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Reno, Nev. For the first time in school history, the University of Nevada softball team is nationally ranked. The Wolf Pack made its debut in the national Top 25 polls on Tuesday, coming in at No. 25 in two of the rankings.
“I am thrilled for our players to get this kind of recognition, which they very much deserve,” Nevada coach Michelle Gardner said. “They have put in the work and we are seeing it pay off. Now we need to keep the focus on playing one game at a time and working hard.”
In the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25, Nevada entered the rankings at No. 25. That is the same spot that Nevada holds in the Ultimate College Softball Top 25. In the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25, Nevada narrowly missed the rankings, coming in at a tie for 26th with Massachusetts.
Nevada is 29-14 overall and 7-2 in the Western Athletic Conference. The Wolf Pack has beaten five other ranked opponents this season, including a series win (two-of-three) at Fresno State over the weekend. The Bulldogs are ranked 12th in all three polls.
The Wolf Pack is off this week and will return to action on April 19 when nationally ranked WAC foe Hawai`i comes to Christina M. Hixson Softball Park for a three-game series.