SOFTBALL RANKED NO. 18/19 IN FINAL POLLS
June 10, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa softball team is ranked No. 18/19 in the final national Top 25 polls, capping its record-setting 2014 season with the highest final national rankings in program history.
The Golden Hurricane appears at No. 18 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 and No. 19 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll. TU last ended a season with a top-25 ranking in 2011 when it finished 24th in the NFCA poll.
The Hurricane was ranked No. 18 in both polls on May 13, just before the start of the NCAA postseason. TU climbed as high as No. 15 in the USA Softball poll and No. 17 in the NFCA poll, both on April 8.
Tulsa posted a 53-9 record, won its fifth Conference USA regular season championship, its fourth C-USA tournament title, and made its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance. The Hurricane played within one win of advancing to the Super Regionals, and set 19 team single season school records. The list of records includes: wins, fewest losses, batting average (.325), runs (368), hits (553), RBI (333), home runs (59), slugging percentage (.504), on-base percentage (.404), pitching strikeouts (479) and opponent batting average (.183).
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