Some odds and ends:
- The Charlotte 49ers baseball team will begin the 2008 season among other teams receiving votes in the Collegiate Baseball poll, which was released this week. Last season, Charlotte was ranked in five different polls, finishing 19th in both the Ping! Baseball poll and the Perfect Game CrossChecker poll. The 49ers finished tied for 23rd in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll and were 29th in the final Collegiate Baseball poll of the season. The 49ers reached the finals of the Columbia Regional in the NCAA tournament this past season, winning a pair of games over N.C. State -- Charlotte's first postseason wins in program history. The 49ers were eventually eliminated by regional champion South Carolina.
- Three members of Charlotte's Atlantic 10 champion women's soccer team earned All-Southeast region honors from Soccer Buzz. Senior midfielder Lindsey Ozimek, the A-10's midfielder of the year, earned second team All-Southeast Region honors. Freshmen Whitney Bryant and Sam Huecker earned Southeast Region all-freshman honors. Ozimek, a 2004 Soccer Buzz Freshmen All-American, has earned Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region honors in each of her four seasons at Charlotte.