First Round: LSU (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Long Beach State (18-8) - #50
CONFERENCE: Big West
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Jenny Hilt-Costello (192-105)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 6
BEST NCAA FINISH: Defeated New Mexico before falling to No. 2 USC in 2006.
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Claimed a sixth straight Big West title … have now won the conference in seven of the last eight years … defeated UC Irvine twice, including when the Anteaters were ranked #27 … also beat ranked St. Mary’s and NC State.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Hannah Grady claimed a fourth Big West Player of the Year after going 11-0 in singles … Hilt-Costello won her sixth Big West Coach of the Year honor … Grady finished her career 41-1 in Big West singles play … Long Beach State had six of its seven team members receive conference honors.