Jan. 25, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Bruins were selected fourth by the Pac-12 coaches in the league's preseason poll, which was announced on Wednesday. UCLA received 40 points.
Arizona State garnered the top spot with six first-place votes and 61 points. California was second with two first-place nods and 58 points, while Arizona ranked third with one first-place vote and 48 points. Following UCLA was Stanford (5th, 38 pts.), Washington (6th, 30), Oregon (7th, 26), Oregon State (8th, 14) and Pac-12 newcomer Utah (9th, 9).
In addition, it was announced that the Bruins will be featured as the Pac-12 Softball Game of the Week on Friday, May 4 when they host Arizona at Easton Stadium at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on a tape-delay basis by Fox Sports Net.
The Bruins open the 2012 regular season on Thursday, Feb. 9 against Kentucky at 6 p.m. at Easton Stadium.