|The 2009 season was the 13th year of Georgia Softball. Over the course of those 13 seasons, the Bulldog softball teams have amassed a 567-291 record, two Southeastern Conference championships, eight NCAA Regional appearances, three NCAA Super Regional appearances and one Women's College World Series appearance. |
Individually over those 13 seasons, Georgia players and coaches have earned several honors and awards:
1 Easton Sports, Inc., Team of the Year honor
13 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America honors
10 Easton All-America honors
1 ESPN.com All-America honor
1 National Strength Coaches Association All-America honor
2 Women's College World Series All-Tournament selections
7 NCAA Regional All-Tournament selections
26 All-Southeast Region honors
38 All-SEC honors (18 – First Team, 12 – Second Team, 7 Freshman Team, 1 Defensive Team)
10 SEC All-Tournament selections
19 SEC Player of the Week selections
21 SEC Pitcher of the Week selections
3 SEC Freshman of the Week selections
1 SEC Player of the Year honor
2 SEC Pitcher of the Year honors
2 SEC Coach of the Year honors
1 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Top 10 Finalist
2 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week selections
2 NFCA Collegiate Player of the Week honor
1 USA Softball National Team Selection Camp
1 USA Softball Japan Cup Team selection
3 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors
7 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors
74 SEC Academic Honor Roll honors
13 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll honors
6 SEC Community Service Team selections
The 2009 season also marked the sixth season in which the Bulldog softball team has played in its multi-million dollar stadium. The facility holds close to 1,400 fans and has been chosen to host three NCAA Regionals and one NCAA Super Regional since its inception in 2004.
Both the Georgia and visiting team dugout are connected via tunnel to locker rooms. The Bulldogs’ locker room has all facilities located in it — an athletic training room, players’ lounge and locker room, showers, and the coaches’ offices and locker room. On the first base side, the visiting team has its locker room and showers along with the umpires’ locker room.
A state-of-the-art press box was built as well. The press box has suites for radio, television, and for both Georgia and the visiting team’s athletic director.
The stadium is finished with an awning covering the upper section. Georgia’s stadium ranks among the nations best and will continue to be an attractive site for NCAA postseason play for years to come.
In home games since 2004, the Bulldogs are 172-35 overall, 64-23 against SEC opponents, 10-4 in NCAA Regional play and 2-0 in NCAA Super Regional action.
**Text Last Updated June 2009**