Amid the relaxed and rather festive atmosphere of the annual team banquet, held in the J.D. Morgan Center press room, members of the UCLA softball team discovered the first step of their postseason fate on Sunday evening, though not without suspense.

After encountering some technical difficulties, the Bruins, joined by friends and family on hand for the celebratory occasion, tuned into the selection show just as the program returned from a commercial break.

“We actually had a little complication with the TV, so right when it turned on, they were showing us, and it was like, “˜Whoa!’” senior third baseman Julie Burney said.