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PROVO, Utah (May 11, 2008) - The BYU women's softball team (41-18) will make their fourth-straight NCAA Regional Tournament appearance on Thursday, at the Chapel Hill Regional.
The Cougars are slated to play North Carolina (50-10-1) on Thursday; the time is yet to be announced. Also participating in the Chapel Hill Region is Campbell (41-23) and no. 15 seed Georgia (43-22).
The NCAA Regional selection includes 64 teams, 30 automatic bids and 34 at-large bids. This is BYU's second at-large bid, the last time occurring in the 2006 season.
In 2007 the Cougars hosted the Regional at Gail Miller Field and made their furthest post-season appearance in the NCAA Regional Championship game. They fell to Arizona State, 3-6.
The Cougars ended the regular season with a second place Mountain West Conference finish.
NCAA Regional coverage and information will be made available at www.byucougars.com.