BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisiana State University has made NCAA history.
According to a tweet from the SEC Network, LSU is “the first school to win a baseball and basketball national championship in the same year.”
LSU baseball won the College World Series by beating the University of Florida Gators 18-4 on Monday, June 26 at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Lady Tigers took the women’s basketball NCAA Championship trophy on April 2 after winning 102-85 against the Iowa Hawkeyes. The game is the most-watched women’s NCAA basketball game in history with a record 9.9 million viewers.
In a video shared Tuesday night by the espnW Twitter account, Kim Mulkey, the head women’s basketball coach at LSU, yelled, “How about those LSU Tigers, baby?! We do what we do, win championships!”
According to the LSU Baseball Department, LSU games in the College World Series, particularly against Wake Forest, were some of the most-watched college or pro baseball games on cable this year. Both games against the Demon Deacons drew more than 2 million viewers.