Softball The Lady Badgers softball team finished in the middle of the pack with a record of 21-24, good enough for fourth place in the SWAC. A brutal schedule made it hard for the Badgers to get any kind of consistency. Snow College spent the last week of February and the month of March playing at home with numerous weather cancellations, and games not played in mud were played in freezing temperatures. You would think that Snow College would have an advantage playing in the snow, but it doesn’t always work that way. When spring finally came, the Badgers found themselves on the road for the entire month of April. “We faced a lot of tough situations,” said Chad Larsen, fourth-year head coach. “But this was a great bunch of girls and they really stuck together.” Sophomore hurler Katie Greenberg (15-10, 2.35 ERA) will be moving on to play at Southern Utah University. Sara Park moved from second base to shortstop as a sophomore and had a stellar season hitting .416 and leading the team in batting and runs scored. She will be teaming up with Greenberg again next year, having also signed to play at SUU. Sophomore catcher Sylvana Kelley will not be laying down her gear just yet either, as she has signed to play next year for the Rangers of Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Returning infielder Sydney Butler (.366 and team-leading 38 RBI and 5 HR) and outfielder Ally McAfee (.348 BA) will give Larsen a good base to build around next year. Incoming freshman pitcher Belle Stoddard (21-4 W-L record and .583 BA this year at Bountiful
High School) is expected to fill the hole left by Greenberg’s graduation.
Rodeo Joining the realm of collegiate sports, Nielson announced the addition of rodeo to the athletic department. Kendra Sagers has been named as head coach and has assembled a great team, who competed in their first event on September 6 and 7. “We are so excited to have this team up and running,” said Sagers, who has 20 years of experience in training and coaching rodeo athletes. Snow College will compete in the Rocky Mountain Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), which includes Utah schools UVU, USU, SUU, and Weber State, along with Idaho State and Colorado Mesa, as well as regular Snow College opponents Southern Idaho and Colorado Northwestern. The Rocky Mountain region is one of 11 regions nationally, and is highly respected, with Southern Idaho currently leading the national men’s team standings and Idaho State leading the women’s team standings. Individual events include saddle bronc; bareback and bull riding; tie down, breakaway, and team roping; and steer wrestling, barrel racing and goat tying.
Rodeo Sept 6-7 Sept 12-13 Sept 13-14 Sept 27-28
at Cedar City, UT at Pocatello, ID at Pocatello, ID at Logan UT
Events begin on Friday, September 27, with a reunion dinner at 5 p.m. for Golden Badgers (those who attended Snow College at least 50 years ago). That evening, a special concert, “Spies in the Night: The Music of James Bond,” will take place at 7:00 p.m. on the Heritage Plaza. Everyone is invited to attend. Events begin bright and early on Saturday morning with a 5K run at 7 a.m., followed by the annual parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. The tailgate party begins at 11:30 a.m. and concludes at the beginning of the Homecoming game at 1 p.m. A reunion barbecue will take place after the game, at 4 p.m.
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