2020 Fall Report: WisconsinFall
The NCAA Division I Council approved an extension of eligibility for athletes in spring sports back on March 30, 2020. Shortly after the ruling, Wisconsin announced Badgers seniors would not return to spring sports in 2021.
The announcement proved to be a heavy blow to Badger softball, which was loaded with an experienced senior class, including, Kayla Konwent, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year.
“It was a team to go far, old and senior-heavy, and tons of experience,” Wisconsin coach Yvette Healy said. “2019 was the first time the program had gone to three-consecutive NCAA tournaments.”