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UHV softball headed to NAIA National Championships

The University of Houston-Victoria softball team earned its second trip to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Softball National Championships set for May 17-23 at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in Gulf Shores, Ala.

The Jaguars (39-8) earned one of the eight at-large berths and will be making their first appearance at the tournament since 2009.

Pool play assignments and schedule will be announced on Wednesday.

The current field is comprised of 23 automatics qualifiers based on their conference / independent / unaffiliated group tournaments, eight at-large selections, which were determined using the final Top 25 ratings released today and the host berth, Mobile.

The Jaguars finished ranked No. 11 in the final softball coaches’ poll, dropping from No. 9.

The National Championships open May 17 with pool play beginning at 9 a.m. There are eight pools of four teams apiece competing through May 19 for the best record. The eight winners from each pool then meet in double-elimination bracket play, which starts May 21 at 10 a.m.

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