Red Raiders Receive Votes in Final Top 25 Polls
The Red Raiders ended the season receiving votes for the third-straight year under Shanon Hays.
June 12, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech softball program received votes in both of the major collegiate softball polls Tuesday as the Red Raiders wrapped the season among the top 30 teams in the country.
Behind the program's second-straight 40-win season, the Red Raiders picked up 35 votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll to finish just four votes shy of the top 25 spots in 26th place.
Tech received 16 votes in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) rankings to finish tied for 28th with Northwestern. The Red Raiders had been previously ranked as high as No. 21 prior to the NCAA Washington Regional.
This is the third-straight year and fifth time in school history that the Red Raiders have ended a season receiving votes in one of the two major polls. Tech finished with its highest ranking to complete a season since the 1998 and 1999 campaigns when the Red Raiders were No. 24 overall.
The Red Raiders concluded the year 41-17 overall after making their third-straight postseason trip at the NCAA Washington Regional. Tech also posted a 13-10 mark during Big 12 play, marking the program's first conference winning record since the 2001 season.