Mississippi Valley State University

July 23, 2014

University News

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL TEAM ON THE WAY TO NCAA TOURNAMENT

May 13, 2013

After winning the 2013 SWAC Tournament title over the weekend, the Mississippi Valley State University softball team will play in the NCAA Tournament, May 17-19 in Mobile, Alabama.

As the NCAA Softball Selection Show aired on ESPNU, the SWAC champions were elated to learn that they will travel this week to play in the regional hosted by No. 13 South Alabama in Mobile. Other teams competing in the regional include Mississippi State and Florida State.

The Devilettes will begin the tournament on Friday against USA at 6 p.m. CST and will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.

It will mark the eighth time MVSU has played in the NCAA Tournament. The Devilettes hold a 3-16 record in the tournament, with wins against Missouri and Cornell in 2004 and Chattanooga in 2009.

The Devilettes earned a spot in the tournament following five straight victories in last week’s SWAC Tournament in Decatur, Ala. MVSU defeated Alabama State, 11-3, Saturday to win its eighth tournament title in the last 10 years.