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  • VSU_CBU softball3.jpg Albritton, Altman named NFCA All-Americans

    The Valdosta State softball team was well-represented at the NCAA Division II National Championship Banquet on Wednesday night in Salem, Va., as both Courtney Albritton and Shelby Altman were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association first and second team All-Americans, respectively. Additionally, Albritton was presented the 2014 Elite 89 Award for the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament, an award presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.

    May 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • VSU_Fran.jpg Back for more

    Valdosta State's Courtney Albritton, April Collins, Brianna Hancock and Fran Johnson all making third to national tournament with one championship already.

    May 21, 2014 2 Photos 1 Story

  • VSU_King.jpg King has bounced back from injuries to fill role for VSU

    Valdosta State senior Karson King enjoying run to national tournament despite season-ending injury for second straight year

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • VSU celebration.jpg VSU begins national championship hunt against Wayne State

    Blazers depart town today for national tournament, which begins Thursday

    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • VSU claims South Super Regional with win over UAH

    The day started off on a sour note in Huntsville, Ala. for the Valdosta State softball team with a five inning, 9-1 loss to the Chargers of Alabama-Huntsville in game one of a double header in the NCAA South Super Regional on Saturday. But the Blazers turned the tables in the second game of the day and rode a strong pitching effort by sophomore Caitlyn Calhoun to prevail in a 6-3 win, which earned the Blazers their third consecutive trip to the NCAA National Tournament.

    May 18, 2014

  • Blazers one win away from nationals

    Valdosta State holds off rival Alabama-Huntsville 9-8 to win first game of South Super Regional

    May 17, 2014

  • 140322-VSU_CBUsoftball021.jpg On the road again

    Valdosta State will have to take a different road to a third straight trip to the NCAA Division II national tournament. Quite literally.

    May 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • player_21 Dominique Wheeler.jpg Two more Blazers get NFL shot

    After a trio of former Valdosta State players signed free agent deals over the weekend, two additional Blazers have now received their chance at chasing National Football League dreams.
    This week, Jeremy Grable and Dominique Wheeler were invited to tryouts with the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars, respectively.

    May 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Matthew Fears.png Valdosta State has three named to all-South Region team

    For the second straight year, Bryant Hayman was named to the All-South Region team. And for the second straight year, Valdosta State had a first-team member.

    May 15, 2014 3 Photos

  • Bottom of the order lifts Blazers past host Spartans

    Double from Morgan Butler puts Valdosta State in front for good in 5-2 win against Tampa at South Region tournament

    May 11, 2014

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