Wrestling Bet Helps Cowgirls Regain Swagger
Oklahoma State’s Kenny Gajewski lost a bet to his team and a wrestling match to a legend. But the 2016 wager helped establish a blue-collar mentality that has sustained.
Transparency Key to Knighten’s Historical Hire
MJ Knighten didn’t feel like she was ready to be a head coach. But the historical University of San Diego hire views that as a positive.
Lefthanded Expansion Lifts Northwestern
Michelle Gascoigne’s arrival as pitching coach at Northwestern in 2015 helped the program discover the value of having left-handers on the staff.
Arkansas Builds Into Crowd-Pleasing Program
Going from 50 people in the stands to hosting an NCAA regional with thousands a few years later was a breakthrough moment for Arkansas.
Boston U. Players Excelling On And Off The Field
Boston’s success on the field hasn’t come at the expense of academics. Players are encouraged to pursue any major, no matter how rigorous.
LBSU’s Special Source of Inspiration
For the last decade, Jenna Jackson has been an integral part of the Long Beach State program. Here’s why.
New League’s Media-Centric Focus Fits AJ Andrews
Former LSU star AJ Andrews will be combining her love for softball and media while playing in the inaugural Athletes Unlimited pro league.
Fullerton’s Dockins ‘Needs Some Love Sent Her Way’ After Medical Complications
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Taylor Dockins has been fighting cancer for the last four years. She recently endured another medical setback.
Worthington Creates Lasting Legacy at EKU
Jane Worthington is entering her 29th season leading Eastern Kentucky. She’s helped build the program from the ground up through hard work and loyalty.
Oklahoma’s Juarez On The Road To Recovery
Oklahoma ace G Juarez is on the road to recovery after having surgery in March to repair a biceps tendon tear in her left throwing arm.
Maryland’s Taylor Wilson Makes Voting Initiatives Her Main Focus
Maryland’s Taylor Wilson is working hard to get student-athletes informed about voting in the upcoming elections through her role on the Big Ten Conference’s Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition and her school’s “VoTERP” initiative.
Father’s Memory Inspires Illinois State’s Mack Leonard
Mack Leonard was one of the breakout stars of the FGCL this summer. The Illinois State rising junior was named league MVP and helped the RiverMocs win the title. Her father’s memory remains close to her heart on the field.
Roy Williams’ Scholarship Donation Is A ‘Blessing’ For UNC Seniors
North Carolina men’s hoops coach Roy Williams donated more than $600,000 to fund scholarships of seniors whose seasons were cut short. That includes UNC pitcher Brittany Pickett and infielder Campbell Hutcherson.
Florida’s Longley Preparing For Larger Role With Summer Reps
Sarah Longley knows she’ll have big cleats to fill at Florida to replace starting shortstop Sophia Reynoso. The rising sophomore has been playing in the Florida Gulf Coast League to get some reps in preparation.
Enquist, NFCA Partner To Create The Natasha Watley Scholarship For Social Change
The NFCA on Wednesday announced the creation of the Natasha Watley Scholarship for Social Change, in partnership with former UCLA head coach Sue Enquist. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to a Black coach at any level to attend the annual NFCA National Convention. Enquist is funding the scholarship named after her former All-American infielder.
Texas A&M’s Harley-Riding Backstop Making Noise This Summer
From motorcycle riding to softball, Haley Lee has never been afraid to expand her horizons and try new things. The Texas A&M rising junior catcher is looking the part at the Florida Gulf Coast League this summer.
D1Softball Analytics No. 1 Pitcher: Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard
Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard was having a 2020 to remember and we take an in-depth look at how she got to this point.
D1Softball Analytics No. 2 Pitcher: Oregon State’s Mariah Mazon
Mariah Mazon realized last summer how integral her mind was in the circle. With a new mental approach, the Oregon State righthander checks in at No. 2 in our analytical rankings.
D1Softball Analytics No. 4 Pitcher: Indiana’s Emily Goodin
Emily Goodin checks in at No. 4 in our analytical rankings for the 2020 season and plans to return for a fifth year to help lead the Hoosier to the NCAA tournament.
D1Softball Analytics No. 3 Pitcher: UCLA’s Megan Faraimo
Megan Faraimo started out as a catcher in rec ball before being asked to move into the circle. UCLA ace is now one of the top hurlers in the game.
D1Softball Analytics No. 6 Pitcher: Troy’s Leanna Johnson
The reigning Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, Leanna Johnson, checks in at No. 6 in our analytical rankings for the shortened 2020 season.
D1Softball Analytics No. 5 Pitcher: Presbyterian’s Jenna Greene
Presbyterian hurler Jenna Greene was unsure about how many innings she’d get in her first season, but she left a strong impression at No. 5 in our analytical rankings.
D1Softball Analytics No. 7 Pitcher: Minnesota’s Amber Fiser
Minnesota’s Amber Fiser was on track for a terrific season when it came to an abrupt halt. We take an in-depth look at the Gophers hurler, who comes in at No. 7 in our analytical rankings.
More Than Tweets: India Chiles Wants To See Action
India Chiles sees all the tweets from college coaches denouncing racism and hatred. But the former Tennessee All-American outfielder wants more. She wants to see some action.
Martinez Takes Initiative To Spread Softball to Underserved Communities
Former Oklahoma outfielder Destinee Martinez is trying to spread softball into more underserved communities through her role as a manager of sport development for USA Softball.
From Longtime Public Officials to Longtime WCWS Volunteers
Ron Norick and Gary Marrs have been restocking the locker rooms at the Women’s College World Series for years. They won’t be lugging ice around the stadium this year since the coronavirus forced the cancellation of the WCWS.