Dogs Dancing for 30th Time!
May 15, 2011
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State softball team - the nation's only program to qualify for all 30 NCAA Tournaments - will face the Big 12's Nebraska on Friday at 3 p.m. Pacific in the Stanford Regional.
"We are very excited and did a lot of things right this year," head coach Margie Wright said. "I think it is a great group of four teams and there will be some great battles this weekend."
Stanford, the top seed in the regional and ranked No. 15 nationally, will host fourth-seeded Pacific in Friday's nightcap at 6 p.m.
"We're glad to be close to home and there will be some great competition," senior Caitlin Stiglich said.
All games will be played at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. starting Friday and running through the regional championship on Sunday afternoon.
Fresno State last played in the Stanford Regional during the 2007 postseason.
Fresno State has appeared in 12 of 30 NCAA Women's College World Series. The Bulldogs won the 1998 national championship, finished as the national runner-up four times (1990, '89, '88 and '82), third three times (1997, '92, and '91) and tied for fifth four times (1999, '94, '87 and '84).
In 2011, Fresno State (34-17) earned six top 25 wins, a 5-1 record against 2010 Women's College World Series participants and a series of strong showings against the nation's top competition.
Fresno State's All-Time Records Vs. Stanford Regional Opponents
2011 NCAA DIVISION I SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
* Indicates host institution
Tempe Regional - May 20-22 at Tempe, Arizona
No. 1 seed Arizona St.* (50-6) vs. North Dakota St. (30-25)
San Diego St. (32-19) vs. Long Beach St. (37-16)
College Station Regional - May 20-22 at College Station, Texas
Norman Regional - May 20-22 at Norman, Oklahoma
Tucson Regional - May 20-22 at Tucson, Arizona
Columbia Regional - May 20-22 at Columbia, Missouri
Seattle Regional - May 19-21 at Seattle, Washington
University Park Regional - May 20-22 at University Park, Pennsylvania
Gainesville Regional - May 20-22 at Gainesville, Florida
Austin Regional - May 20-22 at Austin, Texas
Knoxville Regional - May 20-22 at Knoxville, Tennessee
College Park Regional - May 20-22 at College Park, Maryland
Athens Regional - May 20-22 at Athens, Georgia
Louisville Regional - May 20-22 at Louisville, Kentucky
Ann Arbor Regional - May 20-22 at Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stanford Regional - May 20-22 at Stanford, California
Tuscaloosa Regional - May 20-22 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama
"We Are You Team!" - Fresno State will head to its NCAA record 30th postseason tournament May 20-22 for the Stanford Regional. You can always stay connected with Fresno State Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@FSAthletics).