Softball

Yvonne Gutierrez: From fastballs to fighting fires

Yvonne Gutierrez, a three-time NCAA softball champion at UCLA, now serves the people of Southern California as a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Gutierrez credits her college coaches with keeping her focused on academics and credits athletics with preparing her for a career as a firefighter and fire engineer.

Filling Backpacks, Stomachs - and Hearts

When Jenna Maury isn’t stuffing the stat sheet on the softball field or facts into her head for an upcoming psychology exam, she is cramming food into backpacks for needy families in her hometown of Lawton, Michigan.

2016 NCAA Softball Records

For questions or updates to the 2016 Softball Records, please contact Bonnie Johnson ( bjohnson@ncaa.org ). Division I Records Division II Records Division III Records Collegiate Records Coaching Records 2015 Conference Standings Award...

Her Success – and Theirs

Cecelia Lykes returned to college with three kids and dreams for her future – and emerged as an Academic All-American

In-game video use in softball to be allowed on an experimental basis

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a request from the NCAA Softball Rules Committee to allow teams to review video and access information entered into electronic equipment during competition as an experimental rule for fall 2015 and fall 2016.

Back to the Bases

It was the final play in the third game of the season for the New York University baseball team. Coach Doug Kimbler saw the pitch, the pop-up, the ball landing in his shortstop’s mitt. Then, with the game won, Kimbler watched the shortstop roll the ball over the mound before leaving the field, as he would for any other game. Except this wasn’t just any other game. Kimbler knew that ball marked history.

Softball teams allowed to use in-game video next season

Starting next season, softball teams will be able to review video and access information entered into electronic equipment during competition.

Louder Than Words

Aida Pojoy works the 4 a.m.-to-12:30 p.m. custodial shift at Belmont University, spending much of her time in the athletics department. Belmont senior Kirbie Ferrell’s softball team lifts weights at 7 a.m. three times a week. Inevitably, the two often would spot each other in the hallway that connects the laundry room to the training room and the locker room. One day, Ferrell spoke up.

Florida rides stellar pitching to championship

Florida defeated Michigan 4-1 in the final game of the Women’s College World Series to become only the third team in history to win back-to-back national titles.

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