Auburn Softball Team Earns First National Ranking

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Auburn Softball Team Earns First National Ranking

March 17, 2004

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AUBURN - Off to the best start in school history, the Auburn softball team has finally gained some national recognition as the Tigers have earned their first national ranking in the program's history.

Auburn, which is 21-3 overall and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference, is ranked No. 25 this week in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. The ranking comes after four weeks of receiving votes.

"This is a great achievement for our program," said head coach Tina Deese, who has been at Auburn since the program's inception in 1997. "I am so excited for our players, especially the juniors and seniors who have been here to build the program to this point."

The Tigers are currently riding a nine-game win streak, which is the longest in school history, and have allowed just one run in their last eight games.

"We felt coming into the season that this team had a chance to do some things that nobody else has at Auburn," Deese said. "We hope that this is the first of those accomplishments."

Auburn will return to action on Saturday when it hosts Ole Miss in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. at Jane B. Moore Field. Admission is free.