The University of Central Arkansas softball team is headed to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the NCAA Softball Tournament.
The ASUN regular season and conference tournaments champion Bears (44-10) will face Middle Tennessee on Friday in their opening game. The winner of UCA-Middle Tennessee will take on the winner of No. 5 national seed and host Alabama and Long Island (N.Y.). The regional final will be played Saturday for a spot in the super regionals.
Oklahoma is the No. 1 overall seed, followed by UCLA, Florida State and Tennessee.
The winner of the Tuscaloosa regional will face the winner of the Evanston (Ill.) Regional, scheduled for May 26-28 and hosted by the higher seed.
This story has been updated with the correct date for the Bears' opening game. It was originally published at 6:39 p.m.