Softball?s Girouard Receives NFCA Honor

by Matt Dunaway
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Softball?s Girouard Receives NFCA Honor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LSU softball coach Yvette Girouard picked up her 1,200 career victory award Wednesday at the 2009 National Fastpitch Coaches Association [NFCA] Convention. The Hall of Fame coach earned the historic win in a 10-2 triumph over No. 10 Arizona State at the NCAA Tempe Regional last May. The Tigers used a pair of grand slams from Anissa Young and Ashley Langoni in the victory.

Girouard heads into the 2010 season among the career NCAA Division I coaching leaders in wins (No. 4) and winning percentage (No. 5) in addition to being listed among the active NCAA Division I coaching leaders in wins (No. 3) and winning percentage (No. 5).

LSU has compiled an impressive 441-137-1 record and is sixth nationally since Girouard took over the program prior to the 2001 season. The Tigers open the 2010 season at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational where the Tigers square off against North Carolina, DePaul and host Texas, a trio of NCAA Tournament squads from a season ago.