Eagles Move Up to No. 19 in Ultimate College Softball Poll
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University softball team is ranked 19th in the nation in the latest Ultimate College Softball poll. The poll was released late Monday night (April 13).

The Eagles (40-6) have moved up two spots in the poll after being ranked 21st in last week’s poll, which was the program’s fifth-ever Division I ranking. The FGCU softball team recently finished 3-1 last weekend after facing both Mercer and Kennesaw State in double header action. The Eagles have now won 32 of their last 34 games.

The FGCU softball team also received 16 votes in this week's ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll the Amateur Softball Association announced on Tuesday.

This is the sixth time that the Eagles have earned votes in the ESPN.com national poll.

Senior Cheyenne Jenks (Naples, Fla.) leads the team with a .476 batting average. Jenks also has 21 home runs, 65 RBI, and a 1.056 slugging percentage. Cat McDaniel (Melbourne, Fla.) continues to anchor the FGCU pitching staff with her 18-0 record. McDaniel has an ERA of 2.00 and has pitched 13 complete games, including five shutouts.

The Eagles, who lead the A-Sun in every offensive category, return to the field on April 15 when they host the Golden Panthers of FIU for a doubleheader. The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.