LSU women's sports at a high-water mark in program history
BATON ROUGE - With LSU gymnastics holding the number four ranking in the country and softball currently ranked number two, these are high times for Tiger women's sports.
"I think it's definitely a high point in our history," said LSU Senior Woman Administrator Miriam Segar. "I think it's the coaching staff that we have, the student athletes that work hard every day and the fan base that's really turned out."
The fan base is turning out, but a price of a women's athletics ticket is still far less than their male counterparts (a rough average is $27.60 for a men's event and $5.70 for a women's event).
Although women's sports will never generate the profit of the men's game, Beth Torina says the Tigers can still be great examples for the next generation of Lady Tiger greats.
"I think that's something we really pride ourselves in. We started a softball league in Baton Rouge, our team is the coaches of it. Those kids show up and they want to be like AJ (Andrews), want to be like Bianka (Bell)."