Softball Picked to Finish Eighth
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Nashville --- The Tennessee State University softball team was picked to finish eighth in the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference race.


Reigning OVC champion Jacksonville State was predicted to repeat as OVC champs while Tennessee Tech was picked to finish second.


Last season, Tennessee State tallied an 8-19 OVC record, good for a ninth place finish in the league. The Tigers returned 10 players from last season and added six newcomers to the squad.

TSU will officially kick off the 2009 season at Alabama A&M on Saturday, Feb.14.




(as voted on by the league's head softball coaches)

School Points

1. Jacksonville State (8 first-place votes) 64

2. Tennessee Tech (1 first-place vote) 52

3. Morehead State 48

4. Eastern Kentucky 46

5. Eastern Illinois 37

6. UT Martin 29

7. Southeast Missouri 23

8. Tennessee State 14

9. Austin Peay 10

(Teams awarded 8 points for a first-place vote, 7 for second, etc.)