Blue Knight Softball
Softball's G-MAC Run Ends on Day 2
The Urbana University softball team’s hopes of back-to-back season-ending championships came to an end on Friday morning in Nashville. The second-seeded Blue Knights lost a semi-final elimination game to the third-seeded Yellow Jackets from Cedarville University by a score of 5-2.
Ashley Skinner and senior Brooke Shultz were the only Blue Knights with 2 hits in the loss. Shultz ended her career in fine fashion, slapping 18 hits over her final 7 games. She finished the year second in batting average at .383, behind Skinner’s mark of .412. Both players were named to the G-MAC's All-Conference Team on Thursday. Read More
Softball Bounces Back on 1st Day of G-MAC TournamentMay. 2nd, 2013
The second-seeded Urbana University softball team didn't open the 2013 G-MAC Tournament the way they would have liked, but the Blue Knights bounced back in their second game to avoid an early elimination on Thursday afternoon. Urbana dropped the opening game of the tournament by a score of 9-6 to the third-seeded Yellow Jackets from Cedarville University. Facing elimination in the loser's bracket, Urbana rebounded with an 8-3 win over the fourth-seeded Arrows from Ursuline College.
Senior 2B Brooke Shultz had 6 hits on the day, including a perfect 4 for 4 performance in the 8-3 win over Ursuline. She also stole her 43rd career base, leaving her 1 shy of the school's all-time record. Read More
Kolmerten Named to Capital One Academic All-District First TeamMay. 2nd, 2013
The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District® Softball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
The Academic All-District ® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. Urbana University junior pitcher Haley Kolmerten (West Lafayette, Ohio/Ridgewood HS) became the first female student-athlete to be honored during the Blue Knights’ NCAA Division II era. First Team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where First, Second and Third Team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Earlier today, Kolmerten was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference’s Pitcher of the Year, and just 5 days ago, Kolmerten also brought home the Athletic Department’s prestigious Community Service Award, pulling off an impressive trifecta during her third year as a Blue Knight. Read More
Pitcher of the Year Kolmerten, Skinner & Shultz Named All-ConferenceMay. 2nd, 2013
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference released its Softball All-Conference Team and individual awards on Thursday during Day 1 of the G-MAC Softball Championships. Urbana University junior Haley Kolmerten (West Lafayette, Ohio/Ridgewood HS) was named the conference’s Pitcher of the Year after turning in one of the most dominant seasons by a Blue Knight in program history. Kolmerten was joined by teammates Ashley Skinner (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek HS) and Brooke Shultz (Lima, Ohio/Shawnee HS) on the All-Conference Team. Read More
Softball Clinches 2-Seed after Split with CedarvilleApr. 25th, 2013
Needing just one win in their final regular season doubleheader to clinch the #2 seed in next week's G-MAC Tournament, the Urbana University softball had to sweat it out until the very last moment against visiting Cedarville University on Thursday night. The Blue Knights dropped a heartbreaker 9-8 in 11 innings in Game 1 before bouncing back with a late come-from-behind 5-4 victory in the night cap.
The win clinched the #2 seed for Urbana. It also clinched the season series against the Yellow Jackets, who Urbana will face in the opening game of the G-MAC Tournament next Thursday at top-seeded Trevecca Nazarene University. The Blue Knights also secured the program's first winning season in over a decade. Urbana's last softball season with a final record above .500 came in 2001 (25-13 under Head Coach Wendy Nance). Brooke Shultz finished the day with 6 hits, including a career-high 5 in Game 1. Read More