When you have something good to talk about, then talk about it. My college, the University of Arizona in Tucson, gives one many reasons for having a little pride not the least of which is the amazing accomplishments of the Women's Softball team.
Arizona has won eight NCAA national championships, second only to fellow conference member UCLA. Speaking of conference, the PAC 12 continues to be the dominate conference with an incredible five teams in the top 11 tournament rankings.
Besides Arizona as the number two national seed, other PAC 12 seeds include Oregon No. 3, UCLA No. 5, Washington No.6, and Utah No. 11. All are hosts teams for the first rounds. Arizona won the conference championship against the best competition in the nation.
In the trivia column the Wildcats will be playing in their 31st consecutive NCAA championship, more than any other school in history. Arizona coach Mike Candrea, the most successful softball coach in Arizona history, was a graduate of Arizona's bitter instate rival the ASU Sub Devils.
Two Arizona players out of ten nationwide are nominated for the most prestigious award in women's softball, the NCAA Player of the Year.
Katiyana Mauga broke the career home run record for the Wildcats.
Danielle O'Toole, star pitcher led the nation in wins the past two seasons.
Add to that freshman Jessie Harper winning other honors and you have one celebrated bunch.
Here is what SB Nation had to say about the Cats.
NCAA Softball Tournament bracket: Arizona hosts New Mexico State, St. Francis (PA), and South Carolina
The road to OKC goes through Tucson
by May 14, 2017, 7:35pm PDT
This wasn’t a question heading into Sunday night since Arizona had clinched an auto-bid with its first Pac-12 title since 2007, but the question really was would they be a national seed and be guaranteed to stay in Tucson the first two weekends?
Well, they are a national seed — No. 2 to be exact — and will have the opportunity to host a Super Regional for the first time since 2011 assuming they can get through the first weekend.
The No. 2 national seed is the highest
The Wildcats, who have a 48-7 overall record this year (18-6 Pac-12), will welcome New Mexico State, St. Francis (PA), and South Carolina to Tucson this coming weekend.
The Regional round is a four-team, double elimination pool.
will play NMSU first, and then progress from there throughout the weekend. The
first game for U of A will begin at approximately 6:30 PM PT and will be
broadcast on ESPNU. Arizona
The Super Regional round is still a best-of-three format, but will take place over three days instead of the customary two days in the softball tournament.
In other Pac-12 news,