal.
               3. Appeals must be submitted and signed by the Athletics Director and President of the institution.

              NOTE: The National Administrative Council sport liaison will be on the selection conference call to listen to the discussion of tournament
                selection.

       The liaison will report any concerns to the National office immediately following the conclusion of the conference call. The oversight committee will
       review ratings to prevent any ratings process violations or unethical use of the ratings process.

D. ADMINISTRATION
       The nine NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournaments are under the direct supervision of the designated NAIA Site Supervisor; who in
       turn works with the Host Site Coordinator in the overall administration of the event.

       All opening round tournaments must be double-elimination to determine which team will advance to the final site. If necessary, the following Inclement
       Weather Policy will be used at all Opening Round tournaments:
              1. If three days are available, the tournament will be played with a 4-3-1 (2) format.
              2. If two days are available, games #1-#4 will be played on the first available day and games #5-#8 will be played on the second available day.
                  The champion will be the winner of game #8.
              3. If one day is available, the tournament will revert to a single-elimination tournament (games #1, #2, #3 & #5).

       If the tournament is not completed, the following policy will be used at all opening round tournaments:
                1. If less than three games are completed, the #1 seed will be declared the champion.
                2. If only three or four games are completed, champion will be the highest-seeded undefeated team.
                3. If only 5, 6 or 7 games are completed, champion will be the lone undefeated team.
                4. If a game #9 is needed but cannot be played, the champion will be the winner of game #8.

       EVERY EFFORT MUST BE MADE TO COMPLETE THE OPENING ROUND TOURNAMENT ON THE FIELD. In the opening round of the national
       tournament, a team may be required to play 3 games on one day to complete the tourney on the final day. The NAIA Site Supervisor (in consultation
       with the tournament committee) is the final authority on implementation and administration of the inclement weather policy.

       The designated NAIA Site Supervisor must be present throughout the opening round tournament and serve as the NAIA representative and
       tournament chair. The site supervisor coordinates all activities at the tournament site and works with the host site coordinator in implementing national
       policies in the conduct of the tournament. (See Appendix E for roles of the NAIA Site Supervisor.)

       The NAIA National Office will provide National Championship certificates of participation and an individual Champion of Character Award to the
       opening round teams.




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E. TEAM TRAVEL/REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES
       The National Administrative Council and the Council of Presidents have approved a flat fee reimbursement rate traveling teams in Opening Round
       competition. ONLY those institutions that secure air travel through the NAIA travel desk of Anthony Travel (866) 284-NAIA shall be eligible for any
       opening round travel reimbursements.

          New for 2011-12 – Traveling teams will be responsible for a minimum $16,000 of their transportation and housing expenses prior to being eligible
          for expense reimbursement for participation in NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round tournament s.


V.     AVISTA-NAIA World Series – Final Site
A. DATES AND SITES
       The AVISTA-NAIA World Series (final site rounds) will be played May 25-June 1 at Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho. The NAIA Department of
       Championship Events negotiates and determines the site of each of its national tournaments/championships.

B. QUALIFICATION, SEEDING OF TEAMS AND TOURNAMENT FORMAT
       The AVISTA-NAIA World Series (final site) is a ten-team, double-elimination format played in seven or eight days featuring nine AVISTA-NAIA
       Opening Round winners and the host (Lewis-Clark State College). The 46-team national tournament is seeded by the NAIA National Raters (final
       rating AFTER affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group qualifying tournaments).

       The Host team will be placed in the bracket according to their seed. The bracket will NOT be reseeded after the AVISTA-NAIA Opening Round
       tournaments. The AVISTA-NAIA World Series bracket will be finalized on May 14th at the conclusion of all nine Opening Round tournaments.

C. GAME TIMES
       The host organization, the NAIA Department of Championship Events and the NAIA-BCA officers jointly determine game times for all games. An
       institution will not play more than one game a day unless weather becomes a factor in completing the tournament on the scheduled completion date.
       There will be a minimum of three hours between published game times.

D. ADMINISTRATION
       The national tournament is planned and implemented by the NAIA Department of Championship Events under the guidelines and standards
       established by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) and approved by the NAIA National Administrative Council (NAC).

       The administration of tournament games is under the direct supervision of a four-member Tournament Games Committee, which is composed of the
       officers of the NAIA-BCA. In addition, two coaches are selected via the "Volunteer Coach Enhancement Program" and assist the Games Committee in
       the administration of the tournament.

       Any member(s) of the National Tournament Games Committee must relinquish their position on the committee if they have a team competing in the
       tournament. The NAIA baseball sport manager will appoint an alternate(s) in these situations with approval from the NAIA-BCA Executive Committee.

       The NAIA Department of Championship Events contracts eight umpires and a national supervisor of umpires to work at the AVISTA-NAIA World
       Series (final site). Umpires are evaluated by the National Supervisor and by the Tournament Games Committee.

       The NAIA arranges for a fully staffed athletic training room at the national tournament, which is administered by certified trainers and additional
       medical personnel.

E. TEAM TRAVEL/REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES
       ONLY those institutions that secure air travel through the NAIA travel desk of Anthony Travel (866) 284-NAIA shall be eligible for event travel, housing
       and per-diem. All air travel expenses incurred to attend the baseball championship shall be the institution’s responsibility.

F. HOUSING
       All participating teams must stay at the designated hotels. Failure to do so would make a team INELIGIBLE for participation and reimbursement.
       Reimbursement for lodging begins on Thursday, May 24, and includes the evening of the team's elimination from the tournament. Ten (10) double-
       rooms will be furnished for each team at no cost to the institution.



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G. RELATED INFORMATION
       Prior to the AVISTA-NAIA World Series (both opening round and final site), an information packet will be posted on the NAIA website for all potential
       qualifying teams to review; including specific instructions regarding transportation, housing, practices and all responsibilities upon qualification.

       Team Registration - Upon arrival in Lewiston, teams must check in by 3 p.m., May 24 at NAIA Headquarters. NAIA and host site personnel will greet
       all teams, provide informational packets and be available to answer questions.

       Following their last game, team head coaches or authorized representatives are required to check out at their assigned hotel with a Tournament
       Games Committee member and a representative of the hotel staff. This check-out must be done prior to departure from Lewiston. Any damages to
       rooms assigned to teams will be recorded, with payment for damage the responsibility of the institution.

       Meeting - The first OFFICIAL function which all head coaches MUST ATTEND is the pre-tournament meeting, conducted by the Tournament Games
       Committee on Thursday, May 24. This meeting is MANDATORY and will serve as a forum for all participating teams. The meeting will include a
       briefing by the NAIA National Supervisor of Umpires.

       Banquet - The opening banquet on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30p.m. in the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center.

       Opening Ceremonies - Opening Ceremonies involving all ten teams will be held Friday, May 25th prior to the final game of the day. All teams are
       required to participate in this function. Special instructions relative to this event will be explained at the pre-tournament meeting.

       Honorary Coaches - An "Honorary Coach" program has been developed with local businesses in Lewiston to serve as local hosts for each of the ten
       teams. Honorary coaches sit with their teams at the field, and are generally available to assist teams/host teams during their stay in Lewiston. Teams
       are requested to provide their honorary coach with a team jacket to wear during the tournament. It is considered appropriate to provide the honorary
       coach with a gift emblematic of their institution or hometown.

       Awards - Team trophies are presented to the champion, runner-up, third and fourth- place finishers. Additionally, awards are presented to the
       AVISTA-NAIA World Series (final site only) all-tournament selections (16), most valuable player, tournament Gold Glove winner and hustle winner, and
       the Hank Burbridge Champion of Character Player and Team Award winners.

       Radio and Television and Internet – The broadcast of any postseason contest is governed by NAIA broadcast policies as printed in the NAIA Policy
       Handbook. This includes audio broadcasts and video broadcasts through conventional outlets and new media avenues. Below are the 2012 baseball
       postseason tournament rights fees:
                                                        Opening Round                           Final Site
                                                        Radio
        Commercial                                      $75 per game                            $150 per game + $75 per additional station feed
        Non-Commercial                                  $50 per game                            $100 per game + $50 per additional station feed
                                                        Web-Blogging
        Commercial                                      $150 per day                            $150 per day
        Non-Commercial                                  $100 per day                            $100 per day
                                                        Video
        Commercial                                      $250 per game                           $500 per game live ($250 tape delay)
        Non-Commercial                                  $250 per game live                      $250 per game live or tape delay


       (Third party carriers other than school and radio station of streaming audio on Web sites accessed the additional station feed charge.)

       For information relative to these policies, contact:
       Chad Waller – cwaller@naia.org
       NAIA Director of Sports Information
       1200 Grand Blvd.
       Kansas City, Missouri 64106
       816.595.8119




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Appendix A — NAIA-BCA Officers
  President                                                                     Lou Yacinich, Grand View College
                                                                                1200 Grandview Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50316
                                                                                (515) 263-2897, lyacinich@grandview.edu
  1st Vice President                                                            Scott Dulin, Fisher College
                                                                                118 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02116
                                                                                (617) 236-8877, sdulin@fisher.edu
  2nd Vice President                                                            Boyd Pitkin, Briar Cliff University
                                                                                3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104
                                                                                (712) 279-5553, boyd.pitkin@briarcliff.edu
  Secretary                                                                     Ted Tom, Shawnee State University
                                                                                940 2nd Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
                                                                                (740) 351-3537, ttom@shawnee.edu
  Past President                                                                Denney Crabaugh, Oklahoma City University
                                                                                2501 North Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1498
                                                                                (405) 208-5156, dcrabaugh@okcu.edu
  Staff Liaison                                                                 Scott McClure, NAIA National Office
                                                                                1200 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
                                                                                (816) 595-8112, smcclure@naia.org
  NAC Liaison                                                                   Bruce Parker, Carroll College
                                                                                1601 N. Benton Ave., Helena, MT 59625
                                                                                (406) 447-5479, bparker@carroll.edu
  NAC Ratings Liaison                                                           Rusty Hollingsworth, Campbellsville University
                                                                                1 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY 42718
                                                                                (270) 789-5257, rhollingsworth@campbellsville.edu
  A.B.C.A. Liaison                                                              John Kolasinski, Siena Heights University
                                                                                1247 E. Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI 49221
                                                                                (517) 264-7872, jkolasin@sienaheights.edu
  USA Baseball Liaison                                                          Scott Dulin, Fisher College
                                                                                118 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02116
                                                                                (617) 236-8877, sdulin@fisher.edu
       (One Year Terms)




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Appendix B — Raters and Chairs
2011-12 CONFERENCE/GROUP CHAIRS
 CONFERENCE/GROUP                     CHAIR                     SCHOOL                        PHONE                E-MAIL ADDRESS
 American Mideast/Gulf                Scott Dulin               Fisher (Mass.)                617-236-8877         sdulin@fisher.edu
 Coast/K.I.A.C.
 American Midwest                     Clay Biggs                Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)       573-629-3217         cbiggs@hlg.edu
 Appalachian Athletic                 Nathan Meade              Milligan (Tenn.)              423-461-8722         nmeade@milligan.edu
 Assoc. of Independents (A.I.I.)      Dan Purvis                LSU-Alexandria                318-473-6486         dpurvis@lsua.edu
 Cal-Pac/Cascade/A.I.I.               Shawn Humberger           The College of Idaho          208-459-5861         shumberger@collegeofidaho.edu
 Chicagoland Collegiate               Steve Born                Illinois Tech                 312-567-7128         bornste@iit.edu
 Golden State Athletic                Ralph Grajeda             Vanguard (Calif.)             714-556-3610 x2330   ralph.grajeda@vanguard.edu
 Great Plains Athletic                Jim Boeve                 Hastings (Neb.)               402-461-7468         jboeve@hastings.edu
 Heart of America                     Phil Hannon               Baker (Kan.)                  785-594-8493         phil.hannon@bakeru.edu
 Kansas Collegiate                    Rob Miller                Saint Mary (Kan.)             913-758-6160         millerro@st.mary.edu
 Mid-Central                          Kyle Gould                Taylor (Ind.)                 765-998-4635         kygould@taylor.edu
 Midlands Collegiate                  Nick Harlan               York (Neb.)                   402-363-5736         nharlan@york.edu
 Mid-South                            Luther Bramblett          St. Catharine (Ky.)           859-336-5082         lbramblett@sccky.edu
 Midwest Collegiate                   Desi Druschel             Mount Mercy (Iowa)            319-363-8213         ddruschel@mtmercy.edu
 Red River Athletic                   Bryan Aughney             U. of TX at Brownsville       956-882-8293         bryan.aughney@utb.edu
 Sooner Athletic                      Chris Pingry              Saint Gregory’s (Okla.)       405-878-5151         cdpingry@stgregorys.edu
 Southern States                      Jim Waits                 Truett-McConnell (Ga.)        706-865-2134         jwaits@truett.edu
 The Sun Conference                   Brad Niethammer           Webber International (Fla.)   863-638-2953         bdhammer17@aol.com
 TranSouth                            Rusty Thompson            Bethel (Tenn.)                731-415-8914         thompsonr@bethelu.edu
 Wolverine-Hoosier                    Kip McWilliams            Indiana Tech                  260-422-2231         kdmcwilliams@indianatech.edu

2011-12 CONFERENCE/GROUP & NATIONAL RATERS
 CONFERENCE/GROUP                     RATER                     SCHOOL                        PHONE                E-MAIL ADDRESS
 American Mideast/Gulf                Loren Torres              Point Park (Pa.)              412-392-3845         ltorres@pointpark.edu
 Coast/K.I.A.C.
 American Midwest                     Clay Biggs                Hannibal-LaGrange             573-629-3217         cbiggs@hlg.edu
 Appalachian Athletic                 Bart Osborne              Union (Ky.)                   606-546-1355         bosborne@unionky.edu
 Assoc. of Independents (A.I.I.)      Mike Lee                  Thomas (Ga.)                  229-226-1621         mlee@thomasu.edu
 Cal-Pac/Cascade/A.I.I.               Terry McKaig              British Columbia              604-816-4535         tmckaig@interchange.ubc.ca
 Chicagoland Collegiate               Rich Benjamin             Judson (Ill.)                 847-628-1579         rbenjamin@judsonu.edu
 Golden State Athletic                Mike Grahovac             Concordia (Calif.)            949-854-8002         mike.grahovac@cui.edu
 Great Plains Athletic                Brian Wede                Northwestern (Iowa)           712-707-7418         bwede@nwciowa.edu
 Heart of America                     Kevin Kocks               Culver-Stockton (Mo.)         573-288-6374         kkocks@culver.edu
 Kansas Collegiate                    Joe Reed                  Ottawa (Kan.)                 785-242-5200         joe.reed@ottawa.edu
 Mid-Central                          Chad Newhard              Indiana Wesleyan              765-677-2324         chad.newhard@indwes.edu
 Midlands Collegiate                  Nick Harlan               York (Neb.)                   402-363-5736         nharlan@york.edu
 Mid-South                            Ted Tom                   Shawnee State (Ohio)          740-351-3537         ttom@shawnee.edu
 Midwest Collegiate                   Brett Monaghan            Iowa Wesleyan                 843-685-1448         bmonaghan@iwc.edu
 Red River Athletic                   Mike Jeffcoat             Texas Wesleyan                817-531-7547         mjeffcoat@txwes.edu
 Sooner Athletic                      Nathan Blackwood          Lubbock Christian (Tex.)      806-720-7853         nathan.blackwood@lcu.edu
 Southern States                      Matt Griffin              Southern Poly (Ga.)           678-915-4288         mgriffin@spsu.edu
 The Sun Conference                   Doug Wollenburg           Savannah A & D (GA)           912-525-4782         dwollenbu@scad.edu
 TranSouth                            Kevin Hite                Cumberland (Tenn.)            615-547-1362         khite@cumberland.edu
 Wolverine-Hoosier                    Greg Haeger               Madonna (Mich.)               734-432-5609         ghaeger@madonna.edu




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Appendix C — Ratings Manual
I. General Information
A. FREQUENCY OF RATINGS
       The NAIA releases a preseason rating on November 15. The first regular-season rating will be released on March 27 and weekly ratings continue
       through the final rating on May 6. The final rating will also serve as the seeding rating for the 46 teams that qualify for the National Championship. Per
       NAC policy, qualifying teams not ranked in the final poll will be seeded at the discretion of the seeding/bracketing committee.

           NEW for 2011-12 – A postseason rating (post-championship) will be conducted in all sports. The “final” rating (AFTER affiliated conference/group
           national qualifying tournaments) used for seeding and/or at-large selection will still be referred to as the final rating; and the post-championship
           rating will be referred to as the postseason rating. The postseason rating will follow the same process—conference/group rating and national
           recommendation followed by national ballot and national ratings oversight) as all other weekly ratings. The only stipulation in the postseason rating
           is that the national championship team MUST be the #1-rated team in both their conference/group rating AND the postseason national rating.
           National raters will be required to rate the national champion #1 on their final ballot/rating.

B. TOTAL NUMBER OF RATERS
       There are 20 raters for the 2011-12 NAIA baseball season.

C. RATING PROCEDURE
        Each rater submits their conference/A.I.I. or unaffiliated group rating from which national raters use to compile a Top 30 ballot to produce a top 25
       national rating and a list of other teams receiving votes. Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated raters must send their weekly conference rating to their
       commissioner and conference oversight committee for review before submitting it to the NAIA national office (via SID Help). Raters can rate any team
       (and any number of teams) that merit top 25 national rating consideration from their respective group.
D. ONGOING WEEKLY RATINGS DEADLINES || WEEKLY RATING SCHEDULE:
       • By Monday, Noon (CST) – Submit Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated Rankings using SIDHelp (www.naiasports.org/admin)
       • Starting on Monday, Noon (CST) – SIDHelp (www.naiasports.org/admin) site opens for viewing of all Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated
       Rankings; Raters must access SIDHelp and click "View/Submit National Ballots" to see all the Conference/Independent/Unaffiliated ratings. Emails on
       Conference ratings will not be sent out like in the past.
       • By Tuesday, 10a.m. (CST) – Submit Top 30 National Ballots using SIDHelp
       • From 10a.m.-Noon (CST) – Oversight reviews grid
       • From Noon-2 p.m. (CST) – Raters available for rationale requests - raters should have access to their email during this time.
       • 5 p.m. (CST) – Release of national rating on-line at www.naia.org.

E. REPORTING PERIOD
       All games played Monday through Sunday of the previous week.

II. Expectations of Raters
              A. The NAIA expects every rater to have an unbiased opinion as to conference/independent/unaffiliated group status. Each rater is expected
                 to rate the top 30 teams in the nation, regardless of affiliation (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group).
              B. The NAIA expects every rater to submit requested information by the designated deadlines. Any ratings submitted after the deadline or
                 ratings having incomplete information will not be counted.
              C. Raters will monitor teams in their weekly conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating to make sure they are posting results and updating their
                 win/loss records within 24 hours after each scheduled contest. If the rater finds that a team is NOT reporting scores/updating their record,
                 they must contact the institution (Head Coach and Athletic Director) in writing and copy the Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group
                 Commissioner(s) and the NAIA Sport Manager.
              D. Encourage communication with coaches in conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group.
              E. If a rater is unable to fulfill this commitment, the NAIA Sport Manager must be notified immediately.

III. Reporting Scores
A. MANDATE FOR REPORTING SCORES
       In order for schools to be eligible for conference/group or national ratings, results from games must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard (via SIDHelp)
       within 24 hours of completion of contest. It is the responsibility of each school to report its scores. Institutions failing to report statistics and/or results
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       for two consecutive weeks. or four total weeks during the season will not be eligible for the national statistical reports or ratings for the remainder of the
       season and subject to a monetary penalty. The first violation will continue to be a warning. Any second violation (first penalty) will be a $500 fine. The
       third violation will be a $1,000 fine and a loss of postseason awards. The fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be dealt with at the discretion of
       membership services. Fines will be due within 30 days of notification. (Refer to Reporting Results section of Coaches’ Manual for more detailed
       information.)

B. AVENUES FOR REPORTING
       Scores can manually be entered at www.naiasports.org/admin.
              1. To register for the NAIA Scoreboard, visit www.naiasports.org/admin and click on “Don’t have a password? Click here to register now.”
              2. Complete the information and enter a school-based e-mail and a password of your choice.
              3. All registrations must be approved by the NAIA prior to access being granted, so please allow ample time for approval.
              4. If you have an active SIDHelp account you do not have to re-register. Your username/password is saved in the system.

       All results must be reported online to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of completion of competition to be eligible for that week’s ratings. Please
       coordinate with your sports information personnel to report using only one of the following methods. Reporting at more than one level can cause
       previously submitted results to be overwritten.

              1. School websites that use SIDHelp: Reporting here automatically reports to the conference scoreboard (if the conference uses SID Help)
                 and national scoreboard.
              2. Conference Websites that use SIDHelp: reporting here automatically reports to the national scoreboard.
              3. National SID Help website (www.naiasports.com/admin): report here only if neither the school nor the conference uses SID Help.

       (All SIDHelp websites (school, conference, NAIA) admin sections use the domain name and then add “/admin/” to the end of it. Eg. Schools in the Mid-
       Central Conference can log into the MCC conference website, http://www.mid-centralconf.org/admin/.)

IV. Rating Procedures
A. CONFERENCE/A.I.I./UNAFFILIATED GROUP RATINGS
              1. Both the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national ballots will be submitted in SIDHelp (http://www.naiasports.org/admin/) for all
                 ratings. Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group ratings are to be submitted via the NAIA online system no later than noon (Central) on
                 Mondays during the rating season. Raters will have access to all top conference/independent/unaffiliated group ratings after noon on
                 Mondays. The following information must be included for every team:
                     • Team’s overall win/loss/tie record
                     • Result of each contest for the rating period – win/loss and score
                     • Site and opponent
                     • Opponent affiliation, if not an NAIA member institution (NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NCCAA, Other)
                     • Team’s rating in the previous week’s national poll (the NAIA’s and other affiliations)
              2. Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group ratings received after the deadline will not be included in the weekly report and affected teams will not
                 be eligible for national ratings that week.
              3. Raters are allowed one tie at any position in their conference/A.I.I. ballot. Ties are limited to two teams only. There are no limits to the
                 number of teams a rater can rate in their conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group weekly rating. Raters must use tie-breaking criteria listed
                 below (see VIII. C below) to determine the order when listing tied teams in their weekly report. Rater has one opportunity to correct
                 conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating if more than one tie (or more than two teams are tied) occurs in the report. If not corrected, the
                 conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating will be removed.
              4. For all other errors in the rating, raters have one opportunity to make corrections (prior to the deadline) in their rating. If not corrected, the
                 conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating will be removed from the report for that rating period.
              5. Raters MUST send their weekly conference/group rating to their designated three-person conference/group oversight committee for review
                 and approval PRIOR to submitting their weekly rating to the NAIA.

B. TOP 30 NATIONAL BALLOTS
       Top 30 national ballots are due by 10AM (Central) on Tuesdays. Please keep the following in mind when submitting ballots:
              • Raters must vote in rank order specified by each conference/group rater (i.e. the #2-rated team in a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
                  rating cannot be ranked higher than the #1 team in that same group on any national ballot).
              • No ties are allowed on national ballots/ratings.

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              •   ONLY on-line ballots will be accepted. National ballots received after the deadline will not be included in rating.
              •   Prior to tabulating each weekly rating by the national office, the highest and lowest ratings (a non-rating is a low rating) for each team
                  (including those receiving votes) will be removed and the rating will be recalculated with an additional rating point added to each team for
                  every ballot (including discounted ballots) that appear on the weekly tabulation. Non-submitted ballots and/or removed ballots are NOT
                  factored into the above tabulations (i.e. a non-submitted ballot cannot serve as a low rating).
              •   A rating will not be conducted if 50% of the raters do not submit a national ballot. Ratings that fail to reach the 50% participation standard
                  cannot be delayed or postponed.

C. CORRECTIONS/CONCERNS WITH CONFERENCE/A.I.I./UNAFFILIATED GROUP & NATIONAL RATINGS
              1. For incorrect information regarding win-loss records and/or scores in conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group reports, contact the respective
                 rater.
              2. For incorrect information regarding overall win-loss record for nationally-rated teams, contact both the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
                 rater and the NAIA Sport Manager.
              3. For concerns regarding the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating, contact respective rater and the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group
                 oversight committee.
              4. For concerns regarding national rating, contact your respective conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rater, a National Oversight Committee
                 member and/or the NAIA Sport Manager.

D. RECOMMENDED RATINGS CRITERIA FROM THE NAC RULES & RATINGS COMMITTEE
       If a sport-specific ratings committee does not have established group and national ratings criteria that has been approved by the NAC Rules & Ratings
       Committee, then the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee recommends each ratings committee use the following (non-weighted) criteria when compiling
       both conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national polls:
               • Overall win-loss record
               • Head-to-head results (with most recent result taking precedence)
               • Win-loss record vs. common opponents
               • Win-loss record vs. nationally-rated teams
               • Strength of schedule – The NAC has approved the ISR as the NAIA baseball strength of schedule component.

V. National Oversight Committee
A. MAKE UP OF NATIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
              1. A member of NAC Ratings Committee.
              2. Two coaches from appropriate sport with the following criteria:
                    a. One coach must have prior rating experience and can be an active or former coach still involved in the NAIA.
                    b. One coach must be current officer in coaches’ association
              3. The NAC Ratings Committee liaison is an active member of each National Oversight Committee.
           The NAIA Sport Manager will work with officers to recruit/appoint National Oversight Committee members.

B. CONFERENCE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
        Each conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group must designate a three-person oversight committee to monitor their weekly ratings. The Conference/A.I.I.
       Commissioners must provide names and contact information for their respective conference oversight committee members to the national office prior
       to the preseason rating. If a conference/A.I.I./group does not have a designated oversight committee in place, they will not be able to submit
       conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and national top 30 ratings.

C. NATIONAL OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES
              1. Oversight forms are submitted by each National Oversight Committee member via e-mail by established deadline.
              2. If written rationale is requested from rater(s), oversight will include specific request(s) on the oversight form.
              3. If written rationale is requested, then the rater(s) in question will have until 2PM (Central) on Tuesday to provide written rationale for rating. If
                   a rater does not provide written rationale prior to the deadline -
                       • 1st instance – written warning (ballot is still included in that week’s rating)
                       • 2nd instance – rater(s) ballot is removed for that week
                       • The NAIA Sport Manager copies all parties (rater, national oversight, conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group Commissioners) in each
                           instance.


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              4. No completed oversight form from a National Oversight Committee member for two-week period constitutes NAIA National Office contact.
                 National Oversight Committee members are held to the same guidelines as NAIA National raters in terms of completing their weekly
                 responsibilities in the ratings process.

D. REMOVAL OF BALLOT
       National Oversight Committee has authority to remove a rater’s ballot if the ballot is deemed to jeopardize the integrity of the rating. Removal of ballot
       must be approved by at least two National Oversight Committee members. In the event of the removal of a ballot, the rater,
       Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Commissioners, NAIA Director of Sports Information and Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Oversight
       Committee will be notified.

       Removal of a rater is authorized when any combination of the following three incidents occur three (3) times during a ratings calendar year:
            1. Failure to submit a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group OR national ballot.
            2. Failure to represent conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group on a rating conference call.
            3. Removal of a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group or national rating ballot.

       Any appeals (and final decision to remove a rater) are handled by the national rating oversight committee.

E. STANDARD POLICIES WHEN A RATER/GROUP LOSES RATING PRIVILEGES:
              1. Warning letter (e-mail correspondence) sent to rater after first offense/incident (See section F above). Respective
                 conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group commissioners and national oversight committee copied on all correspondence.
              2. Warning letter to rater after second offense/incident and the rater is informed that they will lose their national rating privileges following a
                 third offense/incident. The NAIA Sport Manager contacts conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group commissioners for procedures in submitting
                 conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group ratings if the affected group loses their rating privileges.
              3. Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group rater loses national rating privileges after third documented offense. Respective
                 conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group commissioners and national oversight committee copied on all correspondence.

       NOTE: If a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group has its rater removed, that conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group loses its rater voting privileges for the
       remainder of the current ratings season. However, the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group must still submit a conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating
       so that teams in the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group can receive ratings votes from all other national raters.

VI. Ratings Grievance Procedure
                  A. Conference/A.I.I. Oversight Committee is responsible for monitoring conference/A.I.I. weekly report/rating.
                  B. Rater-to-Rater grievances to be facilitated through NAIA Sport Manager with Oversight Committee serving as resource.
                  C. Appeals to be processed through NAC Rules and Ratings Committee.

VII. Selection/Identification of Raters
       Conference/A.I.I. group raters are selected by their respective conference/A.I.I. group. Each group is required to send both rater and oversight
       committee contact information to national office. Conference/A.I.I. determines appropriate selection criteria and guidelines.

VIII. Final Rating/Seeding Rating Information
              A. Results of every contest (including affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournaments) up to submission of final
                 Conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating are included for final rating.
              B. The final national rating will be conducted and released AFTER the deadline for conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group national qualifying
                 tournaments. The final rating is used to determine the national tournament at-large qualifying teams in all sports (with the exception of
                 NAIA soccer which uses a modified RPI rating). The NAC (based on a recommendation from the NAC Rules & Ratings Committee in June
                 2010) has mandated all sports to follow the established final rating calendar through the end of the 2012-13 academic year.
              C. Tie-Breaking Procedures/Criteria – The following criteria will be used to break ties in the final rating for all sports:
                     1.) Head-to-head result between tied teams. If still tied (one win/one loss) go to second criteria.
                     2.) Win/Loss percentage vs. common opponents
                     3.) Accumulated ratings points in the last four ratings grids
                     4.) Calculate differential between highest/lowest rating after displacement (removing high/low ratings) for both teams. Team with
                         smaller differential is rated above team with larger differential.

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                      5.) Vote of National Oversight Committee.

       Notes – Tie-breaking criteria stops at any time the tie(s) is broken. This criteria should be used by all conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group raters to
       determine the order to list tied teams in any weekly conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rating.
              D. Final Rating as seeding rating – In addition to serving as the selection mechanism for at-large team qualification, the final rating (in all
                  sports except men’s and women’s soccer which will use a modified RPI rating) will also serve as the mechanism to seed the national
                  tournament field. National championship qualifying teams that are not rated in the final rating will be seeded at the discretion of the
                  Seeding & Bracketing Committee in each sport. Based upon additional seeding/bracketing criteria in each sport, the seeding rating may not
                  always mirror the final rating.

IX. Other Information
              A. Conference Calls: There will be one conference call during the season and an informational/educational call prior to the preseason rating.
                 The in-season conference call is scheduled by the respective sport manager and raters are sent the conference call details (date, time, etc.)
                 at least one week in advance. For the preseason (educational) conference call, each rater must have computer access during the call. The
                 national office will conduct a training session and review SIDHelp during this call and computer access is mandatory. Instructions will be
                 sent to all raters at least one week prior to the call. If the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group rater cannot participate on a scheduled ratings
                 conference call they must:
                      1. Provide a written group report to the NAIA Sport Manager prior to the conference call or
                      2. Find a replacement from their conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group oversight committee to represent the group on the call.
                 If neither occurs, then no teams in the group are eligible for ratings that week and the rater is penalized for not participating on the
                 conference call.
              B. National ratings grid sent to all raters – The weekly ratings grid (a spreadsheet which shows the top 30 rating from each national rater) will
                 be sent to all national raters after the weekly rating is posted on-line and released to the media. The information included in this grid is
                 CONFIDENTIAL and raters must not share this grid or any part of it with anyone.
              C. Contact from Coaches: Coaches are permitted to send information to their respective conference/A.I.I. rater only. If, as a rater, you are
                 receiving correspondence from coaches outside your conference/A.I.I. group, please contact the NAIA Sport Manager.
              D. Questions Regarding Rating Procedures: Any questions regarding ratings procedures (SID Help, log-in access, etc.) should be directed to
                 the NAIA Director of Sports Information.




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Appendix D — NAIA-BCA Standing Committees
         All-America Awards
         CHAIR:                                                                    Scott Dulin, Fisher (Mass.)
         Members:                                                                  Lou Yacinich, Grand View (Iowa)
                                                                                   Boyd Pitkin, Briar Cliff (Iowa)
                                                                                   Ted Tom, Shawnee State (Ohio)
                                                                                   Two designated ABCA-NAIA Volunteer Coaches (TBA after NAIA-BCA
                                                                                   annual meeting)
         Selects the NAIA All-America teams during the national championship, making decisions based on All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group ballots
         and DAN Stats for nominated players.

         Past Presidents and Nominating
         CHAIR:                                                                       Denney Crabaugh, Oklahoma City
         Members:                                                                     NAIA past presidents
         This committee serves in an advisory capacity and is responsible for selection of the Rawlings-NAIA National Coach of the Year (along with the
         NAIA-BCA officers). This committee also presents to the NAIA-BCA membership a slate of candidates for office at the biennial election in January;
         and serves as consultants in nominating candidates for the NAIA Hall of Fame.

         Ratings
         CHAIR:                                                                          Boyd Pitkin, Briar Cliff (Iowa) University
         Members:                                                                        As determined by each Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group.
                                                                                         Note: Only raters may serve on this committee. See Appendix B for
                                                                                         complete contact information.
                                                                                         Terry McKaig, Cal-Pac/Cascade/A.I.I.
                                                                                          John Verhoeven, Golden State Athletic
                                                                                         Andy Bernatow, Great Plains Athletic
                                                                                         Joe Reed, Kansas Collegiate
                                                                                         Nick Harlan, Midlands Collegiate Athletic
                                                                                         Clay Biggs, American Midwest
                                                                                         Kevin Kocks, Heart of America Athletic
                                                                                         Brett Monaghan, Midwest Collegiate
                                                                                         Mike Jeffcoat, Red River Athletic Conference
                                                                                         Nathan Blackwood, Sooner Athletic
                                                                                         Matt Griffin, Southern States Athletic
                                                                                         Rich Benjamin, Chicagoland Collegiate
                                                                                         Chad Newhard, Mid-Central Collegiate
                                                                                         Greg Haeger, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic
                                                                                         Loren Torres, Amer.ME/GCAC/KIAC
                                                                                         Ted Tom, Mid-South
                                                                                         Kevin Hite, TranSouth Athletic
                                                                                         Bart Osborne, Appalachian Athletic
                                                                                         Doug Wollenburg, The Sun
                                                                                         Mike Lee, Association of Independents (A.I.I.)
         In addition to serving as national raters, this committee also evaluates ratings procedures on an annual basis and makes recommendations for
         changes.

         2011-12 National Ratings Oversight Committee
         Members:                                                                      Boyd Pitkin, Briar Cliff (Iowa)
                                                                                       Monte Brooks, The Master’s (Calif.)
                                                                                       Rusty Hollingsworth, NAC-RR liaison

         Rules
         CHAIR:                                                                        Jim Boeve, Hastings (Neb.)
         Members:                                                                      Bryan Aughney, UT-Brownsville
                                                                                       Mark Brew, Lee (Tenn.)
                                                                                       Jeremy Geidel, Concordia (Neb.)
                                                                                       Scott Berry, Mayville State (N.D.)
                                                                                       Kyle Gould, Taylor (Ind.)
                                                                                       Bobby Halford, William Carey (Miss.)
                                                                                       Randy Stegall, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
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                                                                                       Brian Wede, Northwestern (Iowa)
                                                                                       Beauford Sanders, Campbellsville (Ky.)
                                                                                        Kip McWilliams, Indiana Tech
                                                                                       Jeff McKay, Corban (Ore.)
                                                                                       Jorge Perez, St. Thomas (Fla.)
                                                                                       Ted Tom, Shawnee State (Ohio)
                                                                                       Jonathan Burton, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
         Charged with the responsibility of bringing to the attention of the NAIA-BCA membership possible concerns that directly affect the playing rules of
         NAIA Baseball.

         Tournament Procedures
         CHAIR:                                                                         Lou Yacinich, Grand View (Iowa)
         Members:                                                                       Kyle Gould, Taylor (Ind.)
                                                                                        Tim Mead, Walsh (Ohio)
                                                                                        Scott Berry, Mayville State (N.D.)
                                                                                        Randy Stegall, Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
                                                                                        Brian Wede, Northwestern (Iowa)
                                                                                        Kip McWilliams, Indiana Tech
                                                                                        Bobby Halford, William Carey (Miss.)
                                                                                        Lou Yacinich, Grand View (Iowa)
                                                                                        Brad Niethammer, Webber Int’l (Fla.)
                                                                                        Brad Bass, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
                                                                                        Mark Brew, Lee (Tenn.)
                                                                                        Nathan Blackwood, Lubbock Christian (Texas)
                                                                                        Jim Boeve, Hastings (Neb.)
                                                                                        John Kolasinski, Siena Heights (Mich.)
                                                                                        John Katrosh, Williams Baptist (Ark.)
                                                                                        Mike Grahovac, Concordia (Calif.)
         Annually review procedures being followed in affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated national qualifying tournaments; and national tournaments
         (including opening round). First candidates called upon to serve as NAIA opening round site supervisors.

         Avista-NAIA World Series Tournament Committee
         CHAIR:                                                                   Lou Yacinich, Grand View (Iowa)
         Members:                                                                 Scott Dulin, Fisher (Mass.)
                                                                                  Boyd Pitkin, Briar Cliff (Iowa)
                                                                                  Ted Tom, Shawnee State (Ohio)
                                                                                  2 NAIA-ABCA Volunteer Coaches (TBA)
         Charged with overseeing the administration of the annual AVISTA-NAIA World Series. Additionally, potential site supervisors at NAIA National
         Championship Opening Round Tournaments.

         NAIA-BCA Historian                                                                 Scott Berry, Mayville State (N.D.)




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Appendix E — Leadership Responibilities
CONFERENCE/A.I.I./UNAFFILIATED GROUP BASEBALL CHAIR
              1. Reports to the NAIA National Office on how their respective conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group representative to the AVISTA-NAIA World
                 Series will be determined.
              2. Serves as tournament director for their respective national qualifying tournament, the winner of which advances to the NAIA National
                 Championship Opening Round. If his team will participate in such a tournament, he is responsible for finding a qualified replacement as
                 tournament director.
              3. Makes sure the official baseball rules (MLB) with NAIA-BCA modifications (Appendix F) are used and enforced for their respective national
                 qualifying tournament.
              4. Guarantees that the administration of the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament adheres with the general policies, rules and
                 regulations outlined in the NAIA Baseball Coaches Handbook.
              5. Coordinates the selection of the All-Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group team and makes sure that a copy of the team is forwarded to the
                 NAIA National Office on or before the posted deadline.
              6. As coordinator of a Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group tournament, arbitrates all decisions outside the jurisdiction of the game umpires in
                 dealing with players and coaches.
              7. Guarantees that there is a protest committee of at least three qualified persons in place at their respective national qualifying tournament
                 games.
              8. Informs NAIA national office of potential national tournament (opening round and final site) umpires within conference/group.
              9. Notifies the NAIA National Office of the winner of their respective national qualifying tournament.

NAIA SITE SUPERVISOR - ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
        The NAIA site supervisor is a representative of the NAIA-BCA responsible for the supervision of the participating teams, game umpires,
        game and field preparation. It is recommended that the site supervisor (whenever possible) have previous experience as a games
        committee member at the AVISTA-NAIA World Series. See below for listing of responsibilities:
              1. Conduct pre-tournament administrative meeting with specified personnel from local host committee and all participating coaches on
                  Monday, May 11.
              2. Double check itineraries for traveling teams from time of arrival to time of departure from tournament.
              3. Confirm arrangements for housing for traveling teams.
              4. Confirm practice schedules and sites for traveling teams with coaches and local contact.
              5. Confirm local transportation (if needed) for traveling teams.
              6. Confer with the host institution/conference/CVB coordinator and host media coordinator and prepare schedules for participating head
                  coaches and their players, if necessary, with the news media.
              7. Attend Monday practice sessions of all participating teams at tournament venue to go over all details.
              8. The NAIA site supervisor will be stationed in a designated area throughout the tournament.
              9. The NAIA site supervisor will provide assistance (as necessary) to the participating coaches to ensure the best possible conditions for all
                  teams before, during and after the games/tournament.
              10. Meet and brief umpires upon their arrival at the venue and verify venue ground rules. Reviews umpire assignment/evaluation process with
                  the umpire-in-chief for the entire tournament.
              11. Confirm dressing and shower facilities for umpiring crew at the venue. Notify umpires if these facilities are not available or inadequate so
                  other arrangements can be made.
              12. Secure roster of umpires from the host institution conference commissioner/assignor. Conduct pre-tournament meeting with umpires to
                  review expense reimbursement, game fees, standards and expectations as applicable. The host institution/conference/CVB coordinator will
                  issue checks to umpire crew prior to the tournament whenever possible.
              13. Conduct a complete facility walkthrough to ensure facility is compliant with all NAIA-BCA championship specifications, including, but not
                  limited to:
                      a. Check scoreboard for proper operation the day before the tournament.
                      b. Check public address system for proper operation. Confirm PA announcers are prepared with copies of team rosters, sponsorship
                          announcements and Champions of Character scripts.
                      c. Confirm National anthem(s), US/Canadian flags displayed and scripted in opening ceremonies.
                      d. Conduct facility walkthrough with the umpire crew and cover all ground rules.
                      e. Check playing area to eliminate any safety hazards that might exist.

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                     f. Check locker room facilities at venue. Should include adequate lockers, showers, towels and taping facilities. If any of the facilities
                        are inadequate, notify the coaches of all teams prior to start of the tournament.
                     g. Confirm appropriate signage is displayed in accordance with NAIA marketing and sponsorship agreements (checklist to be provided
                        by NAIA national office)
                     h. Confirm with host institution/conference/CVB coordinator that trained scorekeepers, ball crew, grounds crew and press box staff will
                        are assigned for the entire tournament.
                     i. Check condition of lighting system and confirm on-site field tarp.
              14. Completes a post-event evaluation form and send to the NAIA Baseball Sport Manager within one week after the national championship
                  opening round tournament.

AVISTA-NAIA WORLD SERIES TOURNAMENT GAMES COMMITTEE
              1. Supervises the competing teams upon arrival, prepares informational material, coordinates practice sessions, conducts coaches' geetings
                  and generally is available to answer questions and assist with local arrangements.
              2. Conducts daily meeting with remaining teams in the tournament and outlines procedures for the day. Rules on any issues that arise
                  throughout the Avista-NAIA World Series.
              3. Assist the NAIA World Series Umpire Supervisor in coordinating game assignments and umpire evaluations.
              4. Select the NAIA All-America (and NAIA-Rawlings Gold Glove) teams.
              5. Maintains tournament baseballs.
              6. Supervises housing of participants and assists in implementing team check-in and check-out procedures.
              7. Arbitrates all decisions outside the jurisdiction of the game umpires in dealing with players and coaches.
              8. Conducts post-tournament awards ceremonies.
              9. Available to assist NAIA baseball championship manager and tournament director in all matters relative to event operation and
                  management.
              10. The responsibilities of the championship games committee are broken down as follows:

       President
        Available to assist the NAIA baseball administrator and Tournament director in all matters relative to making the event function as
        smoothly as possible. Tournament Committee Chair. Conducts all meetings with coaches and oversees awards and awards ceremonies.

       First Vice President
        Primary liaison between the Games Committee and the NAIA Umpire Supervisor. Assists the Umpire Supervisor with umpire meetings,
        game assignments and evaluations. Discusses rules questions with umpires and coaches. Chair of All-America team selection and
        maintains game ball supply throughout the Series.

        Second Vice President
        Determines home and away for all games and informs coaches of game starting times. Supervises field operations with host/grounds
        crew. Verifies tournament procedures and reviews pre-game itinerary with coaches.

        Secretary
        Conducts infield and outfield warm-up timing and assists with scheduling practice sessions. Conducts team hotel check-in and check-out;
        and assists Second Vice President with field operations.

        Volunteer Coach No. #1
        All-America Selection Committee member. Assists first and second vice-presidents in all phases/assignments. Organizes NAIA-ABCA
        youth baseball.

        Volunteer Coach No. #2
        All-America Selection Committee member. Assists second vice president and secretary in all phases/assignments. Gives coaches game
        ball and line-up cards. Gives P.A. Announcer name pronunciation and starting line-ups. Oversees dugout conditions/needs. Assists
        NAIA-ABCA Volunteer Coach #1 in organizing the NAIA-ABCA baseball clinic.




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Appendix F — Rule Modifications
           New in 2011-12 – NAIA baseball will follow NCAA Baseball Playing Rules with approved NAIA modifications. The modifications listed below are the
           only current modifications to the NCAA Baseball Rules that will be in effect for the 2011-12 baseball season. Any future modifications to the NCAA
           Rules must be passed by the NAIA Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA) and approved by the NAIA National Administrative Council (NAC).

NCAA RULE 5-5 – NAIA RE-ENTRY RULE MODIFICATION
       Any of the starting players, with the exception of the pitcher and the designated hitter, may withdraw from the game and re-enter once, provided such
       players occupy the same batting position whenever they re-enter the lineup. Starting pitchers and designated hitters who change positions later in the
       same game are NOT eligible to re-enter; because their original starting position was either pitcher or designated hitter. A defensive substitution cannot
       be made unless the team wanting to make the substitution is playing defense at the time.

NCAA RULE 5-5 – NAIA COURTESY RUNNER RULE MODIFICATION
       Teams have the option to use a courtesy runner for the pitcher/designated hitter or catcher at any time. For speed-up purposes, it is recommended
       that the courtesy runner be used with two men out in all games. The courtesy runner, although never officially in the game, will be credited with the
       following:
               A. Run scored
               B. Stolen base
               C. Caught stealing
       The courtesy runner rule does not apply to a pinch-hitter for the catcher unless the catcher has been re-entered. However, it is permissible to re-enter
       a catcher for his pinch-hitter and subsequently use the courtesy runner. A team may not use the same runner for the pitcher/designated hitter and
       catcher in the same inning. The courtesy runner may not be removed from a base to become a pinch hitter. A player removed from the game may not
       be used as a courtesy runner. Should the courtesy runner pinch hit, pinch run or enter the game at any position, he will no longer be eligible to be a
       courtesy runner.

NCAA RULE 5-8.A – NAIA 7-INNING GAME OPTION
       Teams may adopt a rule providing that one or both games shall be seven (7) innings in length. In such games, any of these rules applying to the ninth
       inning shall apply to the seventh inning. The 9-inning rule may be waived and shortened to 7 innings prior to the game if both coaches agree to the
       waiver. If both coaches do not agree, the 9-inning rule will be in effect. This applies to regular season games only.

CURRENT MODIFICATION (MLB RULE 6.08) FOR INTENTIONAL WALK – NOT LISTED IN NCAA RULES
       On an intentional walk, the batter is waved to first base (no pitches to be thrown).
       A batter must be on deck when his turn at bat comes around.

NCAA RULE 9-4 – NUMBER OF TRIPS TO THE MOUND – MLB RULE IN EFFECT
       The following rule pertains to the visit of the manager or coach to the pitcher:
               a. This rule limits the number of trips a manager or coach may make to any one pitcher in any one inning:
               b. A second trip to the same pitcher in the same inning will cause this pitcher’s automatic removal;
               c. The manager or coach is prohibited from making a second visit to the mound while the same batter is at bat, but
               d. If a pinch-hitter is substituted for this batter, the manager or coach may make a second visit to the mound, but must remove the pitcher.
       A manager or coach is considered to have concluded his visit to the mound when he leaves the 18-foot circle surrounding the pitcher’s rubber.

       If the manager or coach goes to the catcher or infielder and that player then goes to the mound or the pitcher comes to him at this position before
       there is an intervening play (a pitch or other play) that will be the same as the manager or coach going to the mound. Any attempt to evade or
       circumvent this rule by the manager or coach going to the catcher or an infielder and then that player going to the mound to confer with the pitcher
       shall constitute a trip to the mound. If the coach goes to the mound and removes a pitcher and then the manager goes to the mound to talk with the
       new pitcher, that will constitute one trip to that new pitcher that inning. In a case where a manager has made his first trip to the mound and then returns
       the second time to the mound in the same inning with the same pitcher in the game and the same batter at bat, after being warned by the umpire that
       he cannot return to the mound, the manager shall be removed from the game and the pitcher required to pitch to the batter until he is retired or gets on
       base. After the batter is retired, or becomes a base runner, then this pitcher must be removed from the game. The manager should be notified that his
       pitcher will be removed from the game after he pitches to one hitter, so he can have a substitute pitcher warmed up. The substitute pitcher will be
       allowed eight preparatory pitches or more if in the umpire’s judgment circumstances justify.


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Appendix G — Qualification Plan
       Follow the link below to access the 2011-12 NAIA Baseball Qualification Plan…

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Appendix H — All-America Selection Procedures
ALL-CONFERENCE/A.I.I./UNAFFILIATED GROUP HONORS
              1. Each conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group is entitled to conduct balloting for an all-conf./A.I.I./unaffiliated group team consisting of 17 players
                 (five infielders - first base, second base, shortstop, third base, extra infielder, four outfielders, two catchers, four pitchers one relief pitcher
                 and a designated hitter).
              2. Members of an all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group team are then eligible for consideration on the NAIA All-American team at the
                 positions noted in #1 above.
              3. Whatever position a player is listed at on the all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group team, he must remain at that position on the All-America
                 teams. The only exception is that of the fifth infielder.
              4. For anyone to be nominated as the Designated Hitter (DH) at the conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group and All American level, that individual
                 must appear in 50% of his games as the DH.
              5. To be named a relief pitcher, at least 50% of the pitcher’s appearances must be in relief.
              6. To be eligible for consideration to the all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group teams, a player's DAN statistics must be received at the
                 tournament site prior to the selection process.
              7. The all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group teams must be chosen before the end of the first day of their respective tournaments.
              8. Once chosen, the all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group team must be sent via e-mail (or fax) to the NAIA National Office no later than the
                 second day of the conference tournament
              9. Each affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group MUST submit an all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group form and rate each player using
                 the following criteria: A – Definite All-America candidate (1st or 2nd team); B – Honorable Mention All-America candidate; C – All-
                 Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated group player.

DAN STATISTICS
              1. DAN statistics should be compiled using regular-season statistics only for all-conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group team selection purposes.
                 However, it is necessary to update a player's DAN statistics after conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group tournament games for All-America
                 team selection.
              2. The NAIA national office will coordinate the compilation of updated DAN stats (through Daktronics) and provide those statistics to the NAIA
                 Baseball All-America team selection committee.

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
              1. Each conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group shall choose a Player of the Year. This player must be one of the 17 all-
                 conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group team members.
              2. New for 2011-12 – The Conference Player of the Year MUST be the highest-rated player (top vote recipient) on the All-Conference/Group
                 team form.
              3. Only those players chosen as conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group Players of the Year are eligible to be selected as the National Player of
                 the Year.

       Submit NAIA All-America team nomination form to:

       Scott McClure – smcclure@naia.org
       NAIA Manager of Championship Sport – Baseball
       1200 Grand Blvd.
       Kansas City, Missouri 64106
       Phone – 816-595-8112
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Appendix I — Robert E. Smith Achievement Award
Criteria and Selection Process
CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION
       The Robert E. Smith Achievement Award will be presented to an individual who:
             1.) Has given of oneself in an unselfish manner to the promotion of NAIA baseball.
             2.) Has distinguished oneself in baseball as a coach or administrator.

SELECTION PROCESS
       Selection of recipients for the Robert E. Smith Achievement Award will be based on the following:
              1.) An official nomination form must be completed and submitted to the NAIA National Office and be accompanied by five (5) letters of
                  recommendation by September 1 for consideration for selection and presentation at the upcoming year's NAIA-Baseball Coaches
                  Association Awards Luncheon.
              2.) Selection of recipients will be made by the NAIA-BCA officers no later than October 1.
              3.) Recipients will be notified by October 15 about formal presentation of the award at the NAIA-BCA Awards Luncheon in conjunction with the
                  annual American Baseball Coaches Association convention in January.
              4.) This award is not necessarily an annual award but rather will be presented as the merits of individual nominees dictate.

Past Recipients (and current recipient)
       1999       Robert E. Smith, Greenville IL                                2006     Jamie White, Avista-NAIA World Series, Lewiston, ID
       2000       Paul Merkel, Whitworth WA                                     2007     Elmer Kosub, St. Mary’s TX
       2001       Gordon Gillespie, Lewis IL                                    2008     Al Meyer, Mayville State ND
       2002       Carroll Land, Point Loma Nazarene CA                          2009     Dave Altopp, Lee University TN
       2003       Bill Arce, Claremont-Mudd CA                                  2010     Scott Berry, Mayville State ND
       2004       Hank Burbridge, Spring Arbor MI                               2011     Denny Grubb, Avista-NAIA World Series, Lewiston, ID




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ROBERT E. SMITH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATION FORM
       Nominee:
       Address:                                                                 City:                              State:                  Zip:
       Home Phone:                                                              Office Phone:


       Please describe the Nominee’s affiliation with NAIA Baseball:


       Why should this nominee be considered for the Robert E. Smith Achievement Award?


       What specific contributions has this nominee made to the promotion of NAIA baseball?



       Submitted By:
       Address:                                                                 City:                              State:                  Zip:
       Home Phone:                                                              Office Phone:

       Please include five (5) letters of recommendation with nomination form. Deadline for nominations is September 1 (for consideration the following
       year). All nomination information should be submitted to the NAIA National Office.




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Appendix J — Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Awards
Criteria and Selection Process
       The Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Team and Individual Awards are selected annually at the Avista-NAIA World Series. The individual
       award will be given to a player on one of the participating teams in the Avista-NAIA World Series and the team award will be selected from one of the
       ten participating teams. Players must be nominated by their institution prior to the tournament (see accompanying form).

CRITERIA:
       Award winners will be selected based upon their documented display of exemplary character and sportsmanship on the field, on campus, and in the
       community. Specifically, fulfillment of the “Core Character Values” of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship will be
       taken into consideration.

SELECTION PROCESS:
       The All-America selection committee will select both the individual and team winner of the Hank Burbridge Champions of Character Award during the
       NAIA World Series. Individuals and teams must be nominated by May 18, 2012.

       Nomination materials are to be sent (faxed and/or mailed) to NAIA Baseball Sport Manager Scott McClure (smcclure@naia.org) on or before the
       deadline date. Nominating institutions are encouraged to use the NAIA Champions of Character documents found on the NAIA website as a resource.

PAST RECIPIENTS
       Year       Player                                                                    Team
       2004       Eddie Ortega, Cumberland University TN                                    Point Loma Nazarene University CA
       2005       Josh Underhill, Cumberland University TN                                  Embry-Riddle University FL
       2006       Johnny Yiu, University of British Columbia CAN                            Loyola University LA
       2007       Michael Crabtree, Houston Baptist University TX                           Spring Arbor University MI
       2008       Chris Maloney, Embry-Riddle University FL                                 Lewis-Clark State College ID
       2009       Nathan Quesenberry – Campbellsville University KY                         Lubbock Christian University TX
       2010       Robert Post, Cumberland University TN                                     Cumberland University TN
       2011       Andrew Brouillette, LSU Shreveport                                        Concordia University CA




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HANK BURBRIDGE CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER PLAYER AWARD
NOMINATION FORM
       NOMINEE:
       HOMETOWN:                                                                                                                 STATE:
       INSTITUTION:                                                                              CLASS STANDING:

       In the spaces below, describe how the nominee exhibits each of the five core character values of the NAIA’s “Champions of Character” initiative.
       Please give specific and detailed examples. Attach additional materials if necessary.

       RESPECT:


       RESPONSIBILITY:


       INTEGRITY:


       SERVANT LEADERSHIP:


       SPORTSMANSHIP:



       Nomination submitted by:
       Position:
       Work Phone:                                                                  Home Phone:




       Signature – Campus Character Representative Date

       CCR Work Phone:                                                             CCR Cell Phone:

       Submit completed form on or before May 18, 2012 to:

       Scott McClure – smcclure@naia.org
       NAIA Baseball Sport Manager
       1200 Grand Blvd.
       Kansas City, Missouri 64106
       Phone – 816-595-8112
       FAX – 816-595-8200




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HANK BURBRIDGE CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER TEAM AWARD
NOMINATION FORM
       TEAM:
       CITY:                                                                             STATE:                            ZIP:

       In the spaces below, describe how the team exhibits each of the five core character values of the NAIA’s “Champions of Character” initiative. Please
       give specific and detailed examples. Attach additional materials if necessary.

       RESPECT:


       RESPONSIBILITY:


       INTEGRITY:


       SERVANT LEADERSHIP:


       SPORTSMANSHIP:




       Nomination submitted by:
       Position:
       Work Phone:                                                                 Home Phone:




       Signature – Campus Character Representative Date

       CCR Work Phone:                                                             CCR Cell Phone:

       Submit completed form on or before May 18, 2012 to:

       Scott McClure – smcclure@naia.org
       NAIA Baseball Sport Manager
       1200 Grand Blvd.
       Kansas City, Missouri 64106
       Phone – 816-595-8112
       FAX – 816-595-8200




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Appendix K — National Championship Umpire Nomination Form
       (please type)

       Name:
       Address:                                                          City:                                 State:               Zip:
       E-mail Address:
       Telephone (Home):                                                               Telephone (Work):


       Number of Years Officiating College Baseball:
       Conference or other Officiating Chapter Member:


       Major Postseason Events Previously Worked:


       Key References (Supervisor of Umpires, Conference Commissioner, etc.):
       Name                                    Title                                   Home Phone                        Work Phone
       Name                                    Title                                   Home Phone                        Work Phone

       IMPORTANT! PLEASE ATTACH THE FOLLOWING:
            1. Letter of application from the prospective official indicating desire to work the NAIA Baseball World Series.
            2. Personal resume’ highlighting officiating career to date.
            3. Officiating schedule from the previous two seasons including regular season and postseason assignments. Schedules should include
               dates, opponents, site and partner(s) for each contest.
            4. Officiating schedule for 2012-13. Schedule should include dates, opponents, site and partner(s) for each contest.
            5. Minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation to include the NAIA Affiliated Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Commissioner,
               Supervisor of Umpires, and one other.



                                                       supports the above official for the NAIA Baseball Championship.
       (NAIA Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group)


       Official was nominated by                                                from
                                     (coach)                                            (College/University)




       Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Commissioner Signature                                                       Date


       Conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated Group Assignor Signature                                                           Date




       Complete this nomination form, attach appropriate support material and mail to the address below, postmarked no later than September 1, 2012 to:
       Larry Lady-NAIA Supervisor of Baseball Umpires
       15221 Midland Drive
       Shawnee Mission, KS 66217.




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Appendix L — NAIA-BCA Constitution and Bylaws
CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE I - NAME
       The name of this association shall be the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Baseball Coaches Association (NAIA-BCA).

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
       Section 1     NAIA-BCA is an allied, sectional activity area of the NAIA parent organization and is charged with the responsibility of initiating
       programs beneficial to the game of baseball and to the NAIA member coaches of this sport. The activities of this section shall be in accordance with
       the aim and objectives of the NAIA and under the guidance of the NAIA National Administrative Council (NAC).

       Section 2      The NAIA-BCA shall submit to the NAIA National Administrative Council for approval all recommendations, plans and practices.

ARTICLE III - AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
       Section 1       To initiate, conduct and supervise programs utilizing the guidance of the NAIA National Administrative Council; which will promote
       interest in baseball programs on national and conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group levels.

ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
       Section 1      Active membership shall consist of baseball coaches who are current members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
       and are actively engaged in coaching baseball at an NAIA institution.

       Section 2      For purposes of voting by members, each active member institution in good standing is entitled to one vote.

ARTICLE V - OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
       Section 1     The officers of this Association shall be elected for a one-year term at the annual meeting from the active membership of the
       Association as follows: president, first vice president, second vice president and secretary. Such elected officers shall be from institutions which are in
       good standing in the NAIA.

       Section 2     There shall be an Executive Committee of the NAIA-BCA, which is composed of 26 members: the NAIA-BCA officers, current
       conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group chairs, the NAIA-BCA immediate past president and the appointed liaison from the NAIA National Administrative
       Council.

ARTICLE VI - MEETINGS
       Section 1      The annual business meeting shall be held in conjunction with the ABCA Convention.

ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS
       Section 1      This constitution may be amended if presented to the membership by mail no later than three weeks prior to the annual meeting and 50
       percent of the membership votes with 51 percent majority.

BYLAWS
ARTICLE I - NOMINATIONS
       Section 1  The Nominating Committee shall be composed of four members which will include the past president, the president and two (2) active
       NAIA-BCA members, who are not current Association officers. This committee will be chaired by the past president.

       Section 2      The committee shall nominate one candidate for each office. Other nominations may be made from the floor.

ARTICLE II - ELECTION OF OFFICERS
       Section 1      Election of officers shall be by acclamation or ballot. The candidate who shall receive the highest number of votes for an office shall be
       declared elected.

       Section 2      Any vacancy occurring in an office shall be filled for the unexpired term by the NAIA-BCA Executive Committee.


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ARTICLE III - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
       Section 1       The president shall preside at all meetings of the Association and supervise the working of the Association. He is the executive officer
       of all appointed and standing committees.

       Section 2      The first vice president, in the absence or disability of the president, shall perform the duties of the president.

       Section 3     The second vice president shall work directly with the affiliated conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group chairmen. He assumes the
       leadership designated to the president or first vice president in the event neither are available to assume their designated duties.

       Section 4     The secretary shall give notice of the annual convention and meeting of the Executive Committee and shall make an annual report,
       supervise correspondence, maintain the roster and keep a permanent record of the proceedings of all meetings.

ARTICLE IV - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
       Section 1      The committee shall meet immediately preceding and following the annual convention and at any other time at the direction of the
       president.

       Section 2      Seven members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE V - COMMITTEES
       Section 1    The president of NAIA-BCA is empowered to appoint standing and special committees which will assist in programs designed to
       improve and advance the aims and objectives of the Association.

ARTICLE VI - ORDER OF BUSINESS
                      1.         Roll Call
                      2.         Reading and Approval of Minutes
                      3.         Report of Officers
                      4.         Report of Executive Committee
                      5.         Report of Committees
                      6.         Unfinished Business
                      7.         New Business
                      8.         Election of Officers
                      9.         Adjournment

ARTICLE VII
       Section 1    These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of those present and voting, provided said amendment has
       been approved by the Executive Committee.




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Appendix M — 2011 NAIA-BCA Annual Business Meeting Minutes
       Nashville, Tennessee
       January 6, 2011

              1. Call to Order at 6:30
              2. Presentation of Louisville Slugger Awards by Scott Berry
              3. Welcome (and BBCOR bat presentation) from Rawlings representatives
              4. Welcome and Intros by Kirk Kelly (NAIA-BCA President – Oklahoma Wesleyan)
              5. Approval of 2010 meeting minutes – Passed
              6. ABCA Report – John Kolasinski – Encouraged coaches to attend the NAIA and ABCA Hall of Fame banquets. Early estimates are that
                 Nashville will be the highest attended conference to date.
              7. National Office Report – Scott McClure – Covered dates for the following Bid for opening rounds, first rating, final rating, opening round
                 dates, all conference teams and 2011 All American team and Gold Glove team. Ejection form must be filled out by umpire and AD of the
                 player ejected. Eligibility Center has 8,000 enrolled in the process to date National letter of intent will be voted on at NAIA National
                 Convention. Post season rosters must be done on line.
              8. Action Items:
                     a. All American Awards Committee – No Action Items
                     b. Scholar Athlete
           Motion – to change the name of the committee to Awards Committee and aid in the voting process for Region coach of the year awards, All-
           Americans, Buffalo Funds 5-star champion of character award.
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 81-0
           NAC Vote – Denied
           NAC Rationale – Scholar-Athlete Committee no longer in existence. Recommend the NAIA-BCA to bring new motion (and new committee) to them
           next year.
                      c. Ratings
           Motion – To have a Final Ranking after the World Series: This will give more exposure for NAIA Baseball, Honors players in your program, gives a
           team who had a strong post-season to finish in the top 25
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 81-0
           NAC Vote – Denied. Upon denying the specific sport motion, the NAC approved a post-championship rating in all NAIA sports with the stipulation
           that the national champion in each sport MUST be the #1-rated team in the final (post-championship) rating.
                      d. Rules
           Motion – To stay with the current MLB rules with the NAIA modifications: We are familiar with the current rules
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 74-4
           NAC Vote – Denied


           Motion – To implement the following NAIA modifications to the NCAA rulebook.
           Rule 3.03 (re-entry)
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 66-7
           NAC Vote – Approved


           Rule 3.06 (courtesy runner)
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 70-7-1
           NAC Vote – Approved


           Rule 4.10 (allow for 3 way games during 7 inning games)
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 69-3-1
           NAC Vote – Approved


           Rule 6.08 (Intentional Walk)
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 61-17
           NAC Vote – Approved
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           To keep our Major League Visit rule in regards trips to the mound
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 74-6
           NAC Vote - Approved

                      e. Tournament Procedures
           Motion – Have the World Series start the Friday before Memorial day, the opening round of the national tournament start 2 weeks prior to the World
           Series and have the Conference tournaments completed by midnight Saturday prior to the opening round.
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 74-0-1
           NAC Vote – Denied


           Motion – If there are two teams left in the World Series without a bye that the highest seeded team gets the bye.
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 72-4
           NAC Vote – Approved


           Motion – The nine hosts for the opening round sites be selected by April 15 and in the event that bid is from a school, that school is guaranteed a
           berth in the 45 team field
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 56-23-1
           NAC Vote – Approved

                      f. Past Presidents
           Motion – 2011-12 slate of officers with Ted Tom as the next officer
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 74-0-1
              9. Old Business – No Old Business
              10. New Business
           Motion – To have the rules committee to look at a start and end date for the regular season
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 61-11-2
           NAC Vote – No vote (coaches’ associations have the authority to create committees)


           Motion – To have Tournament Procedures Committee look at having one umpire from each conference with a team in the opening round of 45 work
           that opening round site
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Denied 30-41-1


           Motion – To remove “must have lights” from the wording to host an opening round site
           NAIA-BCA Vote – Approved 64-8
           NAC Vote – Denied

              11. Announcements
                     a. Looking for potential officer candidates and for volunteers to serve on the World Series Committee. We also are looking for
                        candidates to work the opening round sites.
              12. Motion to adjourn – Approved at 8:08




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Appendix N — 2012 NAIA-BCA Annual Business Meeting Minutes
       Anaheim, California
       January 5, 2012

(Will be added to manual following the NAIA-BCA business meeting in Anaheim)




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Appendix O — Recommendations for National Qualifying Tournament Hosts
The following recommendations for serving as a host site for a national qualifying (conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group) baseball tournaments was developed
by a subcommittee of the NAIA-BCA Tournament Procedures Committee. The recommendations are based on conversations with various NAIA coaches as
well as from the responses received by a survey sent by the subcommittee in February 1993 to NAIA baseball coaches. The survey asked coaches to rank
key aspects in the order of importance as they related to region tournament competition. More than 100 coaches responded to the survey. Please note that
the following items are RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY and should not be construed as being required items for a site serving as a host for region tournament
play. The Council of Athletics Administrators approved a proposal from the NAIA-BCA in 2006 that requires all regional tournament host sites to have lights
and/or a tarp. In 2008, the CAA (based on recommendations from the Direct Qualification Task Force) mandated that all NAIA World Series Opening Round
hosts MUST have both lights and a tarp.

I.     FIELD LIGHTS
       If a 6-8 team national qualifying tournament is played, then lights should be available. Recommended lighting standards should be set at 100 Foot-
       Candles for the infield and 70 Foot-Candles for the outfield. The uniformity for maximum to minimum is 2.5 to 1 or less (standards taken from the
       Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (www.iesna.org).

II. FIELD DIMENSIONS
       (Because of the atmospheric conditions in the different parts of the country, the following are recommended):

              A. If the outfield fences are eight feet or lower, then the minimum distance should be 320 feet down the lines and 390 feet to center field.

              B. If the outfield fences are higher than eight feet, then the minimum distances should be 300 feet down the lines and 370 feet to center field.

III. OTHER CRITERIA
       (It is recommended that each host conference/A.I.I./unaffiliated group baseball chair review the tournament sites prior to tournament bids being
       accepted to make sure of the quality and quantity of the following aspects):

              A. Good playing surface and tournament grounds crew, including drying compounds and tarps;

              B. Equal bullpen mounds and adequate hitting areas for batting practice;

              C. A back-up facility within 25 miles;

              D. A scoreboard, speaker system, concessions, restrooms, seating for a minimum of 850, a controlled gate, press facilities, adequate parking
                 and security; and

              E. Hotels, motels and restaurants within a reasonable distance.




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Appendix P — NAIA Substance Abuse Program
       The NAIA is dedicated to promoting and preserving the integrity of athletics for the benefit and welfare of student-athletes. Consistent with that goal,
       the NAIA is concerned about and resolved to support definitive actions designed to assist student-athletes striving to cope with escalating substance
       abuse problems in our society. These substance abuses center on drugs, alcohol, tobacco and smokeless tobacco.

       Substance abuse is a major societal problem which demands the attention of all segments of society, in particular the education community. The
       magnitude of the problem compels this Association to accept the responsibility to provide leadership in educating student-athletes who may be using
       or may be under pressure to use these substances.

       While maintaining institutional autonomy and individual institutional control, the NAIA is committed to establishing and monitoring requirements which
       will have a positive impact upon the substance abuse problem as it relates to athletics and, more specifically, to student-athletes. Through this
       national policy on substance abuse the NAIA desires to communicate a concise message to student-athletes and to other concerned segments of
       society. The NAIA is committed to facing the issue of substance abuse among student-athletes in a positive, forceful, and straightforward manner.
       We are determined to bring all available educational resources to bear upon the issue in a caring, yet definitive mode. Therefore, member institutions
       will be required to undertake the following actions:

              A. Each institution will develop a philosophy statement which expresses the institution's position on substance abuse as it relates to student-
                 athletes, describes the institution's substance abuse education program and delineates the institution's program for evaluating the
                 effectiveness of the education program. Student-athletes should receive a copy of the philosophy statement prior to signing a letter of
                 intent or prior to participation for those not contracted before enrolled. An official copy of this document must be on file in the NAIA National
                 Office.
              B. Each institution will establish a substance abuse education program requiring active involvement of all participating athletes. Institutional
                 programs should be coordinated by the health services department or the counseling department and should utilize all available resources,
                 both on and off campus.
              C. Each institution will institute an evaluation program for student-athlete participation and the expectations of the college or university for each
                 athlete's standard of behavior.
              D. Each institution will develop a statement of philosophy on student-athlete participation and the expectations of the college or university for
                 each athlete's standard of behavior.
              E. Each institution will file an annual report describing results of the substance abuse education and evaluation program prior to September 1
                 each fall. Official institutional reports will be confidential. The official report form will be prepared by the NAIA National Office staff in
                 cooperation with the Athletics Trainers Association.
              F. The NAIA National Office staff shall review institution reports and, in cooperation with the Athletics Trainers Association, prepare a
                 comprehensive annual report and make recommendations for consideration by the Council of Presidents and the Council of Athletics
                 Administrators.
              G. Institutions shall have their intercollegiate athletics programs declared ineligible for postseason competition until a statement of philosophy
                 and the NAIA Substance Abuse Certification of Compliance form are on file with the NAIA National Office.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY ON POSTSEASON COMPETITION
       Any NAIA student suspended for substance abuse by a national or international sports governing body, or by any amateur sports governing body, shall
       not be allowed to participate in any NAIA-approved postseason competition during the imposed period of suspension.

ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS
       The use of alcohol, tobacco or tobacco products is not permitted by participants, coaches, cheerleaders, trainers, game administrators, or officials in
       the playing areas during all NAIA regular season and national tournament competition and practices for such competition. The institution’s coaching
       staff, event games committee, administrator or host site coordinator (as applicable) shall enforce this policy through the following steps.

              A. On the first offense, the individual(s) shall receive an official warning.
              B. A second offense will cause expulsion from the game, tournament or event.




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Appendix Q — Opening Round Bracket


No. 4 Seed
         Game #1 – Thurs.        Game 1 Winner

No. 5 Seed                                Game #3 – Thurs.

                                                                  Game 3 Winner

                                 No. 1 Seed

                                                                                Game #5 – Fri.

                                                                                                 Game 5 Winner
                                 No. 2 Seed

                                          Game #2 – Thurs.

                                                                  Game 2 Winner                                             Game #8 – Sat.
                                                                                                                                               Game 8 Winner
                                 No. 3 Seed                                                                                                    or CHAMPION


                                                                                                                                               CHAMPION

                                 Game 1 Loser                                                                                                         Game #9 – Mon.

                                                                                                 Game 5 Loser                                             (if necessary)
                                              Game #4 – Fri.

                                                                  Game 4 Winner                        Game #7 – Sat.

                                                                                                                        Game 7 Winner          Game 8 Loser
                                 Game 2 Loser                                   Game #6 – Fri.

                                                                                                 Game 6 Winner

                                                                  Game 3 Loser
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Appendix R-1 — Avista-NAIA World Series Bracket Information
              1. The AVISTA-NAIA World Series is a seeded tournament. Seeds will not be adjusted (reseeded) between the AVISTA-World Series
                   Opening Round tournaments and the 10-team final site event. The host will be placed according to their seed (as determined by the 46-
                   team seeding rating).
              2. Pairings may be adjusted after Game 12 to match teams in the losers’ bracket who have not previously met. After Game 15, pairings for the
                   four remaining teams will be determined by the Games Committee. Two teams from the losers’ bracket will play and the team from the
                   winners’ bracket will be matched against a team from the losers’ bracket whom they have not played previously in the tournament. These
                   two games will be played on Wednesday, May 30.
              3. If the team from the winners’ bracket loses on Wednesday, there will be three teams remaining with a loss. The following order of criteria
                   will be used to determine a bye for one of the three remaining teams.
                        a. If the team that was in the winner’s bracket last (Team A) has not received a bye in the tournament, Team A will receive the bye and
                           Team B and Team C (loser’s bracket teams) will play each other.
                        b. If Team A and Team B have previously received byes, then Team C will receive the bye; and Team A will play Team B.
                        c. If Team A and Team C have previously received byes, then Team B will receive the bye; and Team A will play Team C.
                        d. If all three teams have received /not received a bye, then Team A will receive the bye.
                        e. If Team A has received a bye and Team B and Team C have NOT received a bye, then the team (B or C) that remained undefeated
                           longest in the tournament will receive the bye. If both Team B and Team C both lost in the same round, then the highest-remaining
                           seed will receive the bye.
              4. If the team from the winners’ bracket wins on Wednesday, there will be two teams remaining and the championship game will be played on
                   Thursday, May 31.
              5. A second championship game, if needed, will be played Friday, June 1.
              6. If needed, it may be necessary for a team to play two games in one day in order to complete the tournament.




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