The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that 668 student-athletes from 175 programs have received 2017 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades.
After fighting through the double-elimination bracket to get back to the NISC Region 5 championship game, Georgia State fell 3-2 to top-seeded Kennesaw State, ending Georgia State's season with a 36-25 record.
Ivie Drake and Megan Litumbe hit back-to-back home runs Wednesday, but the Panthers fell to Kennesaw State 5-3 in the NISC Region 5 semifinals. GSU will play either WKU or Alabama State Thursday at 10 a.m.
Making its first postseason appearance since 2011, Georgia State won their opening game as hosts of the NISC Region 5 bracket. Megan Litumbe homered twice as the Panthers defeated UT Martin 6-5 Tuesday night at the Bob Heck Softball Complex.
Georgia State is one of six regional hosts for the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championships, officials announced Sunday. Five teams, including the Panthers, will compete Tuesday through Thursday at the Heck Softball Complex for a spot in the NISC Finals.
The Georgia State Department of Athletics shattered all previous records with a 3.30 grade-point average for the spring semester and 227 student-athletes earning academic honors.
Third-seeded Georgia State (34-23) was eliminated from the Sun Belt Conference Championships Thursday evening after losses to No. 2 seed Texas State and No. 5 seed UT Arlington.
Third-seeded Georgia State (34-21) defeated No. 7 seed ULM 5-2 Wednesday evening at the Sun Belt Conference Championships. The Panthers advance to the quarterfinals and will face No. 2 seed Texas State Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Five Panthers were named to the 2017 All-Sun Belt teams, the Sun Belt announced Tuesday.
Ivie Drake was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week Monday after leading GSU to a series sweep over rival Georgia Southern.
Georgia State's softball team will face the winner of ULM and Georgia Southern Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET at the 2017 SBC Tournament in Troy, Ala.
Georgia State (33-21, 18-9 SBC) swept rival Georgia Southern with a pair of five-inning run-rules Saturday to close out the regular season. The Panthers scored in eight of the 10 innings during the doubleheader and held GS to just one run on five hits.