After falling to Tennessee in extra innings in the SEC Softball Tournament championship game, the Georgia Bulldogs had to wait nearly 24 hours to learn their postseason fate. It was announced moments ago that the Red and Black softball squad will be headed to the NCAA Tournament as a six seed, opening the regional round in Athens against the Georgia St. Panthers on May 20.
2011 will mark the occasion of the Bulldogs’ tenth NCAA Softball Tournament appearance since the program’s inception in 1997. Georgia is 36-18 all-time in the national softball tourney.
The Red and Black are making their tenth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, in pursuit of a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Super Regionals and a third visit in a row to Oklahoma City. In last year’s Women’s College World Series, Georgia defeated division rival Florida to advance to the semifinals, where the Bulldogs fell to eventual national champion UCLA.