Holly Tankersley Talks UL Softball & Her Career – AUDIO
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun softball team #6-overall national seed, will take on the 11th-seeded Arizona Wildcats in a best-of-three game Super Regional series this weekend at Lamson Park.
To get you ready for the very first Super Regional Regional ever played in Lafayette, La., we reached out to some former UL greats, to not only preview the big series, but also take a look back at some special postseason memories.
Former Louisiana outfielder Holly Tankersley was a guest on “Thinking Out Loud” on Wednesday.
Tankersley, a native of Kirbyville, Texas, played for the Cajuns from 2004-2008, and was a member of the 2008 Women’s College World Series team.
A four-year starter, Tankersley finished her career with 71 home runs, which ranks her second, all-time, in UL softball history, and tied for 12th, all-time, in NCAA softball history, along with 231 runs batted in, third-best in school history.
In 2008, in her senior campaign, Tankersley was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, and was tabbed an NFCA All-American, after hitting a .441, with 23 home runs and 74 RBI’s.
In 2008, on the Women’s College World Series team, Tankersley led the team in hitting, home runs, and RBI’s.
Impressively, Tankersley hit over a .400 in three of her four seasons at Louisiana.
Tankersley actually came to UL as a pitcher, accumulating a 10-1 record in her freshman year of 2004, and finishing with an impressive 22-7 record in the circle.
The left-handed slugger hit one of the more memorable home runs in UL softball history, blasting a go-ahead home run against Florida in the eight inning of a CAjun win in the 2008 WCWS.
Tankersley burst onto the softball scene quickly, crushing 21 home runs in her freshman campaign of 2004, and never looked back, going on to have one of the more celebrated careers of all-time.
Blessed with raw power, Tankersley also had terrific hand-eye coordination, and was one of those hitters that players and fans just had to stop whatever they were doing to watch.
Tankersley joined us to talk about her, career, share some postseason memories, and give her thoughts on this year’s team.