The NCAA announced on Sunday night that the University of Georgia is one of 16 regional host sites for the 2011 NCAA Division I Softball Championships. The DAWGS are the number one seed in the Athens Regional and the sixth-overall national seed.
Georgia head coach Lu Harris-Champer has built A DAMN BEAST!!! of a softball program in Athens. For the tenth consecutive year, and for the tenth time in school history, Georgia will be making a NCAA postseason appearance. That is quite a feat. From the head coach’s bio at www.georgiadogs.com:
Prior to Harris-Champer's arrival in Athens, the Georgia softball program produced just a 115-123 record with no Southeastern Conference championships or NCAA appearances. Under the direction of Harris-Champer, the Bulldog softball team has compiled a 502-181 overall record with nine-straight NCAA tournament appearances and two SEC championships, establishing Georgia as one of the elite programs in the country.
If that’s not impressive enough, check out Coach Harris-Champer’s full BIO when you get a chance.
Under Harris-Champer, the Bulldogs are 36-18 overall in NCAA postseason play, and advanced to the Women's College World Series final four in 2009 and 2010. Those are pretty strong numbers regardless of how many outfielders you play with.
You can read more about the NCAA Division I Softball Championships HERE.
Best of luck in the postseason ladies and GATA!!!