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Arizona Softball Picked to Finish First by Pac-10 Coaches
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 17, 2001
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Tucson, Ariz. - Arizona Softball is picked to finish first in the Pacific-10 Conference by the league's coaches, announced Tuesday. Arizona shares the preseason honors with UCLA.

Arizona received 46 points including 4 first place votes.

The Wildcats ended last season 59-9 overall and 16-4 in the Pac-10. They finished second in the conference and tied for third in the College World Series.

The 2001 season begins with the Lead Off luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at noon, to be followed by media day at 3 p.m. at Hillenbrand Stadium.

Arizona will face the Alumni in the annual game on Saturday, Jan.27 at 3 p.m.

2001 Pac-10 Softball Coaches' Poll
Team			Pts.
1. Arizona (4)		46
   UCLA (4)		46
3. Arizona State	34
4. Washington	        27
5. Stanford		25
6. California		20
7. Oregon State	        17
8. Oregon		9