We're fired up for the SEC tourney

Georgia Sports Communications

What is the thing Georgia senior Ashley Pauley will miss the most after this, her final season? She says competing in the SEC.

Hey ya'll! Another SEC series is in the books. We concluded regular-season play against Arkansas this past weekend, and we were able to walk away with the series win. It was a total team effort from top to bottom. Everyone played an instrumental role in our success, and I'm extremely proud of how hard we have all been working. A special shout out to our shortstop, Paige Wilson, on being named SEC freshman of the week for the fourth time this season. Stud status for sure, and I can't wait to see how great she becomes in our program in the next three years.

Senior weekend was a success, and it's a bittersweet feeling to know I just finished my last home SEC series of my softball career. The thing I'll miss most is getting the opportunity to compete every weekend in the SEC. In the words of Coach, it takes "guts, fight and courage" to win in this league, and every game is a battle no matter who your opponent is. We had a great turnout, and it was awesome to see my fellow senior class members get to celebrate with their families. We have all grown up so much these past four years, and I'm tremendously blessed to be able to call these girls my sisters. I know that no matter where life takes us after softball, I will always have them as my closest friends.

It's finally May, aka, it's finally the start of postseason. Another semester of classes has come to an end, and it's time to focus on softball. I know the entire team is ready for this part of the season, and I can't wait to see how things shape up for us.

This week we travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the SEC tournament. We open with Kentucky, and I'm excited for the opportunity we have. Our team loves the big game, and this month every game is big. Tournament time is always exciting, and when you play in this conference, any team can beat you on any given day. Coach Glasco always tells us that "every out is a battle and to succeed you must win every battle to win the war." We will definitely have to take this mentality into the next couple of weeks. I am excited for the challenge we have ahead of us, and I know the team can't wait to take the field Thursday and compete.

I hope everyone has a great week, and as always, GO DAWGS!