Softball Sweeps Preseason Awards
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs softball team threw its first perfect game of the season â€" in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason coachesâ€TM poll.
The Mountain Lions took all nine possible first-place votes in the poll, which was released by the RMAC late Thursday night. Since teams do not vote for themselves, Regis got the remaining first-place vote cast by CU-Colorado Springs coach Scott Peterson.
The Mountain Lions also swept the individual awards. All-American catcher Crystal Krebs was a unanimous choice as the RMAC preseason player of the year, while Brenna Pool was named the preseason pitcher of the year. Krebs and Pool were the player and pitcher of the year for the 2004 season.
Regis, which lost to CU-Colorado Springs in the 2004 RMAC championship game, finished second in the polling with 19 points. Mesa State was third with 25 points.
Coaches ranked the teams 1-though-9 and points were assigned commensurate with the rankings.
2005 RMAC SOFTBALL PRESEASON POLL
No. School (1st place votes) - Pts
1. CU-Colorado Springs (9) - 9
2. Regis (1) - 19
3. Mesa State - 25
4. Nebraska-Kearney - 36
5. Fort Hays State - 46
6. Colorado State-Pueblo - 55.5
7. Colorado Mines - 58
7. New Mexico Highlands - 58
9. Fort Lewis - 67
10. Adams State - 76.5
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