Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs And Lady Techsters

Maria Winn - Ratliff was unveiled Monday as the new head coach of the Louisiana Tech University Bulldog softball team. Mark Montgomery is leaving Texas A & M to become an assistant coach, while Louisiana Tech is a softball coach, including Big 12 foe Baylor. Maria is a proven winner and fits in perfectly with our program, "McClelland said.

Mailman led Louisiana Tech to a national top-10 finish in 1984-85, when the Bulldogs posted a 29-3 record, including two national championships and one appearance in a national championship game. After the Bulldogs' 1999 victory over Alabama, Tech is currently the only school without an AQ to have defeated an SEC champion in the BCS era.

Louisiana Tech is the third-best team in SEC East Conference history with a 3-1 winning percentage, behind Tennessee (2-2) and Alabama (1-3). Louisiana Tech's, with a 5-year-old winning percentage index (PPI) of .500 or better, ranked third among all SEC schools with an AQ of 1.0, while Tennessee was just 0.5 percentage points behind them in its last three games.

Louisiana Tech is a perfect 36-0 all-time in NCAA tournament games at TAC and has won three national championships. The Tech Women's Basketball Team Competited in the NCAA Division I tournament, which has been won three times in its history and has brought three national championships. Louisiana Tech competes in all three divisions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and is currently fighting for its third consecutive national championship. Tech has won three consecutive championships, the Bulldogs' longest winning streak in school history and the second longest in college football history.

Louisiana Tech, Connecticut, Tennessee and Texas are the only women's basketball programs to have won at least 1,000 games in each of their first three seasons.

Louisiana Tech has produced nine well-known Olympians, five of whom were basketball players, four athletics players, one baseball player and one whose basketball player was five. The Lady Techsters basketball program has a record of more than 1,000 wins in each of the first three seasons and has the second-highest overall winning rate in NCAA women's basketball history, behind only the University of Texas.

The Bulldog and Lady Techster basketball teams play home games at the Thomas Assembly Center. Louisiana Tech University is also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the American Athletic Conference (AAAC). The team also plays its home game at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Thomas and Assembly Centers. In addition to NCAA-sanctioned sports such as basketball, football, baseball, men's and women's football, and baseball and softball, Louisiana Tech also sponsors a number of NCAA-sanctioned athletics programs in other sports.

In 2008, the ballpark became home to the University of Louisiana basketball teams and Lafayette men's and women's basketball teams. The venue is the former Thomas Assembly Center, which houses the university's football, basketball and softball teams as well as Lafayette High School's football and basketball programs.

In the years after the Bulldog's death, Tech needed a mascot and began making plans for the formation of its first football team, but needed another mascot. Sonja Hogg, who was named Lady because she thought the school's Bulldog mascot was too masculine, is in the UConn era and is seeking a third consecutive title.

The Louisiana Tech Tennis Complex was named the opening game at the new facility with a sweep of Grambling State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Lady Techsters defeated LSU, 72-60, in their first game since the christening of Memorial Gym and recovered from a 20-point deficit to recover for a 71-68 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on January 14, 2009, the day after their baptism. This season, Louisiana State Fire Marshal ordered them to stop using a fire extinguisher or other non-fire retardant on campus. In their last two games, they shot 55 percent from the field, compared to just 44 percent for the rest of the opponents. They have three first-team players - all SEC players in junior guard Jodie Meeks, senior guard Jennifer Broussard and sophomore guard Kaitlyn Dillard.

After weeks of attrition, the 36-man field for the first round of the NCAA Women's Softball tournament in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was reduced to 36. They were released after 2.7 years of professional softball, in which Louisiana Tech crashed out in the tournament.

Fans can buy their Louisiana Tech Bulldogs tickets at TicketSmarter, with current prices ranging from $13 to $100. Seeing an opponent in the first round of the NCAA Women's Softball Tournament is generally more expensive than playing against a smaller opponent.

Louisiana Tech's traditional rival is the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, with the two teams competing in the 1935 Dixie rivalry. As a member of Conference USA, Louisiana Tech will face some of the best teams in the South. His conference opponents are the Fresno State Bulldogs, while the Bulldogs football team competes in an annual Battle for the Bone.

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