From startup to superpower. That might be the best description for the Alabama softball program, which is celebrating its 20th season in existence.

The program welcomed many former players and team members back to Tuscaloosa over the weekend to watch the series win over Kentucky. More than 10,000 fans made it out to Rhoads Stadium for the three-game series, where they showed a 20th anniversary video that traces the team's growth and massive success over two decades.

The accomplishments are remarkable during that 20-year span, but here are some of the biggest highlights:

  • 1,000 total wins (an average of more than 50 wins per season)
  • 10 Women's College World Series berths
  • 17-straight NCAA Tournament appearances
  • The Southeastern Conference's first national championship

With a 41-9 record and a top-10 ranking this year, Alabama softball hopes to add to that tradition of excellence.

If you haven't seen the video, here it is. This will give you a great idea of how fast the program has grown.