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All-SEC Notebook: Awards Time
The amount of talent in the SEC this season provided plenty of candidates for the D1Softball 2021 All-SEC team. Find out which players made the squad.
ACC Notebook: On the Brink of a Title, Gilstrap Savors Clemson’s Run
In this week’s ACC Notebook, Rhiannon Potkey explains why Clemson’s ACC title chase means so much to Ansley Gilstrap.
SEC Notebook: Arkansas Completes Climb to Historic Title
In this week’s SEC notebook, Rhiannon Potkey details the path Arkansas took from just one conference win to regular-season champions.
NCAA Announces Predetermined Regional Hosting Sites
The NCAA Division I softball committee on Friday announced the predetermined sites that were selected to host postseason Regional games.
SEC Notebook: Arkansas Responds, History Making Remains on Track
In this week’s SEC Notebook, Rhiannon Potkey details Arkansas avoiding a series sweep to remain on track for the program’s first SEC title.
ACC Notebook: Florida State Proud of More Conference Parity
In this week’s ACC notebook, Rhiannon Potkey details why Florida State is happy to be in a fight for this season’s ACC regular-season title.
Road to Tokyo: Spaulding Blessed By Extra Time for Recovery
Delaney Spaulding thought her Olympic dream may have been over when she tore her ACL last year. But the pandemic allowed her extra time to heal for Tokyo.
SEC Notebook: Oh Baby, Alabama’s VanBrakle Prothro Grateful for New Addition
In this week’s SEC notebook, Rhiannon Potkey details a new addition to Alabama and breaks down Arkansas’ chase for history.
ACC Notebook: Cagle Provides Five-Tool Foundation for Clemson
In this week’s ACC Notebook, Rhiannon Potkey features Clemson five-tool star Valerie Cagle and other notes from around the conference.
ACC Notebook: Brown Brings Speed to Virginia Tech’s Lineup
Virginia Tech’s Kelsey Brown has used speed to her advantage to help the Hokies at the plate and in the outfield. Plus, Florida State is finding ways beyond the long ball to manufacture runs.
SEC Notebook: Programs Place Their Postseason Hosting Bids
Nearly all SEC schools submitted bids to host NCAA postseason games this year. The NCAA has switched to predetermined sites because of COVID-19 precautions.
Nurse Katie Always On Call For Minnesota
Katie Kemmetmueller isn’t just a talented third baseman and big bat in the lineup for Minnesota. The graduate senior is also a registered nurse. She passed her nursing exam last summer.
Road To Tokyo: Arioto’s Loyalty Rewarded with Olympic Selection
Even when softball wasn’t in the Olympics, Val Arioto remained loyal to USA Softball. Her reward will come this summer when Team USA competes in Tokyo.
SEC Notebook: Mizzou’s Offense Leading the Way; Program Records Abound
Missouri’s offense is leading the SEC in several offensive categories while many other teams and players continue setting program records.
ACC Notebook: Don’t Mess With Clemson’s Millie
Clemson freshman Millie Thompson displays an intimidating presence in the circle with her eye black and grunting. It fits her unique personality.
Predetermined Sites for NCAA Regionals and Super Regionals
The NCAA Softball Championships will feature predetermined sites for Regional and Super Regional play this season to help comply with healthy and safety protocols stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
Road To Tokyo: UCLA’s Rachel Garcia is a Fierce Competitor with a Big Heart
UCLA’s Rachel Garcia will make one dream come true by playing in the Tokyo Olympics. But she’s just as passionate about working in special needs education and helping others.
ACC Notebook: Notre Dame’s Sweet Gets Plunked Again and Again
Notre Dame’s Abby Sweet got hit by a pitch six times in one day. It’s about the only way pitchers can keep the senior from getting a hit this season.
SEC Notebook: Arkansas’ Malkin Hits Parking Lot Shot; Kentucky Gets Big Series Win
Linnie Malkin narrowly avoided damaging some cars with a home run she launched for Arkansas over the weekend in the SEC, and Kentucky rallied for a big series win over Alabama.
Road To Tokyo: Team USA Has A Bubba On Deck
Nothing seems more American than having a player named Bubba on the Olympic roster for Team USA. UCLA’s Bubba Nickles is ready to fill any role needed in Tokyo.
ACC Notebook: Duke Enters Crucial Stretch of the Season
Duke faces a crucial three-week stretch of the season against top teams to stay in the hunt for the ACC title.
SEC Notebook: Florida’s Goelz Feels The Love After First Career Home Run
Florida redshirt junior Kinsey Goelz hit her first career home run last weekend, and received an outpouring of support from across the country.
ACC Notebook: FSU’s Muffley Gets Dirty on Defense; Hokies Finally Return Home
Florida State’s Josie Muffley has made some incredible plays at shortstop this season. Her love for defense started on a little dirt field in her hometown.
SEC Notebook: Ole Miss Sweeps Into History; Teams Honor Wilcox
Ole Miss registered a historical sweep of rival Mississippi State to open the SEC regular season. Plus, the SEC honors the legacy of Alex Wilcox.
ACC Notebook: Clemson Donor Invests In Softball; N.C. State’s Russ Cooks
Clemson donor Stuart McWhorter and his family saw a great opportunity to invest in women’s sports with a $2.5 million pledge to softball. The stadium was named in the family’s honor.
SEC Notebook: Kentucky’s Coffel Comes Out Swinging
Kentucky freshman Erin Coffel feels right at home at Lexington and it’s showing in her production. Georgia’s Jaiden Fields, A&M’s Haley Lee and Arkansas’ Danielle Gibson have big days at the plate. That and more in the SEC Notebook.