The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has released its final 2017 NCAA Division III Top-25 national poll and Luther College is ranked No. 12. Luther has now been ranked in the NFCA Top-25 national poll for 53 consecutive weeks and 113 of the last 116 weeks.
The NFCA Division III Top-25 poll is selected by eight NCAA Division III head coaches representing the eight NCAA regions.
Luther wrapped up the 2017 schedule with an overall record of 41-5. The Norse won their third consecutive Iowa Conference regular season championship and had seven players named to the all-conference team. Six players were also named all-Midwest Region and three were named NFCA All-Americans.
In the final national statistics, Luther was ranked fourth in the NCAA III in batting average (.366), sixth for slugging percentage (.527), seventh for both ERA (1.39) and runs per game (7.2) and eighth for fielding percentage (.974).