Texas Tech Softball was picked to finish 7th in the upcoming 2011 season by the Big 12 coaches preseason poll. Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Baylor were picked ahead of the Red Raiders while Nebraska, Iowa State, and Kansas round out the ten-team conference.

The Red Raiders return 14 letter winners from last season's NCAA Regional team which finished 38-18 and falling to College World Series participant Hawai'i. Texas Tech opens the season at the Arizona State Kajikawa Tournament in Tempe, Ariz.