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2017 Softball Season in Review

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:07:00 EDT

The Big Ten recently capped off another successful softball season by sending six schools to postseason play, including five to the NCAA Tournament. Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin all earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, while Michigan State represented the conference in the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC).

Indiana Softball Hires Shonda Stanton

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:02:00 EDT

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass named Shonda Stanton as the new head coach of the Indiana Softball program on Saturday. Stanton comes to IU from Marshall where she served as head coach for 18 seasons. At Marshall, Stanton became the winningest coach in program history with 560 victories and has posted 12 seasons with 30 or more wins.

NFCA All-Americans

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:23:00 EDT

Nine Big Ten softball students from six conference schools earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-America honors, it was announced Wednesday by the NFCA.

Softball Academic All-Americans

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:51:00 EDT

Four softball students from three Big Ten Conference schools have been selected as Academic All-Americans following Thursday’s announcement by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This marks the fifth consecutive year and the ninth time in conference history the Big Ten has had at least three softball Academic All-Americans.

NFCA All-Region Teams

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:32:00 EDT

No fewer than 36 Big Ten softball students representing 11 different conference schools earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Region honors, it was announced Thursday by the NFCA.

Softball Postseason Central

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:03:00 EDT

Six Big Ten schools begin postseason play this weekend, with five in the NCAA Tournament and another in the NISC

Six Big Ten Softball Teams Bound For Postseason Play

Sun, 14 May 2017 23:11:00 EDT

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin earn NCAA Tournament berths, while Michigan State to play in inaugural NISC tournament

Minnesota Wins Big Ten Softball Tournament Championship

Sat, 13 May 2017 22:17:00 EDT

Golden Gophers earn third title in four years and Big Ten’s automatic berth to NCAA Tournament

Softball Tournament Central

Wed, 10 May 2017 17:32:00 EDT

The 2017 Big Ten Softball Tournament opens Thursday with first-round action, continues with the quarterfinals on Friday and the semifinals and the championship game on Saturday, with every game played at the University of Michigan's Wilpon Complex/Alumni Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and televised live on BTN and BTN2Go.

Big Ten Softball Tournament Release

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:51:00 EDT

The 12-team, single-elimination tournament takes place Thursday-Saturday at the Wilpon Complex/Alumni Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Big Ten Announces Softball Postseason Honors

Wed, 10 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT

Minnesota’s Kendyl Lindaman named Player and Freshman of the Year, while Gophers’ Sara Groenewegen is Pitcher of the Year and Jessica Allister is Coach of the Year

Michigan and Minnesota Win Weekly Softball Awards

Tue, 09 May 2017 14:24:00 EDT

Wolverines’ Megan Betsa and Faith Canfield, along with Gophers’ Kendyl Lindaman, receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

Big Ten Softball Tournament Bracket Announced

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:34:00 EDT

The Big Ten Conference announced the 2017 Big Ten Softball Tournament bracket on Monday, with Minnesota earning the No. 1 seed following its first conference title since 1991. The Golden Gophers clinched the outright Big Ten Championship on May 6 with a victory at Penn State.

Minnesota Earns Outright Big Ten Softball Championship

Sat, 06 May 2017 16:35:00 EDT

The Minnesota softball team earned the outright Big Ten Conference Championship, its first title since 1991 and the fourth in program history, following a 14-1 win in five innings at Penn State on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Golden Gophers also clinched the No. 1 seed for next week’s Big Ten Tournament.

Minnesota Clinches Share of Big Ten Softball Championship Title

Fri, 05 May 2017 20:15:00 EDT

The Minnesota softball team clinches a share of its first Big Ten Conference Championship since 1991, and the fourth in program history, with a 11-1 victory in six innings at Penn State on Friday night.