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Softball Gators earn #1 overall seed for NCAA Tourney

For the 14th consecutive season, the University of Florida softball team will host an NCAA Regional at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Southeastern Conference champion Gators earned the No. 1 national seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, marking the fourth time in the program history that UF has been seeded first (also: 2008, 2009, 2015). The Orange and Blue (53-5) will host squads from Alabama State (28-25), Florida Atlantic (50-7) and UCF (36-20).


The Regional will run Friday through Sunday in a double-elimination format. Florida's selection marks the 17th year overall that the Gators will host a regional, including all 11 seasons of Head Coach Tim Walton's UF tenure.

In addition, Florida's four No. 1 overall seeds have come in the NCAA Super Regional era, meanwhile no other team has accomplished that feat more than once.

The winner of the Gainesville Regional will advance to a Super Regional against the winner of the Athens Regional, which features No. 16 seed and host Georgia (40-17), in addition to Maine (28-19), Northwestern (26-26) and Oklahoma State (29-24). The highest remaining seed will host the Super Regional.

Gainesville Regional - May 20-22 in Gainesville, Florida

No. 1 seed Florida (53-5) vs. Alabama State (28-25), 2:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

Florida Atlantic (50-7) vs. UCF (36-20), 12 p.m.

*All times are Eastern*

Athens Regional - May 20-22 in Athens, Georgia

No. 16 seed Georgia (40-17) vs. Maine (28-19)

Northwestern (26-26) vs. Oklahoma State (29-24)

Florida NCAA Regional Notes

*The Gators are 32-18 all-time in NCAA Regional play

*This includes a 27-6 mark since Walton's arrival before the 2006 season

*Florida is 69-33 in the NCAA Tournament

*UF holds a 54-20 record under its 10th-year head coach

*UF defeated UCF back on April 6 in Orlando, but the Gators did not play FAU or Alabama State this season

NCAA Gainesville Regional Ticket Information

*Florida Softball gate pass holders for the 2016 season can visit the Gator Ticket Office in person at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or online beginning Monday at 8:30 a.m. ET to purchase ticket packages to the 2016 NCAA Gainesville Regional

* Tickets for the general public will be available at noon ET on Monday

*In addition, fans can purchase tickets for reserved seats

Ticket Prices…

All-Session Pass:
$25 for adults
$10 for children 12 & under, seniors (55+) and non-UF college students with proof of college ID

Single-Session Ticket:

$10 for adults
$5 for children 12 & under, seniors (55+) and non-UF college students with proof of college ID
All UF students gain free admission with their Gator 1 ID card
For fans picking up tickets on game day, the purchaser's picture ID is required to pick up tickets.

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