NCAA to announce tennis & softball bids on Monday

Monday, May 9, 2016

TYLER – The UT Tyler tennis and softball programs await Monday’s announcements from the NCAA on where and who they will play in next week’s regional tournaments. Click here for SOFTBALL SELECTION SHOW

UT Tyler’s men’s and women’s tennis programs have earned automatic qualification to the NCAA Division III tournament with American Southwest Conference Championship titles, while the softball program (39-4) will need an at-large bid from the NCAA after finishing as ASC Championship runner-ups to East Texas Baptist. The Patriots have been the top-ranked team the region throughout the season and in the nation until dropping to No. 3 in the NFCA rankings after falling at the ASC tournament.

The tennis announcements will come in the form of a press release from the NCAA at 11 a.m. (ETA) on Monday while the NCAA DIII Softball Selection Show is scheduled to go on at 12 p.m. on The softball program has made the NCAA tournament eight straight seasons, including finishing as the national runner-ups last season.