Dayton names day in honor of No. 1 Minnesota softball team

Published 11:20 pm Friday, May 19, 2017

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has named a day in honor of the University of Minnesota’s softball team.

The Gophers are entering the NCAA Tournament as the top-ranked team in the country, with a 54-3 record during the regular season. Their record includes a 25-game winning streak. Still, the team wasn’t seeded in the NCAA Tournament.

On Friday, the Gophers started the tournament with an 11-3 victory over Louisiana Tech in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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Dayton declared Friday to be “National Number One Softball Team Minnesota Gophers Day.”

He congratulated the team on its winning season, and wished them success as the tournament continues.