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Eagles Receive Votes in the Ultimate College Softball Top 25
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU softball team received 17 votes in this week's Ultimate College Softball Top 25 that was announced on Tuesday.

This is the third time this season that the Eagles have earned a vote in a Division 1 national poll. "The national notoriety that we’ve received is huge for FGCU and is greatly appreciated," said Head Coach Dave Deiros. "Our team is playing very well right now, but we must continue to do our job as we grind through the rest of our conference schedule."

FGCU has a 40-8 overall record, including winning 38 of their last 43 games. Senior Carmen Paez (Belle Glade, Fla.) has been featured in Sports Illustrated and named A-Sun Player of the Week twice this season while senior Rachael Edinger (Lakeland, Fla.) and freshman Morgan Campen (Rougemont, N.C.) have each earned an A-Sun Pitcher of the Week award.

Carmen Paez and Cheyenne Jenks (Naples, Fla.) are leading the Eagles offense, batting .410 and .390, respectively. Carmen Paez is currently leading the nation in homeruns (18 HRs).

The Eagles will head to Miami, Fla. to face FIU on Wednesday, Apr. 2 before hosting a pair of A-Sun foes for double-header action this weekend. FGCU and Kennesaw State will battle on Friday, Apr. 4 and on Sunday, Apr. 6 the Eagles will face the Mercer Bears.

Ultimate College Softball Top 25

1. Arizona State (10) 39-2
2. Alabama 31-3
3. Florida (4) 40-2
4. UCLA (1) 31-3
5. Michigan 29-3
6. Texas A&M 34-6
7. Houston 30-4
8. Arizona 25-9
9. Stanford 32-5
10. Fresno State 32-5
11. Oklahoma 30-8
12. LSU 29-7
13. Tennessee 31-7
14. North Carolina 30-6-1
15. Long Beach State 27-9
16. Northwestern 17-9
17. Georgia 35-8
18. Hawai'i 28-11
19. San Diego State 27-10
20. DePaul 20-10
21. Ohio State 23-8
22. Washington 22-10-1
23. Virginia Tech 25-10
24. Mississippi State 30-11
25. Louisiana-Lafayette 21-10

 

Dropped Out: Baylor (No. 20)

Others Receiving Votes: California 32-13 (33), Auburn 30-9 (29), Florida Gulf Coast 40-8 (17) , Missouri 31-10 (12), Baylor 18-12 (10), Kansas 25-8 (8), Maryland 23-9 (5), South Florida 27-12 (2), Texas State 23-11 (2), Illinois 17-17 (2)

*The UCS Top 25 is voted on by selected collegiate coaches and UCS posters.*