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CSUMB to host first regional NCAA tourney in school history
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By Matt de Nesnera - email

 

SEASIDE, Calif. -- California State University Monterey Bay reached a major milestone Monday when its softball team earned the right to play in a regional tournament on home turf for the first time in school history.

The Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB) softball team is a standout at the young school, boasting a 45-12 record on the year and heading into the NCAA Division II regional tournament as the number two seed in the west.

"It's a wonderful accomplishment for the team," said coach Andrea Kenney. "It's beyond our wildest dreams to finish 45-12 and host an NCAA regional.  For about the last month, that's been our goal to host a regional and we're very, very excited."

Center fielder Jamie Moon said the team made the tournament her freshman and sophomore year, and playing host for her senior year is especially sweet.

"We'll have fans like crazy, all our students are going to be here," she said.  "We're really excited."

The Otter Athletics program has cultivated strong sports teams, including men's golf, which brought home the school's first national championship last year.

Classes began in August 1995 at CSUMB on the former Fort Ord, an Army base that was the launching point for countless military careers.  Now, college students occupy the space in the shadow of the historic Army buildings – and continue to add to the next chapter in its legacy.

Be sure to check back for a complete tournament schedule.

 

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