Sun Mar 12
3:00 PM
Denison
at Chapman
in Orange, Calif.
Sun Mar 12
5:00 PM
Denison
at Chapman
in Orange, Calif.
Mon Mar 13
3:00 PM
Denison
at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Mon Mar 13
5:00 PM
Denison
at Pomona-Pitzer
in Claremont, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
4:00 PM
Denison
at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Tue Mar 14
6:00 PM
Denison
at Whittier
in Whittier, Calif.
Wed Mar 15
3:00 PM
Denison
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
in Claremont, Calif.
Wed Mar 15
5:00 PM
Denison
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
in Claremont, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
3:00 PM
Denison
at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Fri Mar 17
5:00 PM
Denison
at Cal Lutheran
in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Tue Mar 21
3:30 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Mar 21
5:30 PM
Muskingum
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
4:00 PM
Denison
at Mount St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Thu Mar 23
6:00 PM
Denison
at Mount St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sat Mar 25
1:00 PM
Defiance
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 25
3:00 PM
Defiance
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
3:30 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Wed Mar 29
5:30 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 01
3:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 03
3:30 PM
Denison
at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Mon Apr 03
5:30 PM
Denison
at Thomas More
in Crestview Hills, Ky.
Wed Apr 05
3:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Apr 05
5:30 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
1:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
3:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
1:00 PM
Marietta
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Apr 09
3:00 PM
Marietta
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
3:30 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Tue Apr 11
5:30 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Apr 15
1:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 15
3:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Mon Apr 17
3:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Mon Apr 17
5:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
1:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
3:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Tue Apr 25
4:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Tue Apr 25
6:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 29
1:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Apr 29
3:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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DU tabbed as NCAC preseason favorite

Kelsey Hager and the Big Red are the preseason favorites in the NCAC.
Kelsey Hager and the Big Red are the preseason favorites in the NCAC.

After claiming the program's sixth North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championship last spring, the Denison softball team has been selected as the preseason favorite to win the 2013 NCAC title.

The Big Red claimed five of the eight first-place votes and finished with 73 points.  Allegheny College was voted as the preseason runner-up with 66 points and three first-place votes.  DePauw followed in third with 61 points and Hiram checked in fourth with 50 points.  Ohio Wesleyan, who was picked fifth, received the remaining first-place vote and finished with 48 points.

Denison returns four of its top six hitters from last season as well as its entire pitching staff. Junior Meghan Edwards leads all Big Red returners after hitting .310 with three home runs, eight doubles, 24 runs scored and 28 RBI in 2012.

Juniors Kelsey Hager and Rebecca Dyer will head up the Big Red's pitching rotation.  The duo combined for 231.1 innings pitched a year ago.  Hager posted a 3.02 ERA and a record of 12-10 while Dyer finished with a 7-5 record and a 1.97 ERA.  Hager was a second-team All-NCAC selection in 2012 and Dyer earned honorable mention.

Head Coach Tiffany Ozbun returns for her sixth season leading the DU softball program.  The two-time NCAC Coach of the Year has guided the Big Red to 137 wins, three conference championships and three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.

Denison will open its season on Sunday (March 10) versus Cornell College in Clermont, Fla.  They will play eight games in Florida before returning to Granville for their home opener on March 20 against Muskingum.