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Credits The 2011 Missouri State Softball Guide was written and edited by Assistant Director of Athletics Communications Eric Doennig. Additional editorial assistance was provided by Rick Kindhart, Ben Adamson, Tim Bohn, Jake Gossage, Brian Lynch and Meredith Pearson. Photography provided by MSU Photo Services, John Wall, Director and Kevin White, Senior Photographer. Additional photography by Ken Shead and Tom Weber. Photo reprints courtesy of the Springfield and Branson Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureaus. Printing by First Impressions Printing of Springfield, Mo.

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Yearly Team Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Program History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Coaching Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Postseason History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Yearly Individual Leaders. . . . . . . . . . . 76-77 Single-Season Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Records Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Career Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Killian Stadium Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Honors and Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83 All-MVC Selections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Yearly Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85-89 All-Time Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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Christa Gammon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Knehans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna Schwark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor Farley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raeven Replogle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Chapin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirstin Cutter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Eisenreich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Hargrove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stevie Pierce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Brentz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerri Cunningham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Duckworth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jourdan Esquenazi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ciara Flau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Neff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Savannah Wiggins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Post-Season Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2010 Season Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-69 2010 Results and Breakdown. . . . . . . . . . . 70 2010 Season Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 2010 Season Highs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 2010 MVC Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

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The front cover of the 2011 Missouri State Softball Guide features seniors (from left) Ashley Knehans, Jenna Schwark, Tyler Porter and Christa Gammon.

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Missouri State Quick Facts Location.............................................901 South National Avenue .....................................................................Springfield, MO 65897 Year Founded..............................................................................1905 Enrollment............................................................................... 23,098 President...................................................... Dr. Michael T. Nietzel Faculty Athletics Representative..............Dr. Bruce Johnson Director of Athletics.....................................................Kyle Moats ...................................................................... (SIU Edwardsville ’88) Softball Facility.....................................Killian Softball Stadium Seating Capacity.......................................................................1,200 Surface......................................................................... Natural Grass Dimensions...........................................LF-190/CF-220/RF-190 School Colors ................................................Maroon and White Athletics Nickname ...............................................................Bears Affiliations ..........................................Missouri Valley Conference ....................................................................................NCAA Division I Conference Web Site.............................. www.MVC-sports.org University Switchboard................................... (417) 836-5000 Athletics Box Office........................................... (417) 836-7678 ............................................................www.MissouriStateTix.com

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Head Coach ................................................................... Holly Hesse ....................................................................................(Creighton, ’82) MSU Record .................................................................... 569-558-2 .............................................................................(23rd year at MSU) Overall Record................................................................ 548-526-2 .............................................................................(22nd year overall) Assistant Coach........................................................Sue Frederick ....................................................................................(Creighton, ’89) Assistant Coach............................................................ Beth Perine .............................................................................................................(Ohio State, ’82) Volunteer Assistant................................................................Shannon Buslepp Student Assistant....................................................Lauren Supak Athletic Trainer..........................................................Robin Meeks Equipment Manager.................................Danny Weathermon Strength & Conditioning Coordinator............Jeremiah Frey

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2010 MSU Season Record ................................................. 21-32 Conference Record.................................. 13-12 in MVC (t-4th) Postseason..................Semifinal round, MVC Championship Letterwinners Returning/Lost........................................... 12/5 Starters Returning/Lost............................................................7/2 Pitchers Returning/Lost...........................................................1/2 Newcomers..........................................................................................7

History

First Season of Competition.................................................1969 All-Time Record............................................................. 948-794-2 NCAA Tournament Appearances................................................5 ......................................................................(1983-’96-’97-’98-’06) NCAA Tournament Record.....................................................2-10. Last NCAA Appearance...........................................................2006

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Office.............................................................(417) 836-5402 Assistant A.D. for Communications.................Rick Kindhart Assistant Director...................................................Ben Adamson. Assistant Director..................................................Timothy Bohn. Assistant Director (SB SID) . ...................... Eric Doennig Direct Line...................................................(417) 836-4586 SID Cell Phone............................................(417) 827-5327 E-Mail Address..........EricDoennig@MissouriState.edu FAX.................................................................(417) 836-4868 Killian Stadium Press Box......................(417) 827-5327 Graduate Assistant...................................................Jake Gossage Graduate Assistant.....................................................Brian Lynch MSU Athletics Web Site...... www.MissouriStateBears.com

Fax Numbers

Director of Athletics.......................................... (417) 836-6344 Athletics-Forsythe............................................. (417) 836-8475 Athletics-Hammons.......................................... (417) 836-8382 Softball.................................................................... (417) 836-8382 Athletics Communications............................. (417) 836-4868 Athletic Training Services.............................. (417) 836-6101 Athletics Development.................................... (417) 836-6886 ACIA......................................................................... (417) 836-8445

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“Finishing the way we did last year has everyone enthusiastic about this season and the possibilities that lie ahead,” Hesse said. “We thought it might take a while to gel as a team with so many new players playing prominent roles, and it did. But the payoff is that we now have returners at every position, we have three all-conference performers back and we return our No. 1 pitcher, so I’d say we have a number of positives to build a successful season around.”

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One of the biggest question marks coming into the 2010 season was who would fill the void left in the wake of the graduation of four-year standout Jen Carr behind the plate. Freshman Madison Hargrove answered that question rather quickly, stepping into the role of starting backstop on opening day and never looking back. The Shawnee, Kan., product started slowly at the plate before catching fire in March and hiking her batting average all the way to .318 by the second weekend of conference play. A late-season slump that saw Hargrove record just two hits in her final 37 at-bats failed to overshadow her defensive work, as she threw out 14 would-be base steal-

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hat a difference a year must make to the Missouri State softball team. Coming into the 2010 season, head coach Holly Hesse faced the proposition of replacing five everyday starters and relying heavily on a talented, yet largely inexperienced cast that included 10 players in either their first or second year of eligibility. The Bears also entered the year with the burden of a five-game losing streak that would ultimately stretch into a school-record 12-game skid after the young squad dropped its first seven games of the season. What would follow, however, was a remarkable comeback for a team that, despite utilizing a lineup that had combined for just 11 career homers entering the season, ultimately tied the Missouri State single-season home run record. The signs of progress were abundant throughout the Missouri Valley Conference season, including a historic sweep of three-time defending Valley champ Creighton, ultimately leading to a tie for fourth place in the MVC regular-season standings after being tabbed for seventh in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. The Bears’ turnaround and the foundation for a renewed sense of optimism heading into the 2011 campaign manifested for all to see at the MVC Championship in Des Moines, as MSU extended a long-standing tradition of excellence in the league tournament by posting wins over two of the top four teams in the conference and coming within a whisper of taking down the meet’s top seed-twice. Key to the Bears’ fortunes in 2011 will be the play, and just as important, the leadership of its four-member senior class. Leading that pack is the duo of Christa Gammon and Jenna Schwark, who both enjoyed career years as juniors en route to earning All-MVC honors at the conclusion of the 2010 season. Three-year starters Ashley Knehans and Tyler Porter have also made significant contributions from day one and each will play a key role in their final season in Maroon and White as well. Unlike last year, the Bears enter the season with few unknowns in their lineup. In addition to matching the school record for homers, last year’s club finished fourth in the Valley in team hitting with a .258 average and ranked among the top half in the league in on-base percentage and hits. Three players—Schwark, Knehans and sophomore Catilin Chapin—who hit seven or more home runs and slugged .480 or better return to anchor the lineup, while Schwark and Gammon both finished among the top six in individual hitting in the MVC. The situation in the circle is also substantially clearer than it was one year ago. Despite losing seniors Lauren McGinley and Lauren Supak to graduation, junior Natalie Rose returns to lead the pitching corps after a strong finish to the 2010 season that saw her toss six straight complete games and post all three MSU victories at the MVC Championship to earn all-tourney honors.

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believes that concern should be rectified in 2011 with a veteran cast consisting of three seniors leading the charge. That group includes two of the top six hitters in the conference a year ago in Schwark and Gammon. Schwark, who may once again split time between the Bears’ infield and one of the three outfield spots, finished fourth among all Valley hitters with a .358 average to go along w45ith team highs of 30 RBIs, a .535 slugging percentage and a .440 on-base percentage, which was good enough to earn the Broken Arrow, Okla., native First-Team All-MVC recognition. Gammon made 45 starts at second and led all MVC batters with 34 hits during conference play. She also led the Bears with 58 total hits, 31 runs scored and 11 stolen bases, and picked up secondteam all-conference honors. That duo, along with sophomore shortstop Kirstin Cutter, will set the table for an offense that figures to improve on its .258 team average and 3.5 runs scored per game. “Schwark has been tremendous in her ability to play just about anywhere,” Hesse said. “She can play third, she can play right and she’s been our most-consistent hitter in the No. 3 spot in the lineup. Then you have Gammon, who really shines in her role as a leader. The team rallies around her energy, and she’s a great lead-off hitter who really gets our offense rolling. On top of that, she’s one of the best defensive infielders in the conference.” Cutter, meanwhile, was another freshman asked to step in and start from day one last year. She did just that, brilliantly at times, especially in the field, pairing with Gammon to form a potent middle infield combination. Her .240 batting average and seven steals were just the icing on the cake. “Cutter learned quite a bit last year,” Hesse added. “She had a much more active learning process as a freshman than most, starting 48 games at a key position, but that should be a plus for us now.” First base will once again be anchored by Knehans, whose eight long balls last year shared the team lead and ranked as the third-highest single-season total in school history. She enters her final collegiate season needing just two more dingers to break into the Bears’ career top five for home runs. Most importantly, Knehans really turned it on during MSU’s run through the conference tournament, finishing with a team-best .429 batting mark over the five games. Backing up Knehans will be sophomore Stevie Pierce, who showed promise as a freshman with three homers and 10 RBIs in limited duty. The Texas native could also see time in the Bears’ outfield. Chapin gave the Bears a third all-conference performer with a banner freshman year that saw her match Jessie Smith’s rookie MSU record for home runs. Despite spending most of last season as the Bears’ DP, the Ozark, Mo., product can play either spot on the left side should Hesse feel the need to get one of a host of talented underclassmen into the batting order. That group includes freshman Ashley Brentz, who Hesse says can play either of the middle infield spots, while added the element of speed to the Bears’ lineup. Ciara Flau is another speedy and versatile newcomer who could see time either on the infield or in the outfield as a freshman. Depending on match-ups and whether Schark spends most of her time on the infield or in the outfield, another freshman with a great deal of offensive promise, Heather Duckworth, could play

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The Outfield

While no one member of the Bears’ 2010 outfield corps enjoyed the kind of breakout year that was contagious among the MSU infielders, Hesse likes the experience, depth and leadership of this year’s group. The leader of the pack is Porter, who has started 100 games in the outfield over her first three years as a Bear, including 37 (primarily in center) last season, when she posted career highs in steals (6) and hits (26), as well as batting (.265), slugging (.276) and on-base (.314) percentages. “Tyler has the spark, the fire of this team every day,” Hesse adds. “She’s been a leader for this group for three years and she made tremendous strides last year.” Joining Porter will be junior Raeven Replogle, who Hesse feels brings the strongest arm to the group. The Webb City, Mo., product was limited to pinch-running duties for much of last season due to a shoulder injury, but returns healthy and poised for a breakthrough year. Sophomore Lauren Eisenreich is also back as the Bears’ starter in left field following a solid freshman year characterized by glimpses of greatness, both in the field and at the plate. Hesse believes the year of starting experience should make for a much more confident and comfortable Eisenreich in year two as a collegiate. Schwark, who started 19 games in the outfield last year, may once again hold down a corner spot. But if third base proves to be the senior standout’s home this season, a host of capable replacements eagerly await the opportunity to step in for Hesse. In addition to Pierce and Flau, Hesse will rely on freshmen Kerri Cunningham and Amanda Neff for depth, both in the outfield and on the basepaths.

The Schedule

The Bears will square off against at least seven postseason qualifiers from 2010 and participate in three early-season tournaments as part of its 52-game 2011 schedule. Missouri State will host 20 home games on 15 dates at Killian Softball Stadium, as well as the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Softball Championship. MSU will be challenged early and often in 2011, playing at least 12 games against NCAA Tournament participants, including home dates with North Dakota State (March 15), Oklahoma State (March 29) and Creighton (April 9-10). Additionally, MSU’s non-conference schedule includes five games against Big 12 foes and four versus Big 10 opponents. “We face a big-time program in each of the first three tournaments, so we’ll have plenty of chances to see how we stack up,” Hesse said. “But that’s what we want. We believe playing those tough teams in the non-conference season makes us better for the conference stretch.”

The Valley Race

The Bears were picked to finish fifth in the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference coaches’ preseason poll. Defending champ Southern Illinois shared top billing with 2010 runner-up Illinois State, with each garnering 94 points in the poll. Drake (72) came in third in the voting, followed by UNI (69) and MSU with 57 points. Defending Valley

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Christa Gammon Tournament champion Creighton (54) finished right on the Bears’ heels, while Evansville (39), Wichita State (36), Indiana State (19) and Bradley (16) rounded out the poll. “Year-in, year-out, SIU and Illinois State always put good teams on the field,” Hesse stated. “They finished 1-2 last year, and based on who they have back, should be competitive once again. But we feel we proved at the conference tournament that we can play with those teams.” The MVC’s post-season softball tournament will return to Springfield for the first time in 17 years, as Missouri State will serve as host of the 2011 State Farm MVC Softball Championship. As the host institution, MSU is guaranteed a spot in the tournament, which will take place May 12-14, at Killian Softball Stadium. “The history of Missouri State softball is that we play our best at the conference tournament,” said Hesse. “With that in mind coupled with the fact that it’s been so long since we’ve hosted and that we have the opportunity to showcase MVC Softball in Killian Stadium, which we feel is the best venue in the Valley, it’s extremely exciting for us to have the chance to put on a top-notch tournament.” This year’s tournament will feature an eightteam, single-elimination format, with the top two seeds earning double byes and the third and fourth-seeded teams receiving single byes. The champion of the tournament, which was awarded on a bid basis, receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Missouri State last hosted the championship in 1994. Notably, only one team (Bradley in 2009) in the 28-year history of the softball tournament has won the title as the host school.


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Head Coach: Holly Hesse (Creighton, 1982) Associate Head Coach: Sue Frederick (Creighton, 1989) Associate Head Coach: Beth Perine (Ohio State, 1982) Student Assistants: Lauren Supak Volunteer Assistant: Shannon Buslepp Athletic Trainer: Robin Meeks Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Jeremiah Frey

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Kevin Kane Assistant

Phone: (417) 836-4138 E-Mail: kevinkane@missouristate.edu Sport Coverage: Men’s and Women’s Golf

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Missouri State Athletics Communications also receives assistance from a student intern Meredith Pearson. Missouri State Athletics Communications 901 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897 Main Phone: (417) 836-5402 Fax: (417) 836-4868

2011 Softball Guide

Information pertaining to the MVC and its member institutions can be obtained through the league office in St. Louis by accessing the MVC’s web page (www. mvc-sports.com). The MVC distributes weekly releases which include results, standings, statistics and notes. The MVC office phone is (314) 421-0339 and the fax number is (314) 421-3505.

Missouri State University

The University is located in Springfield, Mo., at the junction of Interstate 44 and U.S. Highways 60, 65 and 160. Springfield is served both by national and regional airlines through the Springfield-Branson National Airport, 10 miles west of the Missouri State campus. The University is in the central portion of the city, one mile west of Glenstone Avenue (I-44 Exit 80A) on Grand Street.

Killian Softball Stadium

The new home of Missouri State softball is located at Killian Softball Complex, 2141 E. Pythian on the east side of town (see driving directions on page 7). The complex is maintained by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and admission is charged at the gate upon entrance. Parking is available on-site.

Missouri State Athletics Communications

MSU Athletics Communications is located on the lower level of Hammons Student Center, on the corner of Monroe Street and John Q. Hammons Parkway. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and the office phone is (417) 836-5402. There is limited media seating available in the softball press box, so please make arrangements in advance with MSU Athletics Communications if you plan to cover a home contest. Radio stations wishing to broadcast games from Killian Softball Stadium should contact Athletics Communications at least one week before the date of the game.

Player and Staff Availability

Interviews may be conducted after practices and games. All media requests for game credentials and interviews with Missouri State softball players must be directed to MSU Athletics Communications at least one day in advance of desired date. Services for home Missouri State softball games include game notes and a complete NCAA boxscore after each contest. Game notes are available on-site, as well as via e-mail. Notes are generally distributed via e-mail no later than 24 hours prior to each game, schedule permitting. To be added to the e-mail distribution list, contact Assistant SID Eric Doennig.

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Phone lines and ethernet connections are available on a first-come, firstserved basis in the Killian press box. Wireless internet access is expected to be available and can be obtained from Athletics Communications personnel. The press box main line is (417) 827-5327.

MSU Athletics on the Web

The Missouri State Athletics Web Page provides the latest information on Missouri State Athletics and is maintained by the MSU Athletics Communications office. Follow Bears online at MissouriStateBears.com, where you will find the most recent news, game results, schedules and rosters for all 16 Missouri State varsity athletic programs. The official web site of Missouri State Athletics is hosted by JumpTV. Live stats for most Missouri State softball games are accessible on the MSU Athletics site, and streaming video for select Bear home games, as well as road games when possible, will be available via Bears Live, a subscription-based multi-media service, which can be accessed on MissouriStateBears.com.

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From the South

Take US 65 North to Chestnut Expressway exit. Turn left and take Chestnut west to N. Link/E. Pythian Street. Turn right and continue to Killian Softball Complex on the north side of the street.

From the East

Take US 60 West to US 65 North and continute north to Chestnut Expressway exit. Turn left and take Chestnut west to N. Link/E. Pythian Street. Turn right and continue to Killian Softball Complex on the north side of the street.

Fayetteville, Ark. (April 6) Leave: Wednesday, April 6 (charter bus from Stillwater, Okla.) Return: Wednesday, April 6

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Take US 71 South to Highway 7. Continue southeast to Clinton, where Highway 7 becomes Highway 13. Continue south to Springfield, where Highway 13 becomes Kansas Expressway. Continue south to Chestnut Expressway. Turn left and take Chestnut east to N. Link/E. Pythian Street. Turn left and continue to Killian Softball Complex on the north side of the street.

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Stillwater, Okla. (April 5) Leave: Tuesday, April 5 (charter bus) Hotel: Hampton Inn (405-743-1306)

Peoria, Ill. (April 16-17) Leave: Friday, April 15 (charter bus) Hotel: Amerisuites (309-681-2700) Return: Sunday, April 17

Southern Illinois

Carbondale, Ill. (April 22-23) Leave: Thursday, April 21 (charter bus) Hotel: Hampton Inn (618-549-6900) Return: Saturday, April 23

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Normal, Ill. (April 2-3) Leave: Friday, April 1 (charter bus) Hotel: Baymont Inn & Suites (309-662-2800) Return: Sunday, April 3

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KYTV (Channel 3, NBC) 999 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: 268-3000; Fax: 268-3364 Sports Director: Ned Reynolds

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KSPR (Channel 33, ABC) 999 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: 831-1333;  Fax: 831-9358 Sports Director: Mike Scott

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KOLR (Channel 10, CBS) KSFX (Channel 27, Fox) 2650 E. Division, Springfield, MO 65803 Phone: 862-6397;  Fax: 866-6397 Sports Director: Dan Lucy

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KGBX (105.9 FM) KGMY (1400 AM, 100.5 FM) KXUS (97.3 FM) 1856 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 890-5555;  Fax: 890-5050 News Director: Jim Wesley

Austin, Texas (Feb. 18-20) Leave: Thursday, Feb. 17 (charter bus) Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University (512-458-2340) Return: Sunday, Feb. 20

Mediacom (MC-22) 1533 S. Enterprise, Springfield, MO 65804 Phone: 875-7557;  Fax: 883-0265 Program Director: Randy Hollis Production Manager: Corey Riggs

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KTXR (101.3 FM) KWTO (560 AM, 98.7 FM) KBFL (1060 AM, 99.9 FM) 3000 E. Chestnut, Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: 862-3751 (KTXR); 862-5600 (KWTO);  Fax: 869-7275 Sports Director: Rob Evans

KWFC (89.1 FM) 2316 N. Benton, Sprngfield, MO 65803 Phone: 869-0891; Fax: 866-7525 Sports Director: Gary Longstaff

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March 15 vs. North Dakota State March 17 vs. Minnesota March 19 vs. UNI (Game 1) March 22 vs. Oklahoma State April 12 vs. UMKC (Game 1) April 26 vs. Wichita State April 30 vs. Drake (Game 1) May 7 vs. Evansville (Game 1) May 12-14 - MVC Tournament

Associated Press Sports 215 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108 Phone: (816) 421-4844; Fax: 421-3590

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KOSP (105.1 FM) KKLH (104.7 FM) KOMG (92.9 FM) 319 B E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: 886-5677;  Fax: 886-2155 News Director: Chris Cannon

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The Standard (weekly) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: 836-5272;  Fax: 836-6738 Sports Editor: Jon Poorman

KSMU (91.1 FM) 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: 836-5878;  Fax: 836-5889 News Director: Missy Shelton

Springfield News-Leader (daily) 651 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65801 Phone: 837-1347;  Fax: 864-6677 Sports Editor: Pam Clark MSU Beat Writer: Erin Bolen

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There will be live radio coverage of eight regularseason Missouri State softball games in 2011. The broadcasts can be heard live on KBFL 1060 AM in Springfield.


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Jim Penkalski (Kent St., ’87)  Director Robin Meeks (Memphis, ’79)  Assistant Director Shannon Derricks (West Virginia, ’93)  Assistant Athletic Trainer Tyler Landgraf (Iowa St., ’00)  Assistant Athletic Trainer Amy Luke (Missouri St., ’06)  Assistant Athletic Trainer Steve Sawchak (Missouri St., ’90)  Assistant Athletic Trainer Mitch Hauschildt (South Dakota, ’00)  Rehabilitation/Performance Coordinator Alison Beckett (Missouri St., ’05)  Intern Tim Brazeal (Missouri St., ’09)  Intern Clay Holman (Oklahoma State ’10)  Intern Becky Grant  Administrative Assistant

Athletics Communications (HAMC -- 836-5402)

Rick Kindhart (Missouri St., ’91)  Assistant A.D. for Communications Ben Adamson (Oklahoma St., ’05)  Assistant Director Tim Bohn (Northern Illinois, ’06)  Assistant Director-Web and New Media Eric Doennig (Missouri, ’00)  Assistant Director Kevin Kane (UNI, ’84)  Assistant Jake Gossage (Webster, ’09)  Graduate Assistant Brian Lynch (Ohio, ’08)  Graduate Assistant

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Padraic McMeel (Central Michigan, ’94) Assistant A.D. for External Affairs Stewart Davis (Missouri St., ’04) Director of Marketing & Promotions Mary-Bec Gwyn (Kentucky, ’01) NSM Director of Sales & Marketing Art Hains (SMU, ’76) University Marketing Specialist Beth Messer (Florida State, ’07) NSM Coordinator of Sales & Marketing Megan Keane (Saint Mary’s [Ind.], ’08) Graduate Assistant Katie Streck (Wilmington College, ’08) Graduate Assistant Julie Wright Administrative Assistant

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Intercollegiate Athletics Administration

Building Name (alma mater, class) Position Kyle Moats (SIU Edwardsville, ’88)   Brenda Espy   Lois Goldade Tiffany Akre (Missouri St., ’97)  Casey Comoroski (St. Bonaventure, ’94)   Judy Slothower  Bryan Hicks (Alabama A&M, ’92) Rick Kindhart (Missouri St., ’91) Padraic McMeel (Central Michigan, ’94)  Kyle Yates (Texas A&M, ’04)

Director of Athletics Executive Assistant to Athletics Director Administrative Assistant Associate Director of Athletics for Business Administration Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Administrative Assistant Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Development Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance

Coaches and Support Staff

Keith Guttin (Missouri-St. Louis, ’78)  Brent Thomas (Missouri St., ’82)  Paul Evans (Southern Illinois, ’81) Cuonzo Martin (Purdue, ’00) Jon Harris (Marquette, ’02)  Steve Woodberry (Kansas, ’94)   Kent Williams (Southern Illinois, ’03)  Trevyor Fisher (Missouri St., ’05)   Brenda Essary Nyla Milleson (Kansas St., ’85)  Trish Marsh (Missouri S&T, ’92)  Carly Stubblefield (Missouri St., ’02)  Camryn Whitaker (W. Kentucky, ’05)  Bethany Creed (Drury, ’06)   Barbara Scott Gabby Gomez Sosa (Missouri St., ’05)  TBA Terry Allen (UNI, ’79)  D.J. Vokolek (Nebraska-Kearney, ’92)  Rob Christophel (Austin Peay, ’84)  Rob Bolks (Iowa St., ’74) Wayne Chambers (Oklahoma, ’07) Mike Chandler (Kansas, ’00) Sean Coughlin (Drake, ’01)  Gerald Davis (Missouri St., ’08) Bob Montgomery (Northwestern St., ’97)  Courtney Sanders (Arkansas, ’02) Neal Stafford (Missouri, ’02) Kevin Kane (UNI, ’84) Jon Leamy (Roanoke, ’82)  Mike Seabolt (West Texas A&M, ’00)   David Stockton (Midwestern St., ’06) Rob Brewer (Lynchburg, ’77)  Josh Ganson (Graceland, ’97) David Stockton (Midwestern St., ’06) Holly Hesse (Creighton, ’82)  Sue Frederick (Creighton, ’89)  Beth Perine (Ohio St., ’82) Jack Steck (Indiana St., ’65)  David Collins (Drury, ’05)  Jim Huelskamp (Nebraska, ’89)  Ignacio Gayo (Missouri St., ’09) Ronald Boyce (Murray St., ’89)  Greg Hipp (Appalachian St.,’93)  Brent Hobbs (Clemson, ’05) Melissa Stokes (San Diego St., ’91)  Jeni Jones (Florida, ’99)  Jeremiah Larsen (BYU, ’06) Terry Sauerbry (Maryland, ’98)  Jeremiah Frey (Central College, ’04) Cory Starr (Kansas, ’01) Danny Weathermon Shannon Stanton (Missouri St., ’92) Randy Blackwood (Missouri St., ’80) Keith Boaz (Missouri St., ’00)  Laree Moore (Missouri St., ’88)    Brenda O’Connell

Head Baseball Coach Assistant Baseball Coach Assistant Baseball Coach Head Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Director of Basketball Operations Men’s Basketball Administrative Assistant Head Women’s Basketball Coach Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Director of Women’s Basketball Operations Women’s Basketball Administrative Assistant Head Field Hockey Coach Assistant Field Hockey Coach Head Football Coach Associate Head Football Coach-Defensive Coordinator Assistant Football Coach-Offensive Coordinator Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Assistant Football Coach Head Men’s Golf Coach Head Women’s Golf Coach Head Men’s Soccer Coach Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach Head Women’s Soccer Coach Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Associate Head Softball Coach Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Associate Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach Men’s/Women’s Diving Coach Men’s/Women’s Swimming & Diving Graduate Assistant Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Assistant Track & Field/Head Cross Country Coach Assistant Track & Field Coach Head Volleyball Coach Associate Head Volleyball Coach Assistant Volleyball Coach

Facility and Support Staff

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Men’s Equipment Manager Women’s Equipment Manager Athletics Ticket Manager Executive Director Athletic & Entertainment Facilities Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Assistant Director, Hammons/Plaster/JQH Arena Hammons Student Center Administrative Assistant

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HAMC HAMC FORA HAMC HAMC HAMC FORA HAMC ALUM FORA

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836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-5250 836-5250 836-5250 836-5250 836-5250 836-5250 836-4136 836-4136 836-4136 836-4136 836-4136 836-4136 836-5242 836-5242 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5343 836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-8384 836-8384 836-8384 836-5466 836-5466 836-5466 836-5466 836-5242 836-5242 836-5242 836-8384 836-8384 836-8384

PLAS PLAS FORA HAMC HAMC HHPA HAMC HAMC HAMC

836-6910 836-6910 836-5430 836-5056 836-7678 836-6776 836-5240 836-5240 836-5240

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Dedication.................................March 7, 2009 Seating capacity........................................1,200 Surface......................................... Natural Grass Dimensions............................................. LF 190 ...................................................................... CF 220 ......................................................................RF 190 Seasons........................................ 2009-present First game..................................March 6, 2009 ..................................................... SEMO 4, MSU 1 All-time MSU record.............................. 12-23 Most wins in a season.....................................7 Most losses in a season................................ 12 Longest home win streak..............................3 Longest home losing streak..........................7

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Since moving to NCAA Division I in 1982-83, MSU teams have made 48 NCAA championship appearances. In addition, numerous individuals have represented the University at NCAA championship events. MSU Division I team appearances:

Women’s Basketball (13) 1991 ▪ 1992 (Final Four) 1993 (Sweet 16) ▪ 1994 1995 ▪ 1996 ▪ 1998 ▪ 1999 2000 ▪ 2001 (Final Four) 2003 ▪ 2004 ▪ 2006 Volleyball (9) 1982 ▪ 1990 ▪ 1993 ▪ 2003 2005 ▪ 2006 ▪ 2007 ▪ 2008 Baseball (7) 1987 ▪ 1995 ▪ 1996 ▪ 1997 1999 ▪ 2002 ▪ 2003 (CWS)

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Softball (5) 1983 ▪ 1996 ▪ 1997 ▪ 1998 ▪ 2006

Winston Garland (above left) led the Bears to their first two Division I postseason appearances, including a 65-60 win over fourth-seeded Clemson in MSU’s first-ever NCAA Tournament contest in 1987. Under the guidance of NSCAA/MONDO Midwest Region Coach of the Year Jon Leamy, the 2009 Missouri State Men’s Soccer team (above right) earned its first MVC championship in 10 years and the third NCAA Tournament bid in program history.

Football (2) 1989 ▪ 1990

Men’s Soccer (3) 1997 ▪ 1999 ▪ 2009 Women’s Golf (1) 2001 Men’s Golf (1) 1993

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The 2003 Baseball Bears shocked Nebraska and Ohio State in NCAA regional play to advance to the College World Series for the first time as a Division I program. Led by future Major Leaguers Shaun Marcum and Brad Ziegler, the Bears captured the MVC regular-season crown and finished the campaign with a 40-26 overall record.

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Jackie Stiles set the NCAA record for career points (3,393) as well as the single-season scoring (1,062) record as a senior at Missouri State. Stiles garnered the Honda Awards Program Broderick Cup and was the Wade Trophy recipient as the nation’s top women’s college basketball player in 2001, when she led MSU to its second Final Four in nine years.

The 2009-10 Missouri State Bears of second-year head coach Cuonzo Martin posted the fifth-best turnaround in the nation, capping the year by sweeping the CollegeInsider.com Tournament field for the eighth national tournament title in MSU history. The Bears’ 24-12 record came just one year after an 11-20 campaign in Martin’s first year at the helm.

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Eight Missouri State teams have been crowned national champions at all levels of competition during the first 104 years of intercollegiate athletics at MSU. The 2009-10 men’s basketball team became the most recent to claim a postseason national title, winning the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). MSU national championship teams include:


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ead coach Holly Hesse enters her 23rd season leading the Bears’ program as the winningest coach in Missouri State history with a 569-558-2 record. Her tenure includes two regular-season MVC titles, four MVC tournament crowns and four NCAA Tournament appearances. Hesse recorded her 300th win in 2000, her 400th win in 2004 and joined the 500-victory club with the Bears’ 1-0 triumph over Indiana State on April 22, 2007. Missouri State’s 40-17 record in 2006 included a second-place MVC regular season finish at 18-4, marking the 12th season during Hesse’s guidance the Bears have finished in the top five of the conference standings. The Bears’ march to the MVC Tournament championship included three wins by the score of 4-0, and marked the fourth MSU conference tournament title under Hesse’s guidance. Missouri State advanced to the Los Angeles Regional, as the Bears made their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament under Hesse. The 2006 team’s 40 wins surpassed the school’s previous top win total of 38 set by Hesse’s 1994 squad. The 2006 season marked the sixth 30-win season under Hesse, who has guided the Bears to an average of nearly 26 wins per season since her arrival in 1989. Hesse’s most successful stretch at Missouri State came from 1994-98, when her teams averaged 32 wins per season, won an MVC regular-season championship and three tournament championships. The Bears advanced to the NCAA Tournament in three consecutive seasons from 1996-98. Off the field, Hesse has been active in promoting both the sport of softball and women’s sports in general. She is one of the founding faculty members of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy, and currently serves as president of the Springfield chapter of the Women’s Intersport Network (WIN). A 1982 graduate of Creighton University, Hesse came to Missouri State after two years as an assistant coach at her alma mater. Hesse was a standout pitcher at Creighton, where she was the school’s first 20-game winner, helping the Jays to three consecutive College World Series appearances. A native of Waukon, Iowa, Hesse won an incredible 161 games as a pitcher for Waukon High. She was inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Pitchers’ Hall of Fame in 1979.

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in the east gym of Hammons Student Center, provides the Missouri State men’s and women’s basketball programs expanded options for practice schedules. The hardwood floor brings with it plenty of history, as it was in use in HSC’s main arena from 1985 until February of 2006.

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Physical development of more than 350 student-athletes to increase athletic performance, decrease the chance or severity of injury and enhance sport-specific athletics development are the goals of Missouri State Strength and Conditioning. Head strength coach Terry Sauerbry supervises the 7,200-squarefoot Plaster Strength Center that is utilized by all 16 sports. Sauerbry and his staff guide the student-athletes through programs designed to improve individual skills and overall team performance. The programs integrate all phases of development, including free weights, multi-joint exercises, plyometrics, conditioning, flexibility, speed and nutrition. The strength and conditioning staff works with coaches and Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services to develop programs suited for each sport and its student-athletes. Areas of concern in each participant are identified and a strength program is put in place to address all items with the ultimate goal of improving competitive performance. Located adjacent to the Turner Family Practice Court inside Hammons Student Center, the Jim D. Morris Family Strength and Conditioning Center is the primary strength and conditioning facility of both Missouri State basketball programs. Under the direction of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Physical Performance Coordinator Mitch Hauschildt, the Bears and Lady Bears have access to state-of-the-art training programs and equipment.

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issouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University’s identity is distinguished by its statewide mission in public affairs, requiring a campus-wide commitment to foster competence and responsibility in the common vocation of citizenship. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make wellinformed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society. The task of developing educated persons obligates the University to expand the store of human understanding through research, scholarship and creative endeavor, and drawing from that store of understanding, to provide service to the communities that support it. In all of its programs, the University uses the most effective methods of discovering and imparting knowledge and the appropriate use of technology in support of these activities. The University functions through a multi-campus system that is integrated to address the needs of its constituents.

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IDEA Commons The Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship and Art Commons is a geographic area in downtown Springfield that includes several Missouri State facilities: Brick City (an Art and Design department building) and the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (a scientific research center). The IDEA Commons is an urban research park that will also include privately owned residential, retail and entertainment facilities. It creates an environment that generates creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the Springfield region.

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In addition to the main campus in Springfield, the Missouri State system is comprised of a twoyear branch campus in West Plains, a research campus in Mountain Grove and an extended campus that coordinates telecommunication-based delivery of distance education among and by the three campuses.

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Academics Classes take place in many buildings on the Springfield campus. A few highlights: Craig Hall – Home of the College of Arts and Letters and the Coger Theatre Ellis Hall – Home of the Music Department; has a 250-seat recital hall Glass Hall – Home of the College of Business Administration Hill Hall – Home of the College of Education Karls Hall – Home of the William H. Darr School of Agriculture McDonald Hall and Arena – Home of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Professional Building – Home of the College of Health and Human Services Siceluff Hall – Home of the English Department and the Modern and Classical Languages Department Strong Hall – Home of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs Temple Hall – Home of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Libraries The Missouri State University Library System is composed of four libraries: the Duane G. Meyer Library, the Music Library and the Greenwood Laboratory School Library (all in Springfield), and the Paul G. Evens Library of Fruit Science (Mountain Grove). The Meyer Library offers more than 2 million books and printed materials. The library contains more than 926,000 state and federal government documents and is the only United Nations document depository in the state.

Missouri State has more than 60 buildings on the Springfield campus.

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Located in the state’s third largest city, Missouri State is within a 500-mile radius of nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population.

Missouri State University is one of the 13 four-year, public supported institutions of higher education in Missouri.


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The Missouri State campus is located on 225 acres in the heart of Springfield. The campus is compact - students easily walk from one class to the next in just a few minutes. MSU students experience college life at its best, with more than 250 student organizations from which to choose. During the fall 2009 semester, Missouri State University’s enrollment on Springfield campus was 20,842.

Where Students are From Missouri State students in fall 2009 are from all of Missouri’s 114 counties and from 48 other states, 2 United States territories and 84 countries. 2009 Freshmen Class - Springfield Campus First-time freshmen enrollment: 2,588 ▪ Female: 1,533 (59.2 percent) ▪ Male: 1,055 (40.8 percent)

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This 2,200-seat, multipurpose performance facility brings to campus touring Broadway musical productions, entertainment performances and an emerging concert artist’s recital series. It is the home of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

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Missouri State is proud of its mission in public affairs. The components of the public affairs mission are ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. Through this mission, students develop understanding of issues that affect the local community, the world at large and the environment. The courses they take challenge them to become informed and active citizens. On top of that, opportunities for volunteering and service-learning put students in real-world situations. Missouri State holds a Public Affairs Week and Public Affairs Conference each year to further express the components of the mission. Speakers address topics such as citizenship, democracy, diversity, the economy and sustainability.

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Missouri State students gain a competitive edge through the state’s largest internship program. Students have the opportunities to experience cutting-edge research and interact with nationally recognized faculty and private-industry partners, paving the way for graduates to succeed at top graduate and professional schools across the nation.

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The Honors College provides a program of enhanced, advanced study and recognition for students of unusually strong academic achievement and motivation. The College exists to provide these students with intellectual opportunities beyond those generally found in traditional programs, including smaller and enriched classes and the option to pursue their own research and creative interests.

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Missouri State is one of only 81 institutions - and the only school in Missouri - to be honored by The Princeton Review in its book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.


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Missouri State Fight Song Bear Mascot

The Bear has been a part of Missouri State athletics since a joint committee of MSU students and faculty members chose it as mascot during the 1906-07 school year. The committee also picked maroon and white as the official school colors.

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Springfield has a strong commitment to the arts. First Friday Art Walk is held downtown every month. Venues display photography, pottery, painting, blown glass and more. The annual Artsfest is held on historic Walnut Street, just a short walk from campus. The beautiful Ozarks can be experienced in so many ways. Springfield has many parks, each with a different personality. There’s a Japanese stroll garden, bike trails, a dog park and more.

Movie theaters (including a multiplex and an independent cinema both in walking distance from campus) Hammons Field (home to our Baseball Bears and the Springfield Cardinals minor league team) Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Battlefield Mall Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (one of Missouri’s largest tourist attractions) Dickerson Park Zoo Mediacom Ice Park (skating and hockey) Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield Ballet Springfield Art Museum Springfield Regional Opera Springfield Conservation Nature Center Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

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The Missouri State Athletics website provides the latest information on Missouri State Athletics and is maintained by the MSU Athletics Communications office. Follow Bears online at MissouriStateBears.com, where you will find the most recent news, game results, schedules and rosters for all 16 Missouri State varsity athletic programs. The official website of MSU Athletics is hosted by NeuLion. Live stats for select Missouri State athletic events are accessible on the MSU Athletics site. Additionally, streaming video for select Bears home games, as well as road games when possible, will be available via Bears Live, a subscription-based multimedia service, which can be accessed on MissouriStateBears.com.


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Missouri State Athletics MSU Chronology of Athletics Affiliation 1905: School founded as Missouri State Normal School, Fourth District.

1937: STC joins National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (changed in 1940 to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees. The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to Jana Estergard, Equal Opportunity Officer, Siceluff Hall 296, 901 South National, Springfield, Missouri 65897, (417) 836-4252.

1956: SMS leaves NAIA; affiliates with National Collegiate Athletic Association when NCAA adds College Division.

Intercollegiate Athletics Mission Statement

1908: Normal fields first intercollegiate team with men’s basketball program. 1909: Normal adds football and baseball. (Baseball discontinued in 1915.)

1912: Normal joins with other four-year schools in Missouri in formation of a state-wide athletic conference, now known as the “old MIAA.” 1916: Normal adds men’s outdoor track.

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1924: STC joins in formation of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association with other charter members Northeast Missouri State, Northwest Missouri State, Central Missouri State and Southeast Missouri State. 1931: STC adds men’s tennis.

1932: STC adds men’s indoor track.

1934: University of Missouri-Rolla joins MIAA. 1934: STC adds men’s golf.

1946: School name changed to Southwest Missouri State College

1958: SMS adds men’s cross country and women’s tennis. 1963: SMS adds wrestling. (discontinued 1994).

1964: SMS adds baseball and women’s volleyball. 1965: SMS adds softball and men’s swimming.

1969: SMS adds women’s sports of basketball, indoor/outdoor track, field hockey, cross country and gymnastics. (Gymnastics discontinued in 1979.) 1970: Lincoln University joins MIAA. 1970: SMS adds women’s golf.

1971: SMS joins Association of ­Intercollegiate Athletics for Women and Missouri AIAW. 1972: School name changed to Southwest Missouri State University 1980: University of Missouri-St. Louis joins MIAA.

1981: SMS leaves MIAA; joins Mid-Continent Conference for all men’s sports. Other members are Eastern Illinois, Northern Iowa and Western Illinois. 1981: SMS adds men’s soccer.

1982: SMS joins formation of Association of Mid-Continent Universities with other charter members Cleveland State, Eastern Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Northern Iowa, Valparaiso, Western Illinois and Wisconsin-Green Bay for all men’s sports except football.

1982: SMS joins formation of Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference with other charter members Drake, Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois and Wichita State for all women’s sports. 1982: SMS begins competition on NCAA Division I level for all men’s and women’s sports (football at I-AA level). AIAW dissolves. 1985: Gateway adds football. Mid-Continent dissolves. 1989: Akron and Northern Illinois join AMCU.

1990: SMS leaves AMCU and joins Missouri Valley Conference for seven men’s sports. Other members are Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Illinois State, Indiana State, Southern Illinois, Tulsa and Wichita State. 1991: Northern Iowa joins MVC.

1992: SMS and seven other Gateway schools merge women’s sports into MVC. Gateway Football Conference remains separate league. 1994: Evansville joins MVC.

1996: Tulsa leaves MVC for Western Athletic Conference. Eastern Illinois leaves GFC for Ohio Valley Conference. 1996: SMS adds women’s soccer.

1997: Youngstown State joins GFC.

1998: SMS adds women’s swimming. SMS joins Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference. 2001: Western Kentucky joins GFC.

2005: SMS name changed to Missouri State University. 2005: Field Hockey leaves NorPac and joins Mid-American Conference.

2006: MSU discontinues men’s cross country, men’s indoor and outdoor track and men’s and women’s tennis. Men’s swimming joins Sun Belt Conference. 2007: Division I-AA becomes NCAA FCS (Football Championship Subdivision). Western Kentucky leaves GFC for FBS.

2008: Gateway Football Conference renamed Missouri Valley Football Conference. North Dakota State and South Dakota State join Valley Football. 2008: MSU opens JQH Arena.

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(Approved by the Board of Governors October 1995, revised November 1999, December 2001, October 2003)

Abridged Version Missouri State University (MSU) is committed to an intercollegiate athletics program which complements the mission of the University and operates in accordance with the principles and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As a member of various athletics conferences, MSU is committed to academic and athletics excellence, sound fiscal management practices, enhancement of the physical and educational welfare of student-athletes, equal opportunity, character development, principles of amateurism, as well as the fundamental values of sportsmanship, civility, and the common virtue of good citizenship.

Student-Athlete Code of Conduct

Student-athletes at Missouri State University (“University”) are representatives of their teams, the Department of Athletics and the University. It is a privilege, not a right, to be a member of an intercollegiate athletics program. It has many benefits, but student-athletes receive a higher level of interest from the public and the media. That attention means studentathletes have a responsibility to be positive and effective members of their program, the University and the Department of Athletics.   As a member of an athletics program, student-athletes are expected to demonstrate the pillars of good character by displaying integrity, honesty, respect for others and good sportsmanship in all academic, athletic and social activities. Additionally, student-athletes are to abide by all University policies, Athletic Department, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and conference rules and regulations, as well as city, county, state and federal laws and standards of behavior.   The Student-Athlete Code of Conduct is an Athletic Department policy that applies to all student-athletes including those that are not actively competing in their sport. The standards and expectations set forth apply at all times: in season, out of season, on or off campus, and on and off the playing field. Sanctions will be applied for violation of this Code.   Student-athletes have an obligation to report Code of Conduct violations to their Head Coaches or the Faculty Athletics Representative as soon as possible. Student-athletes who do not conform to this Code may be subject to greater consequences for misconduct that is not reported or that involves multiple or repeat violations.   The Head Coach or Faculty Athletics Representative who learns of a Code of Conduct violation shall report same to the Athletic Director within 24 hours.   A written copy of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct will be provided to student-athletes annually. It will also be included in the Student-Athlete Handbook and will be available online at the missouristatebears.com website.


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Christa Lynn Gammon is the daughter of Jackie and Eileen Gammon ... born September 27, 1988, in Belleville, Ill. ... has one brother, Seth ... majoring in advertising.

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Porter made 41 starts in the MSU outfield as a freshman, batting .205 with three steals ... occupied the No. 2 spot in the Bears’ lineup in 24 games ... recorded six multi-hit games, including a 3-for-4 day against Illinois State (March 21) ... posted a five-game hit streak from March 1-12, batting .412 with two RBIs and five runs scored over that stretch ... had two hits and scored a pair of runs in the Bears’ 13-3 win over Central Arkansas (Feb. 24) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, a stolen base and two runs scored against Saint Louis (March 12) ... was 2-for-3 in MSU’s win at #11 Oklahoma (March 19) to start a three-game stretch in which she posted six hits in nine at-bats.

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Schwark was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for Broken Arrow (Okla.) High, where she was a teammate of fellow Bear Tyler Porter ... was a co-captain on the Lady Tigers’ state championship team and earned all-conference and all-state honors at second base as a senior in 2006 ... helped her team win a school-record 30 games in-a-row ... earned All-Frontier Conference recognition as a third baseman and also was named to the Tulsa all-metro team ... was the all-conference second baseman on a regional championship team as a sophomore and played a reserve role at third base on Broken Arrow’s state championship team as a freshman.

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Schwark made 27 starts at third base and 14 at second, finishing as MSU’s second-leading hitter with a .304 average … her 13 multi-hit and three multi-RBI games also ranked second on the squad … posted a career-long eight-game hitting streak, Feb. 20-March 7, that included five consecutive multi-hit games (Feb. 21-27) ... batted .583 (14-for-24) with seven runs scored and 10 RBIs to help MSU go 6-2 over the course of the eight-game streak … hit .571 (8-for-14) with four runs scored and five RBIs to earn all-tourney honors at the Sleep Inn Classic (Feb. 20-22) … had two doubles vs. Valparaiso and seven assists vs. Tennessee Tech on Feb. 27 at the Frost Classic and hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth-inning to help MSU top Tennessee Tech, 4-0 … went 5-for-14 (.357) over a four-game hit streak (March 22-26) in which the Bears recorded three victories … at Kansas (March 24), recorded a hit, two walks, an RBI and three runs scored to help MSU top the Jayhawks, 13-8 … hit in six consecutive outings, April 15-25, going 8-for-17 (.471) with a pair of doubles … was the Bears’ all-tournament selection at the MVC Championship after going 2-for-4 vs. Bradley (May 7) in MSU’s opening-round loss.

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steals ... was MSU’s second-leading hitter during conference play, posting a .316 batting average ... led the club with eight sacrifice bunts ... recorded four multi-hit games ... committed just two errors in 141 total chances for a .986 fielding percentage ... hit .364 vs. left-handers ... went hitless in her first nine at-bats of the season before going 2-for-2 against SEMO (March 2) to start a seven-game hit streak ... had two hits and drove in two runs against Wichita State (April 2) ... was 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs in a 5-3 win at Evansville (April 20).

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Schwark led the team in hitting (.358), runs batted-in (29), slugging percentage (.535), walks (19) and on-base percentage (.440) as a junior … her seven homers tied four others for the sixth-best total in school history ... posted the fourth-highest batting average in the conference and ranked fourth in the league in hits (57), sixth in on-base percentage (.440) and eighth in total bases (85) to earn first-team All-MVC accolades … rated as the toughest Valley player to strike-out, fanning just 10 times overall and only three times in 25 MVC games ... hit a whopping .469 vs. lefties and .524 as a leadoff batter ... shared team lead with 15 multi-hit games ... recorded four separate hitting streaks of five games or more, including a six-game streak to begin the season … made starts at second, third and in the outfield for the Bears while maintaining a .947 fielding percentage … recorded her 100th career hits March 30 vs. Oklahoma State ... from April 2-10, had a five-game hitting streak while batting .692 with a double and a home run … hit a grand slam May 1 to spark MSU’s three-game sweep of Indiana State ... voted to the MVC All-Tournament team for the second straight year after going 7-for-19 (.368 avg) with a double, two home runs and six RBIs in the Bears’ five games ... honored for her work in the classroom with a CoSIDA Academic All-District VII nod.

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Although limited to just 10 games as a sophomore due to a shoulder injury, Farley proved to be a valuable offensive weapon coming off the bench, batting .286 with five runs batted in in just 17 plate appearances … was 2-for-3 with the bases loaded and 3-for-4 as a pinch hitter ... also batted .364 with runners in scoring position ... drove in four runs over a three-game stretch, March 14-17 ... delivered a two-run pinch-single vs. IUPUI (March 17) in a 12-4 MSU victory.

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In her first season as a Bear, Farley appeared in 30 games, making nine starts … batted .244 with one homer in 41 at-bats … homered in just her third collegiate at-bat, a pinch-hit appearance against Centenary (Feb. 7) … went 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Tennessee Tech (Feb. 27), her lone multi-hit effort of the season.

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Farley joined the Bears from Lake Dallas High School in Corinth, Texas, where she was a four-year starter at catcher ... tabbed District 9-4A Catcher of the Year twice, earning first-team all-district honors as a senior ... named team offensive player of the year all four years at Lake Dallas ... excelled in the classroom as well, receiving all-district academic honors all four years and gaining induction to the National Honor Society.

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Taylor D’Lain Farley is the daughter of Ty and JoAlain Farley ... born December 28, 1989, in Carrollton, Texas ... has one sister, Jordan ... majoring in elementary education with a physical education/coaching emphasis ... plans to pursue a career in teaching and coaching.

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 G-GS AVG 30-9 .244 10-2 .286 40-11 .255

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Replogle was a four-year starting outfielder at Webb City High School in Webb City, Mo. ... helped the Cardinals to 112 victories in 121 games and two state titles, including a perfect 32-0 season as a freshman in 2005, during her four-year career ... was a three-time all-district and All-Southwest Conference performer and capped her career with an all-state selection as a senior ... hit three grand slams during her high school career and received Joplin Globe All-Area recognition as a junior and senior ... also competed in track and basketball at Webb City.

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Replogle saw action in 37 games as a freshman, making 18 starts in the MSU outfield … was fifth on the club with four stolen bases … hit .207 in 23 road games, but just .115 in 14 contests at Killian Softball Stadium … recorded her first hit as a Bear Feb. 21 vs. Butler … went 2-for-4 with her first collegiate home run, two RBIs, a steal and three runs scored to spark the MSU offense in a 13-8 win at Kansas (March 24) … registered hits in

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Though limited by injury to pinch-running duties the last month of the season, Replogle still managed to see time in 48 contests, including 20 starts in center field ... finished with two doubles and four runs batted-in while hitting .217… led the team with six sacrifice hits … turned in a solid performance against IUPUI (March 17) posting both of her doubles on the year in MSU’s 17-2 victory that completed a double-header sweep … scored 11 runs and was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a runner on third and less than two out.

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Rose stepped into the role of staff ace late in the year, with 10 of her 16 starts coming in the last month of the season … recorded a club highs of nine wins, nine complete games and two shutouts ... appeared in 38 games overall to rank fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference ... turned in a 2.23 earned run average in 69.0 innings pitched over 17 MVC outings ... notched 134 strikeouts, which was good for seventh in the conference, and only 38 walks in 160 innings pitched … her 2.89 ERA rated as the ninth-best in the MVC ... registered three saves on the year to tie three others for the top total in the league … was perfect over 4.0 innings pitched with six strikeouts to earn a win and a save in two relief appearances in MSU’s three-game sweep of Creighton (April 2-3) … held Drake scoreless over 11.0 innings, registering 11 strikeouts against just one walk in two appearances; wrapped up a three-hit shutout of the Bulldogs with a 6-0 victory on April 18 ... won one game and saved another, May 1-2 in Missouri State’s three-game sweep of Indiana State ... posted a trio of nine-strikeout performances on the season, including two in the MVC Tournament against Evansville (May 13) and Southern Illinois (May 14) to earn All-MVC Tournament honors ... combined with SIU’s Danielle Glosson for 27 strikeouts over 9.2 innings to match the 17th-highest single-game total in NCAA history ... began a streak of 52 consecutive innings pitched for the Bears on May 8 at UNI; would complete six straight starts, going 4-3 with a 2.29 ERA over that stretch.

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Natalie Ray Rose is the daughter of Bill and Karla Rose ... born January 9, 1990, in Henryetta, Okla. ... has two brothers, Tony and Curt ... majoring in criminology.

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Rose made 25 appearances as a freshman, working primarily out of the bullpen … led the club with 65 strikeouts while walking only seven batters … also posted a team-low .242 batting average against … posted 12.0 scoreless innings, Feb. 6-8, to start her career … made four starts in all, striking out 10 in two of her first three starting assignments ... worked a complete-game, two-hit shutout of Bryant (Feb. 7) in her first collegiate start, and allowed just one run on four hits in a 3-1 win over Wichita State (Feb. 21) … fanned seven hitters in 4.0 shutout innings of relief to earn the victory in MSU’s 8-4 win over Saint Louis (March 8).

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Rose was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starting pitcher for Henryetta High School in Henryetta, Okla. ... tabbed all-state and 8-Star Conference MVP as a senior, posting 25 shutouts, including eight no-hitters ... allowed just seven earned runs as a senior, good for a 0.61 ERA, to help the Lady Knights to district and regional titles and a state runner-up finish ... concluded her high school career as a three-time all-conference and all-county selection ... recorded 1,008 career strikeouts and was a part of three straight district and regional championship squads at Henryetta ... also competed in track and field at Henryetta, posting three straight fourth-place finishes in the discuss at the Oklahoma Class 3A state track and field championships.

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 ERA W-L 3.36 4-5 2.89 9-13 3.02 13-18

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Caitlin Mackenzie Chapin is the daughter of Harry and Julie Chapin … born December 1, 1990, in Springfield, Mo. … has one sister, Courtney ... plans to major in exercise and movement science.

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Chapin completed her career at Ozark (Mo.) High School as one of the area’s most decorated players … batted .450 with 27 home runs for her career and led the Lady Tigers to three district titles … in 2007, she clubbed 11 home runs, which tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in Missouri high school softball history, en route to leading Ozark to a fourth-place Class 4 finish ... a four-time All-Ozarks selection, Chapin finished her prep career among the state of Missouri’s all-time leaders in hits (2nd), doubles (2nd), total bases (2nd), home runs (3rd), runs scored (4th), RBIs (6th) and slugging percentage (7th).

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Chapin appeared in 49 games, making 39 starts in all, as a freshman ... shared team lead with eight home runs, good enough for third all-time in a single season at MSU ... posted eight mult-RBI games to lead the Bears ... drove in 27 runs to rank second on the squad and third on the Bears’ freshman RBI list … batted .359 and slugged. a team-best .641 with five homers in MVC play ... hit .404 and slugged .707—both team highs—in 17 road games ... drove in a season-high four runs with a 2-for-3 day at the plate in the Bears’ 17-2 win over IUPUI (March 17) ... went 7-for-10 in the Bears’ thre-game series at Evansville (March 26-27) with six runs batted-in to launch a team-high seven-game hitting streak, over which she went 11–for-24 (.458) with four home runs and 11 RBIs ... hit key home runs in each of the Bears’ first two games of their series with Creighton April 2, then drove in three runs in the third game to help clinch MSU’s three-game sweep of the three-time defending MVC champions ... batted .500 and drew six walks in MSU’s three games against Bradley (April 10-11).

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Cutter saw action in 51 games as a freshman, including 48 starts at shortstop … her seven steals was second-highest total on the team ... finished fifth on the squad with 30 hits … batted .294 in 25 Valley games and .326 at home … recorded seven multi-hit games ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base at Evansville (March 27) … recorded hits in four of her eight at-bats in the Bears’ first-ever road sweep of Creighton (April 2-3) ... went 4-for-11 (.364) in MSU’s three-game sweep of Indiana State (May 1-2) ... turned in a season-high four-game hit streak, April 28-May 2, going 5-of-14 (.357) to help the Bears go 3-1 over the same stretch.

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Cutter was an all-state and all-region selection as a senior at Oklahoma City’s Western Heights High School in 2008 ... earned first-team all-conference honors as a utility player her last two years as a prep after picking up second-team and honorable mention recognition in her sophomore and freshman years, respectively … competed in basketball, cross country and soccer at Western Heights as well.

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Kirstin Ann Cutter is the daughter of Michael and Cindy Cutter … born February 6, 1991, in Okahoma City … has two sisters, Megan and Rachael ... plans to major in general business.

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 G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HP SO OB% SB-A 51-48 .240 125 13 30 0 0 0 3 30 .240 2 0 34 .252 7-10 51-48 .240 125 13 30 0 0 0 3 30 .240 2 0 34 .252 7-10

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Lauren Nicole Eisenreich is the daughter Jim and Leann Eisenreich … born May 26, 1991, in Kansas City, Mo. … has three brothers, Tyler, Zachary and Matthew ... father is a former professional baseball player who spent 15 seasons in the Major Leagues with five different clubs … plans to major in psychology.

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Eisenreich earned all-district honors in helping Blue Springs High School to the Missouri Class 4 title with a perfect 32-0 record in 2008 … was a part of three district championship squads at Blue Springs, picking up all-area recognition four times and all-region honors in each of her final two seasons as a prep.

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Eisenreich made 26 starts as a freshman, including a team-high 22 in left field … committed just one error in 40 fielding chances ... batted .368 as a lead-off hitter ... six of her 13 hits went for extra bases, finishing with four doubles and two home runs on the season … batted .286 and slugged .500 in 14 neutral-field contests ... recorded her best offensive performance of the season against UMKC (March 7), going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI ... doubled, scored a run and drove in another in game one of a doubleheader March 27 at Evansville ... clubbed her first home run as a Bear in the second game vs. the Purple Aces to help the Bears sweep the twinbill ... batted .333 in four games vs. Evansville, with all three of her hits going for extra bases ... delivered what proved to be the game-winning blow vs. UNI (May 13) in the quarterfinal round of the MVC Championship, belting a three-run homer in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie in an eventual 4-3 MSU victory.

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Hargrove started 51 games behind the plate as a freshman … threw-out 14 of 70 would-be base stealers … recorded five sacrifice bunts, good for second on the team ... batted .281 as a lead-off hitter ... posted two separate six-game hitting streaks: went 7-for-13 with five runs scored and three RBIs, March 9-17, then batted .421 (8-for-19) March 19-27 … hit her lone homer of the season against IUPUI (March 17) … batted .333 vs. both Evansville and Wichita State ... batted .348 with three doubles, a home run and eight runs scored in March, recording all three of her multi-hit games on the year in the month.

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Hargrove was a four-year starter and three-time all-conference selection as a catcher for Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kan. … earned firstteam Kansas 5A all-state honors as a senior in 2009 … batted .385 with 10 steals en route to garnering team MVP and first-team All-Kaw Valley League recognition as a junior … played club ball for the DeSoto Belles.

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Madison Beth Hargrove is the daughter of Tom and Pam Hargrove … born November 20, 1990, in Merriam, Kan. … has one brother, Jaxon, and one sister, Aly ... plans to major in dietetics at MSU.

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 G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HP SO OB% SB-A 51-51 .207 111 9 23 1 0 1 3 27 .243 8 1 34 .267 0-0 51-51 .207 111 9 23 1 0 1 3 27 .243 8 1 34 .267 0-0

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Pierce was a four-year starter at Plano (Texas) Senior High, where she earned three all-district nods … hit .485 with three homers and broke her own school record with a .530 on-base percentage in leading the Wildcats to a district championship as a junior … was named an NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete in 2008 ... earned all-district recognition as a pitcher in 2007, going 12-2 with a 2.22 ERA as a sophomore … named District 8-5A Freshman of the Year after hitting .351 and posting an 11-5 record and 1.63 ERA in 2006 … played travel ball for the Texas Glory Gold, a team that featured 13 players committed to play at Division I institutions … graduated with honors from Plano Senior High.

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Pierce made 13 starts and saw action in 41 games overall as a freshman ... four of her eight hits on the year went for extra bases, including three home runs … drove in 10 runs in just 70 plate appearances to rank sixth on the club ... batted .333 with the bases loaded and .400 as a lead-off hitter ... also came through with runners on third and less than two out, hitting a whopping .571 ... posted three multi-RBI games to rank fifth on the team ... registered a three-game hit streak, Feb. 13-19 ... belted her first collegiate home run March 6 vs. SEMO—a fifth-inning grand slam that proved to be the difference in the Bears’ 7-3 win that snapped their school-record 12-game losing streak … came off the bench to hit a pinchhomer April 17 at Drake … delivered a back-breaking two-run homer to help seal the Bears’ 6-1, elimination-game victory over Illinois State in the MVC Championship (May 14).

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A versatile athlete, Kerri Cunningham will be looked upon to provide depth in the Bears’ outfield and on the basepaths in her first year in a Missouri State uniform.

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Brentz was a three-time all-conference selection as an infielder at Parkway South High School ... swiped 50 bases in her career and helped lead the Patriots to a Missouri Class 4 runner-up finish as a junior in 2008 .... playing on a team that produced three Division I signees, Brentz added all-district and all-region honors to her resume after leading South in hitting with a .450 average as a senior in 2009.

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Ashley Brentz comes to the Missouri State program with the reputation as a speedy left-handed slapper who can play a number of different positions.

Ashley Nichole Brentz is the daughter of Steve and Patty Brentz ... born October 29, 1991, in St. Louis ... has one brother, Jacob ... plans to major in political science and pursue a career in law once her collegiate career is complete.

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Cunningham comes to Missouri State after lettering three years as an infielder/outfielder at Warrenton High School ... earned all-conference and all-district honors as a senior outfielder ... picked up second-team all-conference recognition as an infielder her junior year ... also competed in basketball and track and field, posting a third-place finish in the 400 meters at the MSHSAA Class 3 state meet as a senior. Kerri Lynn Cunningham is the daughter of Mark and Laura Cunningham ... has one sister, Sarah, and one brother, John ... plans to major in occupational therapy.

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Heather R. Duckworth is the daughter of Jerry and Kim Duckworth ... born March 1, 1992, in Garland, Texas ... has one brother, Nathan, and one sister, Stephanie ... plans to pursue a career in coaching.

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Neff joins the Bears after wrapping up a standout four-year prep career as a pitcher and shortstop at Freeburg Community High School ... earned first-team All-Cahokia Conference honors each of her last three seasons, and picked up St. Louis all-metro recognition from the Belleville News Democrat as a junior and senior ... batted .521 and led the Midgets in RBIs as a junior ... honored for her academic work as well with a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete citation in 2010 ... also earned three varsity basketball letters at Freeburg Community.

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Savannah Rae Wiggins is the daughter of Mark and Patricia Wiggins ... born May 22, 1992, in Kingwood, Texas ... has one sister, Madison ... plans to major in anthropology.

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ead coach Holly Hesse enters her 23rd season leading the Bears’ program as the fifth-winningest coach in Missouri Valley Conference history with 569 victories. Hesse joined the 500-victory club with the Bears’ 1-0 triumph over Indiana State on April 22, 2007. Hesse is the winningest coach in Missouri State history with a 569-558-2 record. Her tenure includes two regular-season MVC titles, four MVC tournament crowns and four NCAA Tournament appearances. Hesse recorded her 300th win in 2000 and her 400th win in 2004. In two of the last three years, Hesse’s Bears overcame up-and-down regular seasons to play their best softball when it mattered most. At the 2008 State Farm MVC Tournament, the Bears rode the right arm of senior All-MVC performer Melissa Porche to wins over Evansville, Southern Illinois and Illinois State, moving MSU to within one game of an NCAA Tournament berth. At last year’s Valley Championship, the Bears once again turned to their ace in the circle to surprise the field with wins over two of the league’s top four teams, as sophomore righty Natalie Rose pitched six straight complete games to lead MSU to three wins in all before regular-season champ Southern Illinois ended the Bear’s quest for a sixth NCAA bid with a 4-3 decision in the semifinal round. Nevertheless, three Bears—all of whom return in 2011—earned AllMVC honors in 2010 under Hesse’s direction and the tutelege of long-time associate head coaches Sue Frederick and Beth Perine. Both Jenna Schwark and Caitlin Chapin were named to Valley’s first team, while Christa Gammon earned second-team recognition. Missouri State’s 40-17 record in 2006 included a second-place MVC regular season finish at 18-4, marking the 12th season during Hesse’s guidance the Bears have finished in the top five of the conference standings. At the MVC Tournament in Omaha, Neb., Missouri State knocked off the regular-season champs, Illinois State, in the semifinals and defeated Wichita State for the title. The Bears’ march to the championship included three wins by the score of 4-0, and marked the fourth MSU conference tournament title under Hesse’s guidance. Missouri State advanced to the Los Angeles Regional, as the Bears made their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament under Hesse. The 2006 team’s 40 wins surpassed the school’s previous top win total of 38 set by Hesse’s 1994 squad. The 2006 season marked the sixth 30-win season under Hesse, who has guided the Bears to an average of nearly 27 wins per season since her arrival in 1989. Hesse’s most successful stretch at Missouri State came from 1994-98, when her teams averaged 32 wins per season, won an MVC regular-season championship and three tournament championships. The Bears advanced to the NCAA Tournament in three consecutive seasons from 1996-98. In 1996, Hesse led Missouri State to its first MVC title and its first NCAA berth since 1983 as the Bears rang up a 34-22 record, won four straight games to collect the conference crown in Normal, Ill., before competing in the NCAA Regional at Fullerton, Calif. The 1997 season saw the Bears finish 35-26 and become just the second team in

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Gateway/MVC history to win back-to-back tourney titles. Missouri State claimed the league crown in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and represented the Valley in the NCAA Regional at Norman, Okla. The thrilling, come-from-behind Missouri State win over Southern Illinois in the 1997 MVC winners’ bracket final was Hesse’s 228th career victory, making her the school’s winningest softball coach. In 1998, Missouri State became the first team in league history to threepeat, winning its third straight Valley crown and again punching a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears played in the NCAA Regional at Stillwater, Okla., and ended the season with a 31-22 record. Hesse won Gateway Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1992, after guiding Missouri State to a 14-4 mark and the regular-season title. In 1994, she led MSU to the Missouri Valley crown with a 13-3 record and was again voted coach of the year. The 1994 Missouri State club set a school record with 38 wins, won the MVC regular-season title by three games and took second in the league tournament, which MSU hosted. Off the field, Hesse has been active in promoting both the sport of softball and women’s sports in general. She is one of the founding faculty members of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy, which was created to enhance the skills and perspectives of women coaches, and to aid in the retention of women coaches in intercollegiate athletics. She also currently serves as president of the Springfield chapter of the Women’s Intersport Network (WIN). In 2003, Hesse authored a coaching book, which is available on CD, entitled “The Diamond of Success: A Philosophical Model for Coaching”. A 1982 graduate of Creighton University, Hesse came to Missouri State after two years as an assistant coach at her alma mater. Creighton compiled a record of 72-31, won a High Country Conference title and was ranked in the top 20 in Hesse’s two seasons there. Before her two years in Omaha, Hesse served as an assistant coach for two seasons each at Iowa State University and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she earned her master’s degree in sport management in 1984. Hesse also coached for two seasons at Waukon (Iowa) High, her prep alma mater. Hesse was a standout pitcher at Creighton, where she became the school’s first 20-game winner and helped the Jays to three consecutive College World Series appearances. A native of Waukon, Iowa, Hesse won an incredible 161 games as a pitcher for Waukon High. She was inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Pitchers’ Hall of Fame in 1979.

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Dr. James E. Cofer, Sr., began his first year as president of Missouri State University on August 2. He was introduced to the campus and Springfield community as the school’s 10th president on May 14, following a nationwide search. Cofer came to Springfield after serving as president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 2002. He replaced Dr. Michael T. Nietzel, who had been MSU’s president since July 2005. Additionally, Cofer will be a tenured professor in MSU’s College of Business Administration. “I am deeply honored by the Board’s decision and its confidence in me,” Cofer said on May 14. “I have been a fan of Missouri State University for many years and I look forward to continuing the good work that has been done here. Working with the faculty, staff, students, community, governmental leaders and all other constituent groups, I think we can create and achieve a shared vision for the university.” Cofer earned a reputation as the leader of an “extraordinary renaissance” at the University of Louisiana at Monroe over his eight years as president. When he and his wife, Deborah, arrived at ULM in 2002, they immediately began the “Reclaiming Our Campus” campaign, which involved more than 2,000 students, faculty, staff, community leaders, and area citizens who cleaned, planted flowers and repainted the campus. Shortly thereafter, Cofer developed an ambitious visionary plan that included more than $80 million in new construction and renovations on campus. Students, whose academic achievements continue to proliferate every year, now enjoy the newest, up-to-date residence halls, state-of-the-art “smart classrooms,” a completely-renovated Student Union Building and multiple campus security improvements. In 2007, students rated ULM higher than ever before – breaking a record for student satisfaction at the institution and surpassing student satisfaction at the national level. With the help of engaged faculty, ULM also patterned its mathematics and English course redesigns after the National Center for Academic Transformation’s Roadmap to Redesign philosophy, utilizing sound methodology, student-centered learning, clear assessment criteria and effective technology incorporation in 2007. To further encourage student success, ULM implemented living-learning communities, peer and faculty mentoring programs, extensive undergraduate research initiatives and advanced technological modalities. Cognizant of adult learners and today’s busy student, Cofer advocated “anytime, anywhere, anyplace instruction,” resulting in additional online courses and degree programs at ULM. Cofer earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in December 1998. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1971 and his MBA in 1975, both from Mississippi State University. Prior to becoming president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in March of 2002, Cofer served as vice president for finance and administration for the University of Missouri System from 1998-2002. Prior to that, he was vice president for finance and administration for the University of Arkansas System from 1995-98; Eisenhower Fellow in Budapest, Hungary, in 1995-96; and vice chancellor for fiscal affairs and treasurer of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia from 1991-95. He also has held positions in finance and administration with the Mississippi Power and Light Company; Murray State University; the State of Mississippi; and the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Cofer and his wife, Deborah, have two children and two grandchildren.


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Moats Resume Summary Professional Background Years School Position 1985-88 SIUE Student-Athlete (Golf) Student Assistant Coach (MBB) 1989-91 Kentucky Graduate Assistant 1991-93 Kentucky Coordinator of Promotions and Special Events 1993-96 Kentucky Director of Marketing, Promotions and Licensing 1996-2004 Kentucky Assistant AD for Marketing 2004-06 Marquette Senior Associate AD 2006-09 Louisville Associate AD for National Marketing 2009-present Missouri State Director of Athletics Education Southern Illinois University Edwardsville B.S. in Physical Education, 1988

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Tiffany (Wilson) Akre will begin her second year on the Missouri State Athletics staff, after joining the department as associate director of athletics for business affairs last September. Akre is a native of Farmington, Mo., and has an extensive background in accounting, payroll, and business affairs for a number of organizations. Most recently, she spent eight years as vice president of finance for McQueary Brothers Drug Company in Springfield. In 2008, she was named senior team leader for McQueary’s finance acquisition team. As the associate athletic director for business administration, Akre is responsible for all phases of the business operation for the athletic department, which includes development and management of the annual budget and the supervision of daily business operations. She also serves as sport administrator for men’s and women’s golf. A 1997 graduate of Missouri State, Akre is also an on-line instructor for the University of Phoenix. She also holds an MBA from Regis University in Denver.

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Bryan Hicks begins his second year as Missouri State’s associate athletics director for student development. Prior to his arrival in Springfield in August 2009, Hicks spent 12 years at the University of Louisville and five as assistant athletic director for academics, overseeing the academic responsibilities for the Cardinal football team and stadium computer lab. The Huntsville, Ala., native also served on the University’s Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, the Directors Council for University Wide Advising and coordinated U of L’s Student-Athletes of Color Combining Opportunity and Responsibility for Excellence. A college basketball and baseball standout at Tuskegee University, he received his bachelors degree in marketing from Alabama A&M in 1992 and earned his master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Portland State in 1996. He had served as a compliance coordinator, associate director for academic services, and an academic advisor prior to taking on his current role at Louisville in 2003. He also has coaching and multicultural admissions experience at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore. He and his wife, Kellie, are the parents of three children, Hailey, Sydney and Garrett.

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Casey Comoroski enters her third full year as associate director of athletics and her eighth year overall at Missouri State. Comoroski oversees the operations of several of the institution’s 16 men’s and women’s sports programs. In addition, she has oversight of the Bears’ compliance, athletic training and strength and conditioning programs and serves as the primary personnel administrator for intercollegiate athletics. Comoroski joined the MSU staff in March 2003 as assistant director of athletics for compliance, a post in which she served until succeeding Darlene Bailey as associate athletics director in September of 2006. A native of Nanticoke, Pa., Comoroski came to MSU from Coastal Carolina University, where she had been assistant athletics director for compliance since 1998. At Coastal Carolina, Comoroski’s responsibilities included overseeing budgets for some of the school’s 17 sports, working in game operations, supervising the hosting of conference championships and directing summer sports camps. She was honored as the Big South Compliance Director of the Year in 2000.   Comoroski graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1994 and earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in 1996. She served one year as an intern in the Syracuse University athletics compliance office and spent two years in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference compliance section. A four-year starter in women’s basketball at St. Bonaventure, Comoroski was inducted into the school’s athletics hall of fame in February 2007. Additionally, she was inducted into the Luzerne County (Pa.) Sports Hall of Fame in August 2010.

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Missouri State alumnus Rick Kindhart is in his third year directing MSU’s athletics communications efforts and his second as assistant director of athletics. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department, he is the primary contact for Bears’ football and men’s basketball and serves on the University Marketing Council and the NCAA Self-Study Committee. Kindhart came to Missouri State in July 2008 after serving as assistant executive director for communications for the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for a total of 11 years. Kindhart began his stint at MSHSAA in 1996 as communications and publications director and filled that role until 2000, when he accepted the job of statistics coordinator for the NCAA in Indianapolis. He returned to MSHSAA in 2001 and was promoted to assistant executive director on July 1, 2005. Kindhart graduated cum laude from Missouri State University in 1991,and received his master’s degree in 1993 from Southeast Missouri State, where he served as assistant sports information director from 1991-93. From 1993-96, he was sports information director at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, Society for American Baseball Research, and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and is the recipient of numerous regional and national writing and publication awards. He and his wife, Christy, have two children, Matt and Shelby.

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Padraic McMeel enters his third full year at Missouri State after assuming the post of assistant director of athletics for external affairs in February 2008. In his first two-plus years at MSU, McMeel has directed the implementation of the seat selection program for JQH Arena, the Bears’ and Lady Bears’ new state-of-the-art $67 million basketball facility which opened in November 2008. McMeel is also charged with overseeing the efforts of the Missouri State athletics marketing staff. McMeel came to Missouri State after serving as associate director of the Golden Knights Club (GKC) and director of premium seating at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In that position, he was responsible for suite and club seat sales and assisted with GKC annual giving. He spent a year as assistant director of GKC before becoming associate director in 2006. Prior to his stint at UCF, McMeel spent time in the athletic departments at Illinois State and Central Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree in sport administration from Central Michigan in 1994 and received his master’s degree from CMU in athletic administration in 2005. McMeel lives in Springfield with his wife, Ashley, their daughter, Logan, and son, Casen.

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Dr. Bruce Johnson is in his 15th year as the chairman of the MSU faculty committee on intercollegiate athletics and the university’s voting representative to the annual NCAA convention. Johnson, a 1962 graduate of the University of MissouriColumbia, retired from his faculty position in the MSU Department of Agriculture in July 2009 after 31 years at the school. He continues to teach on a part-time basis. Johnson earned his master’s degree in 1965 from Iowa State and his doctorate from Missouri in 1970. Johnson, whose son, Phil, was MSU’s starting quarterback in 1993, has served on the MSU faculty senate and the faculty relations committee and has won a number of awards during his teaching career.

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Kyle Yates begins his third year as assistant director of athletics for compliance after joining the Missouri State athletics staff in July 2008. Yates came to MSU after spending three years as assistant director of athletics compliance at TCU. His duties included monitoring the activity of coaches and staff for NCAA rules compliance, as well as the oversight of maintenance on the TCU athletics compliance web site. At Missouri State, Yates is responsible for the organization and overall administration of the MSU athletic department’s NCAA compliance program, including the certification of eligibility and coordination of financial aid for student-athletes. He is also charged with monitoring coaches’ activities relative to rules compliance, and administering educational measures for athletics staff members. A 2004 graduate of Texas A&M, Yates completed his MBA from TCU in 2007.

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Jim Penkalski enters his second full year as director of Missouri State Athletic Medical and Rehabilitation Services and his 21st year overall at MSU. Penkalski took over as head of the MSU athletic training program in March 2009 following the retirement of Ivan Milton. Penkalski oversees a staff of six full-time certified athletic trainers, three intern athletic trainers and a host of student trainers. A Broadview Heights, Ohio, native, Penkalski also fills the role of primary athletic trainer for baseball and has worked with a number of MSU athletic programs throughout his tenure. Penkalski competed in football and wrestling at Brecksville High before completing his undergraduate degree in physical education from Kent State in 1987. He then moved on to Northern Michigan for his graduate studies, completing his master’s degree in 1989. Penkalski and his wife, Missy, have three children, Amanda, Katelyn and Russell.

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Springfield native Randy Blackwood is entering his 27th year at Missouri State and his sixth as executive director of athletic and entertainment facilities. Blackwood earned his bachelor’s degree in speech and theatre from Missouri State in 1980. He has been involved in public assembly venue management since 1981, serving as the Fine Arts Auditorium Manager at the University of Georgia for four years before returning to his alma mater in 1984. During his tenure at MSU, Blackwood has been involved in the administration of Hammons Student Center and Plaster Sports Complex, including the last nine years as director of the two facilities. On July 1, 2005, he was named executive director of the University’s three top public venues, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Hammons Student Center, and Plaster Sports Complex. In 2008, Blackwood added another on-campus facility to the list of venues he oversees with the opening of JQH Arena. Blackwood is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM). He is also a member of the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Blackwood resides in Springfield with his wife, Joyce OwenBlackwood.

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The Bears Fund The Bears Fund is the annual fund-raising program for Missouri State intercollegiate athletics that was established in 1981 in conjunction with the move of MSU athletics to NCAA Division I status.   The fund’s name stands for “Building Excellence in Athletics through Recruiting and Scholarships,” and its impact on Missouri State Athletics has grown substantially throughout the 29 years of its existence. The 2009-10 drive netted over $2.75 million, marking the 22nd year in a row in which total contributions to The Bears Fund have gone beyond $1 million.   The fund is administered by the Missouri State University Foundation with additional input from coaching and administrative staff members in intercollegiate athletics.   Contributors of $50 or more during each year are recognized as members at various giving levels in The Bears Fund, and as such, receive benefits within the athletic program, including game program recognition, online athletics newsletter, and parking and postseason ticket considerations.   Bears Fund gifts may be earmarked for specific sports or general use and the money is used to enhance MSU athletics, particularly in the areas of scholarships and recruiting. Contributions may be cash, gifts in kind of goods or services, matching gifts from employers, bequests or life income trusts and honorary or memorial gifts.   An additional fund-raising event that’s a popular latesummer social event for MSU fans is the Missouri State Auction Benefiting Athletics. Held in August for each of the past 23 years, the auction has generated additional income for athletic uses with an evening of food, fun and entertainment.   Individuals and businesses donate goods or services for sale at the auction, and the income derived from that sale goes to intercollegiate athletics. Items available for purchase at the auction since it began in 1987 have included automobiles, a thoroughbred racehorse, country club memberships, advertising packages, travel opportunities including road trips with MSU athletic teams, furs, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and unique items such as the chance to join MSU coaches on the sidelines during varsity contests. Fifteen of the last sixteen auctions have netted more than $100,000 for MSU Athletics, and the 2009 auction raised more than $110,000.


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Keith Boaz enters his fifth year as director of JQH Arena/ Hammons Student Center/Plaster Sports Complex and his eighth year overall as a member of the Missouri State athletics staff. Boaz began his work at MSU in a dual role as assistant director of athletics development and marketing and assistant director of Hammons Student Center/Plaster Sports Complex in August 2003. A 2002 graduate of Missouri State, Boaz served as assistant director of operations at Jordan Valley Ice Park before joining the University’s staff. Boaz lives in Springfield with his wife, Bethany, their daughter, Averie, and son, Bradie.

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Terry Sauerbry enters his fifth year as head strength and conditioning coach for the 16 MSU intercollegiate sports in 201011. Sauerbry began his current role at MSU in 2006 after serving in a similar capacity at the University of Rhode Island. He established the Rhode Island athletics strength and conditioning program where none had previously existed. Like MSU, Rhode Island is an NCAA FCS school. Prior to his tenure at Rhode Island, Sauerbry was associate strength coach at Temple University from 1998 to 2005. Previously, he was an assistant strength coach at the University of Maryland from 1997 through 1998. A native of Langhome, Pa., Sauerbry competed as a studentathlete on the football team at Maryland before graduating from the school in 1998 with a degree in kinesiological sciences. He also earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Temple in 2000.

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Fourth Year at Missouri State Stewart Davis begins his first full year as director of marketing and promotions and his fourth year overall with Missouri State athletics. Davis was named director of marketing and promotions in April 2010 and is responsible for overseeing game operations and group ticket sales strategies for MSU Athletics. He is also charged with coordinating the Bears’ Career Experience program. Davis initially came to Missouri State as assistant director of athletics development in 2007 following a one-year stint as a marketing assistant at Western Kentucky. A Missouri State alum, Davis graduated with his undergraduate degree in organizational commications in 2004. He completed his master’s degree in sport administration from the University of Kansas in 2006. Davis and his wife, Alisha, were married in June and reside in Springfield.

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edemption was sweet last spring for the Missouri State softball team and 22nd-year head coach Holly Hesse. The Bears returned to the upper half of the Missouri Valley Conference standings for the first time in four years, finishing in a tie for fourth place. MSU then mounted a charge through the State Farm MVC Championship in Des Moines, before coming up just a base hit short of advancing to the title game. While the Bears’ renaissance culminated in a series of all-around extraordinary performances at the league meet, the foundation of their turnaround was laid well in advance. In fact, the signs were there all along the way: they were there in a recordshattering offensive display in mid-March; they were there in a pair of gut-wrenching, one-run losses to nationally-ranked Oklahoma State; they were there in a landmark three-game road sweep of three-time defending MVC champ Creighton; they were there in the form of a talented freshman class that contributed from day one; they were there throughout the year with the collective performances of three juniors who etched their names alongside some of the program’s greatest players; and they were there when a sophomore stepped in the circle in early May and refused to leave, repeatedly willing her team to victory at the most critical point of the season. All that after the Valley coaches picked MSU seventh in the league’s preseason poll. All that after returning just four regular starters from a 19-25 squad the previous season. All that after the Bears staggered out of the gate with seven straight defeats to surpass the school record for consecutive losses. All that after being outscored 28-5 over a four-game span in March that included a pair of losses to eventual league champion Southern Illinois on the opening weekend of MVC play. It was quite a comeback for a team that, despite utilizing a lineup that had combined for just 11

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career homers entering the season, ultimately tied the Missouri State single-season home run record. Quite a comeback for a team that, despite its 21-32 overall record, extended a long-standing tradition of excellence in the MVC tournament to come within a whisper of taking down the meet’s top seed— twice. Yes, redemption was certainly sweet for the 2010 Bears.

Humble Beginnings

The strong finish for Missouri State probably could not have been predicted based on the Bears’ rocky first month of the season. After dropping their last five games of the 2009 season, the Bears went winless in three contests at the Stetson Lead-Off Classic (Feb. 13-14), followed by four straight setbacks at the North Texas Sleep Inn Classic (Feb. 19-20) to surpass the previous school-record dry spell of 10 games, which occurred during the 1989 season. MSU finally stopped its 12-game slide with a 7-3 win over SEMO to open play at the Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament on March 6. Following a 4-1 loss to Valparaiso in their first game at the Kansas Invitational, the Bears’ record stood at 2-11, which represented the worst start to a season on record at Missouri State. Despite the tough start, the Bears could take consolation in their second win in as many years against Kansas (March 14) and in the fact that six of their first 12 defeats had been one-run decisions.

represented its highest single-game total in more than three years. After dropping four straight contests to Rutgers (March 18) and Southern Illinois (March 19), MSU got a 1-0 shutout from Lauren Supak to squeak past Wichita State (March 24), then posted another big offensive weekend vs. Evansville in their first Valley road trip of the season, March 26-27. Led by junior Christa Gammon’s career effort, the Bears battered UE pitching, hitting .362 for the weekend to claim the first of three straight conference series victories by taking two of the three games.

History in the Making

Missouri State came up just short in its second contest of the year against a ranked opponent, falling by a 3-2 score to 15th-ranked Oklahoma State on March 30 in Stillwater. Coupled with a rejuvenated offensive attack, the close call with one of the nation’s elite teams propelled the Bears to a historic road sweep over three-time defending conference champion Creighton (April 2-3). MSU beat three-time Valley Pitcher of the Year Tara Oltman, 4-1, in game one, then scratched out a late run to rally past the Jays for a 3-2 win in the second tilt of the series. The Bears finished off their first-ever three-game sweep of CU with a convincing 5-1 decision.

Tough Sledding

Riding high after the promising road trip to Omaha, the Bears returned to Killian Stadium for a six-game home stand, beginning with a return match-up against Oklahoma State (April 8). Lauren Supak Bouncing Back The Bears showed signs of coming out of their early- continued a string of strong outings in the circle, season hibernation, turning in their most-productive holding the Cowgirls to just two hits through the two-game stretch ever in a doubleheader sweep of first six innings of a scoreless duel. But OSU’s Megan IUPUI on March 17. Missouri State scored 29 runs and Castle led-off the seventh with what would prove to pounded out six homers, which more than doubled be a game-clinching homer to left for a 1-0 Cowgirl its season total. MSU’s 17 runs scored in game two triumph.

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hitters for the second time in as many days, and the duo’s 27 combined K’s tied for the 17th-highest single-game total in NCAA Division I history. The Bears had a chance to push across the go-ahead run in the eighth, putting a runner on third base with one out. But Glosson recorded two straight Bears to work out of the jam and preserve the scoreless tie. Ultimately, SIU’s Cristina Trapani ended the affair with a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Salukis a 2-0 win. Faced with an elimination contest against Illinois State, the Bears responded with one of their best performances of the season to coast to a 6-1 win. Rose held the Redbird bats in check throughout, allowing just one run on six hits while fanning seven batters. Schwark continued her torrid streak at the plate, going 3-for-4 with her second home run of the tournament and three RBIs, and Stevie Pierce became the second MSU freshman in as many days to come up with a crucial round-tripper. Her pinchhit, two-run homer in the top of the seventh put the final nail in the Redbirds’ coffin, turning a 3-1 game in to a four-run MSU cushion. The victory over ISU earned the Bears a rematch with SIU for a shot at playing Creighton in the championship game. The Bears got off to a solid start, plating two runs in the top of the first courtesy of an SIU error and a Knehans RBI single to right. But the Salukis responded with back-to-back homers in the bottom half, then took control of the game in the second on Haley Gorman’s two-run shot to right for a 4-2 lead. Rose’s heroic streak of 52 consecutive innings pitched for the Bears finally came to an end when Lauren Supak came on in relief in the third. The senior picked up the slack by tossing four scoreless innings to give MSU a chance to rally. Knehans drew the Bears to within 4-3 with her eighth home run of the season in the fourth, and the Bears put a runner in scoring position with one out in the sixth. But Glosson slammed the door again, getting a pair of pop-ups to end the inning before closing out the one-run victory.

MSU recovered from its second one-run loss to OSU by taking two out of three from Bradley (April 10-11). After splitting a doubleheader to open the series, the Bears rode a standout relief effort from Natalie Rose to earn a 2-1 win to post their third straight MVC series win. Wichita State threw a roadblock into the Bears’ march toward the top of the Valley standings, however, sweeping a doubleheader on April 14 to initiate a four-game losing streak for MSU. The Bears dropped their first two games at Drake (April 17-18) before stopping the skid behind Rose’s three-hit shutout of the Bulldogs in a 6-0 victory. The win provided a temporary respite from a difficult stretch in the schedule for the Bears, but four straight home losses followed, dropping MSU to a season-low 14-games under the .500-mark. Another one-run defeat—this time to perennial NCAA participant Tulsa (April 21)—kicked off a seven-game home stand, before Illinois State would put on an offensive display in a doubleheader sweep on April 25. The Redbirds pounded out 23 hits, including seven long balls, and tied an NCAA record by clubbing four consecutive home runs in their 11-1 win in game two.


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Junior infielder Christa Gammon finished the conference season as the Valley’s leader in hits with 34 safeties in MVC play en route to earning Second-Team All-MVC honors. Her .395 batting average over 25 league games ranked third in the circuit and marked a .151 point improvement from last year, when she hit just .244 in conference play. The Fairview Heights, Ill., product also tied for the league lead with two triples and rated fourth in runs scored (18) in Valley play this season. Opponent Michigan State@ Marshall@ Stetson@ Buffalo# Colorado State# Arkansas# Sam Houston State# SEMO$ #4 Missouri$ Saint Louis$ UMKC$ SIUE Valparaiso% Kansas% Kansas% IUPUI IUPUI Rutgers Rutgers Southern Illinois* Southern Illinois* Wichita State* Evansville* Evansville* Evansville* #15 Oklahoma State Creighton* Creighton* Creighton* #12 Oklahoma State Bradley* Bradley* Bradley* Wichita State* Wichita State* Drake* Drake* Drake* Tulsa Illinois State* Illinois State* Arkansas Indiana State* Indiana State* Indiana State* UNI* UNI* UNI* Evansville+ UNI+ Southern Illinois+ Illinois State+ Southern Illinois+

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Power Surge

The Bears clubbed five homers at the MVC Championship to match the Missouri State single-season team record of 34 round-trippers on the year. On an individual level, three Bears posted home run totals that rank among the top nine all-time at MSU. Caitlin Chapin and Ashley Knehans both hit a team-leading eight long balls, while Jenna Schwark ripped seven balls out of the yard.

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Junior Jenna Schwark ranked as the Valley’s toughest player to strike-out in 2010, fanning just three times in 25 MVC games and 10 times overall. Her average of just one strikeout every 15.9 at-bats ranked 52nd among all Division I players.

Century Club for Schwark, Gammon

Jenna Schwark posted her 100th career hit with a fifth-inning single March 30 against 12th-ranked Opp.  Totals 1-5-1 8-10-5 5-9-0 1-6-1 3-6-0 6-7-0 9-13-0 3-5-1 8-9-0 2-4-0 0-3-2 3-3-1 4-7-1 7-11-2 4-8-2 4-8-0 2-5-1 5-10-0 12-14-2 3-6-0 8-11-1 0-3-1 5-8-1 10-11-3 2-6-2 3-7-0 1-3-1 2-4-1 1-3-0 1-4-0 1-5-2 3-8-2 1-8-1 5-8-2 5-12-3 3-9-1 8-7-0 0-3-2 4-6-1 7-12-1 11-11-0 11-14-0 7-11-2 3-6-2 5-8-2 6-8-1 1-5-0 4-11-0 0-4-1 3-8-3 2-5-0 1-6-0 4-7-2

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Winning Pitcher Wise (1-0) Jackson (1-0) Lindsey (1-1) Barr (1-0) O’Brien (1-1) McGuirt (2-0) Garrison (1-0) McGinley (1-3) Nottelmann (2-1) Matesa (3-3) McGinley (2-3) Taylor (9-6) McGee (5-0) McGinley (3-3) Jones (4-3) Rose (1-5) Supak (1-3) Lindley (4-7) Johnson (3-3) Glosson (9-6) Glosson (10-6) Supak (2-4) Grover (1-4) Supak (3-4) Supak (4-4) Whiddon (16-3) Supak (5-4) McGinley (4-7) Rose (2-7) Espinosa (13-3) Supak (6-5) Dennis (3-5) Rose (3-7) Smet (1-4) Kolb (8-13) Dordel (14-4) DeLong (14-6) Rose (4-8) Lawrence (10-6) Warner (11-7) Birch (14-6) Cohen (3-2) McGinley (5-9) McGinley (6-9) Rose (5-10) Larsen (14-8) Rose (6-10) Tillett (8-15) Rose (7-11) Rose (8-11) Glosson (24-12) Rose (9-12) Glosson (25-13)

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Oklahoma State to become the 34th Bear to eclipse the century mark for hits. Fellow junior Christa Gammon also topped the century mark for career hits with her 4-for-4 effort at UNI on May 8.

Streaking Along

Six Bears posted hit streaks of five games or more this season, including three such stretches turned in by Christa Gammon. Freshman Caitlin Chapin saw her career-long seven-game hit streak come to an end April 8 vs. Oklahoma State. The Ozark, Mo., product hit .458 with four homers and 11 RBIs during the stretch. Jenna Schwark also recorded a seven-game streak, starting the year with hits in the Bears’ first six contests. Additionally, Madison Hargrove (six games), Tyler Porter (six) and Alaina Burkhart (five) also had hit streaks of at least five straight games in 2010.

Notes McGinley tosses complete-game, five-hitter Bears score five runs late, but can’t climb out of 7-0 hole MSU manages just three hits off Stetson’s Lindsey Bears shut-out for third time in four games Schwark’s 2 hits, Rose’s CG not enough to snap losing streak UA builds 6-1 lead, belts four homers to overcome 11 MSU hits SHSU scores first nine runs of game to send Bears to 12th straight loss Pierce’s slam, McGinley’s CG halts school-record losing streak Nationally-ranked Tigers get one-hit shutout from Nottelmann Two-out HBP in bottom of ninth plates game-winner for SLU Eisenreich and Schwark tally three hits, McGinley allows just three hits Cougars score three times in first three innings to claim victory Weiss goes 2-for-2 with a solo homer for lone MSU run Chapin drives in two, Schwark scores three in support of McGinley (CG) KU scores game-winner with two out in the bottom of the seventh Weiss goes 4-for-4 with a homer, Burkhart hits grand slam Bears bust out bats to score 11 runs in first two innings Craig’s three-run HR, B. Lindley’s three hits power RU Johnson allows just one unearned run to complete sweep SIU’s Glosson fans eight, holds Bears to five hits in CG shutout Salukis pound out 11 hits, take advantage of three MSU errors Supak twirls three-hit shutout to extend scoreless streak vs. WSU UE rallies in late innings to overcome three-run deficit Gammon goes 4-for-4 with five runs and three RBIs Rose punches out seven in 3.0 innings of relief to preserve victory OSU’s three-run fifth proves to be the difference Supak’s three-hitter too much for defending Valley champs Homers by Schwark, Knehans wrap up second straight win for MSU Supak, Rose shut down ‘Jays for MSU’s first-ever road sweep in series Castle’s seventh-inning homer spoils strong effort from Supak Two-hit games from Gammon and Schwark, CG from Supak key Roth, Mitchell tally three hits apiece, Dennis holds MSU bats in check Bears claim rubber match behind pitching of Supak and Rose WSU pitching holds Bears to three hits, one unearned run Shockers outhit MSU, 12-3, to complete doubleheader sweep MSU fans eigth times vs. DU’s Dordel Bears manage just one hit against DU’s DeLong in 8-0 run-rule affair Four-run seventh seals verdict, as Rose masters Drake with three-hitter TU plates all four runs in fourth inning Henderson goes 3-for-4 with two RBIs to pace Redbird attack ISU clubs NCAA record-tying four straight homers in sixth UA hammers MSU staff for 11 runs on 14 hits Schwark goes 3-for-4 with four RBIs, as MSU pulls out win in ninth Weiss homers, goes 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs Knehans three hits leads MSU’s 14-hit parade Larsen homers, pitches Panthers past Bears in game one Rose goes all eight innings, Knehans homers to win it UNI rallies with three runs in seventh to steal final game of series Rose blanks Aces on four hits to open MVC Tournament Eisenreich’s two-run shot in the fourth, Rose’s pitching the difference Trapani wins it with two-run homer after Glosson fans 18 Schwark, Pierce bomb Redbirds, Rose throws sixth straight CG MSU rally falls short as SIU advances to title game

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Batting-Fielding AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH Jenna Schwark .358 53-53 159 30 57 5 1 7 30 85 .535 19 4 10 1 .440 0 5 Christa Gammon .337 53-51 172 31 58 7 2 0 9 69 .401 12 2 22 0 .387 0 4 Ashley Knehans .275 51-51 142 16 39 8 0 8 24 71 .500 13 1 30 1 .338 1 3 Tyler Porter .265 44-37 98 16 26 1 0 0 5 27 .276 7 0 24 0 .314 0 3 Bubba Weiss .264 46-33 91 10 24 4 0 4 16 40 .440 11 0 28 0 .343 0 3 Caitlin Chapin .250 49-39 124 13 31 5 0 8 27 60 .484 13 3 38 0 .331 2 1 Kirstin Cutter .240 51-48 125 13 30 0 0 0 3 30 .240 2 0 34 0 .252 0 5 Alaina Burkhart .215 48-41 121 13 26 5 1 1 11 36 .298 12 1 31 0 .287 2 2 Madison Hargrove .207 51-51 111 9 23 1 0 1 3 27 .243 8 1 34 0 .267 0 5 Kayla Beckett .500 18-0 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 1.000 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 Taylor Farley .286 10-2 14 1 4 0 0 0 5 4 .286 2 0 7 0 .353 1 0 0 Lauren McGinley .250 3-3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 2 0 .250 0 2 Raeven Replogle .217 48-27 60 11 13 2 0 0 4 15 .250 7 1 13 0 .309 0 6 Lauren Eisenreich .188 39-26 69 9 13 4 0 2 7 23 .333 9 0 25 0 .278 1 2 Stevie Pierce .129 41-13 62 8 8 1 0 3 10 18 .290 7 0 21 0 .217 0 1 Delayna Gary .097 24-5 31 0 3 0 0 0 3 3 .097 1 1 11 1 .152 0 1 Lauren Supak .000 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 Missouri State Totals .258 53-53 1386 185 357 44 4 34 158 511 .369 123 14 332 3 .323 7 43 Opponents .277 53-53 1424 221 395 64 5 52 195 625 .439 132 22 242 4 .347 5 57


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Runs Batted In Renae Sinkler, Creighton Abby Olsen, Illinois State Katie Wilson, Southern Illinois Elizabeth Kay, Illinois State Amy Baker, Creighton

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Home Runs Renae Sinkler, Creighton Abby Olsen, Illinois State Amy Baker, Creighton Courtney Dunker, UNI Elizabeth Kay, Illinois State Katie Wilson, Southern Illinois

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Wins Tara Oltman, Creighton Danielle Glosson, Southern Illinois Jenna DeLong, Drake Kasha Kolb, UNI Jordan Birch, Illinois State Brynne Dordel, Drake Strikeouts Tara Oltman, Creighton Danielle Glosson, Southern Illinois Kasha Kolb, Wichita State Jenna DeLong, Drake Brynne Dordel, Drake

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Runs Scored Renae Sinkler, Creighton Kara Nelson, Illinois State Jen Larsen, UNI Alicia Garza, Southern Illinois Abby Olsen, Illinois State Jhavon Hamilton, Illinois State Doubles Erin Mollohan, Wichita State Kara Nelson, Illinois State Jen Stahlhut, Evansville Elizabeth Kay, Illinois State Amy Baker, Creighton

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Hits G Hits H/G Kara Nelson, Illinois State 52 68 1.31 Renae Sinkler, Creighton 60 64 1.07 Christa Gammon, Missouri State 53 58 1.09 Jenna Schwark, Missouri State 53 57 1.08 Alicia Garza, Southern Illinois 58 54 0.93

Saves Tara Oltman, Creighton Meagan McCurdy, Indiana State Natalie Rose, Missouri State Jaye Hutcheson, UNI

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G 54 52 52 52 58

R/G 0.98 0.94 0.74 0.67 0.68 0.76

2B 2B/G 18 0.33 15 0.29 13 0.25 13 0.25 13 0.22

G 60 52 58 46 52 56

HR HR/G 24 0.40 19 0.37 15 0.26 14 0.30 12 0.23 12 0.21

G 54 51 50 58 50 37

SB SB/G 20 0.37 19 0.37 16 0.32 16 0.28 14 0.28 14 0.38

G 52 44 40 33 30

K 291 255 227 217 196

G RBI RBI/G 60 58 0.97 52 56 1.08 56 51 0.91 52 48 0.92 58 46 0.79

G W-L 52 32-14 44 25-14 33 17-11 40 16-19 31 15-8 30 15-10

PCT. 0.70 0.64 0.61 0.46 0.65 0.60

G ERA Saves 52 1.68 3 36 1.99 3 38 2.89 3 29 3.36 3

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K/7 7.20 7.91 7.59 8.26 7.64

School MVC Pct. Southern Illinois 20-5 .800 Illinois State * 19-5 .792 Creighton * 18-7 .720 Northern Iowa 13-12 .520 Missouri State 13-12 .520 Drake 10-13 .480 Wichita State  10-14 .417 Evansville 10-16 .385 Indiana State 5-20 .200 Bradley  5-21 .192 *indicates NCAA Tournament participation.

Overall Pct. BA 38-20 .655 .266 32-20 .615 .285 37-23 .617 .243 28-25 .528 .271 21-32 .396 .258 32-22 .593 .246 22-31 .415 .234 18-34 .346 .230 20-31 .392 .237 15-34 .306 .237

H 396 408 372 378 357 348 308 288 318 289

HR 48 64 66 50 34 43 27 36 20 9

ERA Fld% 2.20 .967 2.85 .968 2.62 .960 3.49 .954 3.62 .960 1.72 .965 3.58 .962 4.85 .959 2.85 .950 4.31 .951

MVC Batting Leaders Player Kara Nelson, Illinois State Renae Sinkler, Creighton Abby Olsen, Illinois State Jenna Schwark, Missouri State Jen Larsen, Northern Iowa Christa Gammon, Missouri State Alicia Garza, Southern Illinois Amy Baker, Creighton Jhavon Hamilton, Illinois State Amy Gaertner, Evansville

G Avg 52 .395 60 .383 52 .359 53 .358 53 .355 53 .337 58 .327 58 .327 51 .320 52 .314

Pitcher Jenna DeLong, Drake Tara Oltman, Creigton Brynne Dordel, Drake Meagan McCurdy, Indiana State Danielle Glosson, Southern Illinois Megan Warner, Illinois State Alex Peters, Southern Illinois Kasha Kolb, Wichita State Natalie Rose, Missouri State Jordan Birch, Illinois State

G-GS 33-25 52-41 30-28 36-25 44-32 34-24 28-18 40-29 38-16 31-22

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All-Conference Teams

AB 172 167 153 159 172 172 171 156 169 140 ERA 1.56 1.68 1.87 1.99 2.05 2.20 2.25 2.27 2.89 3.03

R 49 59 39 30 39 31 39 19 39 20

H 68 64 55 57 55 58 54 51 54 44

RBI 24 58 56 30 36 9 36 46 25 32

2B 15 7 10 5 10 7 10 13 6 7

3B 3 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 4 0

W-L IP CG H SO 17-11 184.0 21 136 217 32-14 283.0 35 208 291 15-10 179.2 18 132 196 9-19 175.2 17 172 184 25-14 225.2 25 175 255 14-11 169.0 17 147 125 10-5 124.2 8 103 109 16-19 209.1 16 170 227 9-13 160.0 9 161 134 15-8 148.0 15 135 125

HR 5 24 19 7 5 0 8 15 2 11 BB 70 114 78 68 74 59 40 64 38 35

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Elizabeth Kay, Illinois State Renae Sinkler, Creighton Kara Nelson, Illinois State Alicia Garza, Southern Illinois Abby Olson, Illinois State Nikki Stansell, Illinois State Amy Gaertner, Evansville Jenna Schwark, Missouri State Megan Machovec, UNI Katie Wilson, Southern Illinois Danielle Glosson, Southern Illinois Tara Oltman, Creighton Jen Larson, UNI Jenna DeLong, Drake Caitlin Chapin, Missouri State Amy Baker, Creighton Allie Hanson, Southern Illinois

C C C 1B 1B 1B 2B 3B SS SS OF OF OF DP/P DP/UT

Heather Gerritse, Wichita State Erin Mollohan, Drake Christy Trapani, Southern Illinois Jen Stahlhut, Evansville Jamie Hull, Wichita State Michelle Henderson, Illinois State Christa Gammon, Missouri State Michelle Graner, Creighton Mackenzie Daigh, UNI Michelle Koch, Creighton Mallory Duran, Southern Illinois Jhavon Hamilton, Illinois State Janay Mitchell, Bradley Amanda Clack, Bradley Eranne Daugharthy, UNI

MVC Season Awards

Coaching Staff of the Year: Southern Illinois (Kerri Blaylock, Christy Connoyer, Jen Sewell, Mark Cosgrove) Player of the Year: Renae Sinkler, Creighton Pitcher of the Year: Danielle Glosson, Southern Illinois Newcomer of the Year: Elizabeth Kay, Illinois State MVC Tournament MVP: Tara Oltman, Creighton

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Yearly Team Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Program History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Coaching Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Postseason History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Yearly Individual Leaders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76-77 Single-Season Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Records Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Career Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Killian Stadium Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Honors and Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83 All-MVC Selections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Yearly Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85-89 All-Time Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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W-L-T 28-10-0 21-15-0 27-23-0 30-20-0 30-22-0 16-35-0 11-37-0 15-23-0 22-26-0 24-28-0 28-21-0 38-13-0 22-25-0 34-22-0 35-26-0 31-22-0 28-22-1 30-28-0 15-33-0 23-28-0 29-25-0 29-29-0 26-25-1 40-17-0 21-29-0 28-22-0 19-25-0 21-32-0

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BA .251 .288 .214 .230 .248 .224 .261 .223 .261 .251 .270 .266 .267 .305 .273 .274 .244 .266 .228 .241 .246 .223 .227 .252 .236 .246 .240 .258

AB 935 1025 1413 1211 1303 1275 1166 1029 1272 1376 1231 1348 1210 1476 1547 1393 1279 1487 1248 1250 1382 1476 1315 1465 1236 1258 1181 1386

R 100 109 135 125 163 97 102 87 143 173 165 154 184 290 218 177 125 192 146 168 205 188 150 243 176 174 130 185

H 235 295 303 278 323 286 255 229 332 345 332 359 323 450 423 382 312 396 284 301 340 329 298 369 292 309 284 357

2B 17 27 24 27 59 46 39 30 26 27 29 39 55 60 70 68 39 62 41 48 53 55 43 70 58 52 45 44

3B 15 15 18 14 11 9 11 7 6 9 14 13 13 18 10 14 5 8 8 14 5 7 11 16 10 4 6 4

HR 7 6 5 9 6 2 0 0 0 6 2 16 15 18 10 10 8 8 9 30 30 26 9 34 26 21 20 34

W-L-T .PCT 28-10-0 .737 21-15-0 .583 27-23-0 .540 30-20-0 .600 30-22-0 .577 16-35-0 .314 11-37-0 .229 15-23-0 .395 22-26-0 .458 24-28-0 .462 28-21-0 .571 38-13-0 .745 22-25-0 .468 34-22-0 .607 35-26-0 .574 31-22-0 .585 28-22-1 .559 30-28-0 .517 15-33-0 .312 23-28-0 .451 29-25-0 .537 29-29-0 .500 26-25-1 .510 40-17-0 .702 21-29-0 .420 28-22-0 .560 19-25-0 .432 21-32-0 .396

IP 272.0 278.0 365.0 338.2 347.1 345.1 304.2 272.0 330.2 353.2 323.0 361.2 315.1 367.1 403.0 356.1 350.1 383.2 322.2 335.1 360.2 402.2 357.1 397.2 327.0 334.0 309.0 360.0

H 127 173 262 174 273 322 331 247 267 363 254 257 299 372 374 315 290 402 361 386 332 354 329 334 322 295 310 395

R 45 66 104 73 120 169 222 130 122 187 110 96 132 190 154 149 108 181 180 168 164 186 156 149 181 151 156 221

ER 18 27 56 44 93 107 114 70 76 116 80 61 92 136 115 105 77 140 131 116 117 136 133 113 146 130 122 186

BB 31 36 54 77 120 112 100 93 87 123 68 55 110 111 59 85 39 80 68 50 73 108 82 90 87 105 107 132

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SO 251 101 171 278 243 199 73 97 199 93 236 303 120 191 319 270 319 144 127 141 151 323 269 275 279 336 187 242

BB 45 33 75 78 99 77 61 40 60 87 89 107 126 158 108 105 80 90 116 116 161 160 148 170 131 101 69 123

SO 104 72 148 139 100 126 126 98 108 127 118 178 144 181 203 186 186 202 241 320 290 357 330 319 257 273 223 332

CG -- 23 41 40 44 37 31 24 34 41 38 45 29 25 29 33 29 29 23 30 28 30 26 35 29 31 18 21

SHO 13 10 12 19 13 7 3 3 13 6 16 19 7 10 15 11 18 8 2 8 8 8 9 12 9 7 9 4

SB-A 54 26 17 22 27 21 33 26 55-80 56-77 45-56 27-37 46-57 96-117 79-98 34-50 29-47 56-70 37-52 86-179 65-81 50 74 85-100 60-78 39-55 43-56 35-52 SV -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 2 2 0 3 1 3 5 6 0 5 3 0 1 1 4 7 7 1 6 0 3

PO 801 778 1039 1016 1042 1036 914 816 992 1061 969 1085 946 1102 1209 1069 1030 1151 966 1006 1082 1208 1072 1193 981 1002 927 1080

A 409 447 541 393 379 376 485 410 534 538 434 414 547 536 417 390 352 545 475 529 527 513 442 535 353 348 387 415

E 47 70 75 80 53 81 141 77 73 97 60 76 72 91 78 60 50 66 69 86 71 79 52 44 42 26 44 63

HP -- 3 -- -- -- 11 9 15 14 6 -- -- -- 7 8 9 2 13 17 5 11 19 17 17 17 25 20 22

WP -- 15 -- -- -- 11 39 18 19 26 14 8 17 29 15 8 3 8 11 9 15 10 20 17 20 10 16 14

BAA -- .158 -- -- -- -- -- -- .217 .264 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .241 .231 .241 .226 .256 .238 .262 .277

1996..................................... .305 1984..................................... .288 1998..................................... .274 1997..................................... .273 1993..................................... .270

Runs

1996.......................................290 2006.......................................243 1997.......................................218 2003.......................................205 2000.......................................192

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1996.......................................450 1997.......................................423 2000.......................................396 1998.......................................382 2006.......................................369

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RBI 82 101 109 82 137 74 76 60 108 133 128 132 154 246 187 158 103 168 117 139 170 165 126 194 155 149 109 158

1996......................................... 34 2010......................................... 34 2002......................................... 30 2003......................................... 30 2004......................................... 26 2007......................................... 26

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1996......................................... 96 2002......................................... 86 2006......................................... 85 1997......................................... 79 2005......................................... 74 2008..................................... .981 2006..................................... .975 2007..................................... .969 2009..................................... .968 2005..................................... .967

2006......................................... 40 1994......................................... 38 1997......................................... 35 1996......................................... 34 1998......................................... 31 2008.......................................336 2004.......................................323 1999.......................................319 1997.......................................319 1994.......................................303

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FLD% .963 .946 .955 .946 .964 .946 .908 .941 .954 .943 .959 .952 .954 .947 .954 .961 .965 .963 .954 .947 .958 .956 .967 .975 .969 .981 .968 .960 ERA 0.46 0.68 1.07 0.90 1.87 2.17 2.62 1.80 1.61 2.30 1.73 1.18 2.04 2.59 2.00 2.06 1.54 2.55 2.84 2.42 2.27 2.36 2.61 1.99 3.13 3.50 2.76 3.62

1986......................................... 19 1994......................................... 19 1999......................................... 18 1993......................................... 16 1997......................................... 15 1983......................................0.46 1984......................................0.68 1986......................................0.90 1985......................................1.07 1994......................................1.18


Missouri State Program History

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1980 AIAW Division I (9th) Texas A&M 1, MSU 0 MSU 4, South Carolina 0 Oregon 2, MSU 1

1996 NCAA Division I (DNP) Fullerton, Calif., Regional Cal State-Northridge 5, MSU 0 UCLA 8, MSU 2 1997 NCAA Division I (DNP) Norman, Okla., Regional Washington 8, MSU 0 Oklahoma 7, MSU 2 1998 NCAA Division I (DNP) Stillwater, Okla., Regional MSU 5, Stanford 2 Oklahoma State 4, MSU 0 Stanford 3, MSU 0 2006 NCAA Division I (DNP) Los Angeles, Calif., Regional UCLA 11, MSU 2 (6) San Diego State 1, MSU 0

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1978 AIAW Division I (7th) MSU 11, Massachusetts 2 UCLA 1, MSU 0 MSU 1, Oregon State 0 Cal Poly-Pomona 1, MSU 0

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1972 AIAW Division I (9th) MSU 7, Nebraska-Omaha 2 Northern Colorado 4, MSU 2 Central Missouri 9, MSU 3

1977 AIAW Division I (7th) MSU 5, Springfield 2 Arizona State 2, MSU 0 MSU 3, Oklahoma State 1 Nebraska-Omaha 2, MSU 1

1983 NCAA Division I (DNP) Midwest Regional MSU 1, Missouri 0 Missouri 3, MSU 0 Missouri 1, MSU 0

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1974 AIAW Division I (1st) MSU 11, Massachusetts 1 MSU 1, Luther 0 MSU 9, Eastern Illinois 8 MSU 8, Wayne State 5 MSU 14, Northern Colorado 7

1982 AIAW Division I (DNP) Central Michigan 7, MSU 0 Texas A&M 2, MSU 0

1970 AIAW Division I (2nd) MSU 4, Nebraska 1 MSU 8, Southern Illinois 3 John F. Kennedy 4, MSU 1 MSU 11, Luther 4 MSU 3, Illinois State 2 MSU 14, Nebraska-Omaha 1 MSU 2, John F. Kennedy 0 John F. Kennedy 7, MSU 6

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All-Time Record (42 seasons): 948-794-2 (.544) overall, 268-253-1 (.514) conference Conference Records: 70-74 (.486) in 9 Gateway seasons, 198-179-1 (.525) in 18 MVC seasons

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Pct. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- .600 .600 .333 .556 .313 .250 .438 .500 .778 .500 .813 .412 .684 .500 .722 .531 .556 .259 .500 .520 .423 .593 .818 .417 .458 .400 .520

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Pct. Conf. --- --- --- --- --- --- .722 --- .706 --- .826 --- .680 --- .529 --- .794 --- .816 --- .730 --- .684 --- .444 --- .553 --- .737 --- .583 9-6 .540 9-6 .600   6-12 .577 10-8  .314   5-11 .229   4-12 .395 7-9 .458 6-6 .462 14-4  .571 8-8 .745 13-3  .468   7-10 .607 13-6  .574 7-7 .585 13-5  .559   8-7-1 .517 10-8  .312   7-20 .451 12-12 .537 13-12 .500 11-15 .510 16-11 .702 18-4 .420 10-14 .560 11-13 .432    8-12 .396 13-12

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Terri Whitmarsh........................ 22 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 31 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 41 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 38 Monica Johnson......................... 33 Michele Chia................................ 34 Lisa Taggart................................. 26 Amy Day........................................ 27 Amy Day........................................ 36 Gena Piper.................................... 36 Kellie Becher............................... 35 Kellie Becher............................... 39 Wendy Farthing......................... 27 Kate Madden............................... 33 Nora Cagwin...........................47 Nora Cagwin................................ 40 Nora Cagwin................................ 37 Jessica Davis................................ 34 Sarah Nemlowill........................ 24 Tauni Kennemer........................ 24 Tauni Kennemer........................ 32 Shannon Buslepp...................... 23 Sarah Newlowill........................ 23 Amanda Herbster..................... 36 Shannon Buslepp...................... 36 Melissa Porche........................... 36 Melissa Porche........................... 41 Melissa Porche........................... 44 Lauren Supak.............................. 27 Natalie Rose................................ 38

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Becky Duffin................................ 16 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 19 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 23 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 20 Monica Johnson......................... 17 Joni Smith........................................ 9 Lisa Taggart.................................... 5 Amy Day........................................... 9 Amy Day........................................ 17 Gena Piper.................................... 14 Kellie Becher............................... 16 Kellie Becher.........................31 Wendy Farthing............................ 9 Kate Madden............................... 15 Nora Cagwin................................ 19 Nora Cagwin................................ 26 Nora Cagwin................................ 20 Tauni Kennemer........................ 13 Tauni Kennemer........................... 8 Tauni Kennemer........................ 15 Shannon Buslepp...................... 11 Amanda Herbster..................... 12 Lindsey Major............................. 12 Shannon Buslepp...................... 15 Shannon Buslepp...................... 18 Melissa Porche........................... 16 Melissa Porche........................... 19 Lauren McGinley....................... 10 Natalie Rose................................... 9

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N/A............................................... N/A N/A............................................... N/A N/A............................................... N/A N/A............................................... N/A N/A............................................... N/A Joni Smith........................................ 1 Michelle VanLiew......................... 1 Amy Day........................................... 2 Amy Day........................................... 1 Colleen Duffin................................ 1 None..................................................... Kellie Becher.................................. 3 Kellie Becher.................................. 1 Wendy Farthing............................ 3 Nora Cagwin................................... 3 Nora Cagwin................................... 6 None..................................................... Nora Cagwin................................... 4 Tauni Kennemer........................... 2 None..................................................... Jessica Davis................................... 1 Lindsey Major................................ 1 Amanda Herbster........................ 2 Melissa Porche.............................. 4 Melissa Porche.........................7 Melissa Porche.............................. 1 Melissa Porche.............................. 6 None..................................................... Natalie Rose................................... 3

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Becky Duffin.......................... 137.0 Terri Whitmarsh.................. 220.0 Terri Whitmarsh............263.0 Terri Whitmarsh.................. 225.1 Monica Johnson................... 195.0 Michele Chia.......................... 179.1 Lisa Taggart........................... 126.1 Amy Day.................................. 141.0 Amy Day.................................. 213.1 Gena Piper.............................. 211.0 Kellie Becher......................... 191.1 Kellie Becher......................... 253.1 Kate Madden......................... 123.2 Kate Madden......................... 159.1 Nora Cagwin.......................... 204.1 Nora Cagwin.......................... 227.2 Nora Cagwin.......................... 210.1 Jessica Davis.......................... 148.0 Sarah Nemlowill.................. 128.1 Tauni Kennemer.................. 184.1 Shannon Buslepp................ 107.0 Amanda Herbster............... 163.0 Shannon Buslepp................ 187.0 Shannon Buslepp................ 176.1 Melissa Porche..................... 232.0 Melissa Porche..................... 242.0 Lauren Supak........................ 122.1 Natalie Rose.......................... 160.0

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Terri Whitmarsh.............. 0.27 Terri Whitmarsh.....................0.32 Terri Whitmarsh.....................0.87 Terri Whitmarsh.....................0.53 Monica Johnson......................1.54 Joni Smith..................................1.85 Michelle VanLiew...................1.93 Amy Day.....................................1.44 Amy Day.....................................0.85 Colleen Duffin..........................2.07 Kellie Becher............................1.32 Kellie Becher............................0.72 Wendy Farthing......................1.78 Nora Cagwin.............................2.52 Nora Cagwin.............................1.61 Nora Cagwin.............................1.26 Nora Cagwin.............................0.93 Jessica Davis.............................2.32 Sarah Newlowill.....................2.56 Tauni Kennemer.....................2.09 Shannon Buslepp...................1.70 Amanda Herbster..................1.72 Shannon Buslepp...................2.06 Samantha Fleeman................1.28 Melissa Porche........................2.17 Melissa Porche........................2.68 Lauren Supak...........................2.23 Natalie Rose.............................2.89

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N/A............................................... N/A Terri Whitmarsh........................ 19 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 32 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 30 Monica Johnson......................... 25 Michelle Chia.............................. 20 Lisa Taggart................................. 20 Amy Day........................................ 15 Amy Day........................................ 28 Gena Piper.................................... 25 Kellie Becher............................... 24 Kellie Becher.........................33 Kate Madden............................... 13 Wendy Farthing......................... 12 Nora Cagwin................................ 17 Nora Cagwin................................ 24 Nora Cagwin................................ 26 Tauni Kennemer........................ 13 Sarah Newlowill........................ 13 Tauni Kennemer........................ 22 Shannon Buslepp...................... 10 Amanda Herbster..................... 12 Lindsey Major............................. 12 Shannon Buslepp...................... 16 Melissa Porche........................... 16 Melissa Porche........................... 24 Melissa Porche........................... 27 Lauren McGinley....................... 10 Natalie Rose................................... 9

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Becky Duffin..............................170 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 91 Terri Whitmarsh......................147 Terri Whitmarsh......................228 Monica Johnson.......................172 Joni Smith...................................134 Lisa Taggart................................. 43 Amy Day........................................ 65 Amy Day......................................172 Gena Piper.................................... 69 Kellie Becher.............................185 Kellie Becher.............................262 Kate Madden............................... 52 Kate Madden............................... 71 Nora Cagwin..............................222 Nora Cagwin..............................219 Nora Cagwin..............................270 Jessica Davis................................ 62 Sarah Newlowill........................ 48 Tauni Kennemer........................ 95 Amanda Herbster..................... 55 Amanda Herbster...................167 Shannon Buslepp....................131 Melissa Porche.........................141 Melissa Porche.........................222 Melissa Porche................... 288 Natalie Rose................................ 65 Natalie Rose..............................134

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Becky Duffin................................... 9 Terri Whitmarsh........................... 9 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 10 Terri Whitmarsh........................ 15 Monica Johnson............................ 8 Joni Smith........................................ 6 Lisa Taggart.................................... 2 Amy Day........................................... 2 Amy Day........................................ 10 Gena Piper....................................... 3 Kellie Becher............................... 12 Kellie Becher.........................16 Wendy Farthing............................ 3 Kate Madden.................................. 3 Wendy Farthing............................ 3 Nora Cagwin................................... 5 Wendy Farthing............................ 5 Nora Cagwin................................... 8 Nora Cagwin................................ 14 Jessica Davis................................... 3 Sarah Nemlowill........................... 1 Tauni Kennemer........................... 1 Tauni Kennemer........................... 6 Lindsey Major................................ 3 Amanda Herbster........................ 3 Shannon Buslepp......................... 4 Melissa Porche.............................. 6 Shannon Buslepp......................... 6 Melissa Porche.............................. 8 Melissa Porche.............................. 6 Lauren McGinley.......................... 5 Natalie Rose................................... 2

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Jan Lauer.......................................... 7 Paula Buscher................................ 6 Tammy Holloway......................... 7 Marcia Bisges................................. 5 Marcia Bisges................................. 3 Laura Scafidi.................................. 4 Kathy Cummings.......................... 3 Kathy Cummings.......................... 4 Patty Porter.................................... 2 Patty Porter.................................... 6 Tina Kramos................................... 5 Heather Anderson....................... 6 Tina Kramos................................... 4 Kate Madden.................................. 5 Erica Shepherd.............................. 4 Diedre Shores................................ 4

Tammy Holloway...................... 14 Marcia Bisges.............................. 21 Tammy Holloway...................... 21 Paula Buscher............................. 25 Marcia Bisges.............................. 21 Stephanie Loria.......................... 18 Dana Geyer.................................. 13 Jennifer Keesaer........................ 15 Patty Porter................................. 22 Patty Porter................................. 37 Tina Kramos................................ 30 Toni Rieke.................................... 30 Chrissi Castro............................. 28 Heather Anderson...............46 Diedre Shores............................. 33 Heather Anderson.................... 25 Erica Shepherd........................... 26 Staci Wattie.................................. 43 Jami Canada................................. 22 Deanna Keim............................... 35 Deanna Keim............................... 35 Ashley Meredith........................ 34 Michelle Armentrout............... 19 Samantha Fleeman................... 34 Jessie Smith................................. 25 Michelle Armentrout............... 31 Jessie Smith................................. 23 Jenna Schwark............................ 30

Becky Duffin................................ 13 Holly Hazen.................................... 9 Tracy Weih...................................... 3 Machelle Dye............................... 12 Machelle Dye............................... 14 Denise McCoy................................ 6 Patty Birren.................................... 8 Patty Birren................................. 10 Barb Gaines................................. 16 Patty Birren................................. 16 Barb Gaines................................. 22 Tina Cramos................................... 5 Megan Krebs.................................. 5 Keri Dowell.................................. 14 Kate Madden..........................37 Keri Dowell.................................. 20 Sarah Madden............................. 10 Sarah Madden............................. 14 Amanda Bean............................. 11 Christy Serwein......................... 10 Amanda Bean............................. 23 Amanda Bean............................. 23 Sara Cole....................................... 10 Katie Martin................................ 10 Sara Cole....................................... 17 Sara Cole....................................... 21 Jessie Smith................................. 17 Christa Gammon........................... 8 Jessie Smith................................. 13 Christa Gammon........................ 11

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Tammy Holloway......................... 7 Paula Buscher................................ 8 Tammy Holloway......................... 7 Marcia Bisges................................. 6 Marcia Bisges.............................. 11 Laura Scafidi............................... 10 Stephanie Loria.......................... 10 Amy Myers...................................... 7 Patty Porter................................. 10 Patty Porter................................. 11 Patty Porter.................................... 6 Toni Rieke....................................... 7 Chrissi Castro................................ 9 Toni Rieke.................................... 11 Heather Anderson.................... 14 Diedre Shores............................. 18 Jami Canada................................. 13 Jami Canada...........................26 Jessica Gorham........................... 13 Staci Wattie.................................. 13 Jami Canada................................. 10 Deanna Keim.................................. 8 Bonnie Jones.................................. 8 Deanna Keim............................... 10 Deanna Keim............................... 10 Michelle Armentrout.................. 9 Shannon Buslepp...................... 11 Katie Martin................................... 9 Michelle Armentrout............... 12 Jessie Smith................................. 11 Ashley Knehans............................ 8

Becky Duffin................................... 3 Paula Buscher................................ 3 Tammy Holloway......................... 5 Marcia Bisges................................. 3 Marcia Bisges................................. 4 Stephanie Loria............................. 2 N/A..................................................... 0 N/A..................................................... 0 N/A..................................................... 0 Patty Porter.................................... 5 Toni Rieke....................................... 1 Andrea Yeager............................... 1 Heather Anderson....................... 6 Toni Rieke....................................... 4 Heather Anderson....................... 6 Diedre Shores................................ 4 Heather Anderson....................... 3 Erica Shepherd.............................. 3 Erica Shepherd.............................. 6 Staci Wattie..................................... 7 Jessica Gorham.............................. 3 Ashley Meredith........................... 3 Larissa Shepherd......................... 6 Larissa Shepherd......................... 7 Ashley Meredith...................10 Sara Cole.......................................... 2 Shannon Buslepp......................... 2 Samantha Fleeman...................... 2 Samantha Fleeman..............10 Jessie Smith.................................... 7 Michelle Armentrout.................. 6 Jessie Smith.................................... 7 Caitlin Chapin................................ 8 Ashley Knehans............................ 8

Tammy Holloway......................... 6 Tammy Holloway...................... 17 Machelle Dye............................... 12 Kim Dean...................................... 15 Stephanie Loria.......................... 16 Dana Geyer.................................. 13 Barb Gaines.................................... 9 Patty Porter................................. 12 Patty Porter................................. 17 Beca Clark.................................... 15 Emily Morgan............................. 15 Chrissi Castro............................. 22 Chrissi Castro............................. 24 Diedre Shores............................. 27 Erica Shepherd........................... 17 Jessica Acton............................... 17 Erica Shepherd........................... 22 Jami Canada................................. 26 Annie Medico.............................. 14 Christy Serwein......................... 21 Ashley Meredith...................51 Ashley Meredith...................51 Ashley Meredith........................ 43 Shannon Buslepp...................... 27 Samantha Fleeman................... 29 Katie Martin................................ 27 Michelle Armentrout............... 20 Jessie Smith................................. 15 Jenna Schwark............................ 19

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Doubles

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Home Runs

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Kristi Neuman............................ 29 Paula Buscher............................. 42 Tammy Holloway...................... 45 Machelle Dye............................... 41 Marcia Bisges.............................. 41 Marcia Bisges.............................. 53 Laura Scafidi............................... 47 Dana Geyer.................................. 42 Barb Gaines................................. 45 Barb Gaines................................. 64 Barb Gaines................................. 75 Barb Gaines................................. 68 Chrissi Castro............................. 49 Chrissi Castro............................. 44 Tina Kramos................................ 44 Kate Madden..........................86 Diedre Shores............................. 64 Diedre Shores............................. 59 Sarah Madden............................. 61 Jessica Gorham........................... 57 Christy Serwein......................... 40 Christy Serwein......................... 42 Amanda Bean............................. 56

Margaret Graff............................ 16 Holly Hazen................................. 17 Tammy Holloway...................... 21 Machelle Dye............................... 29 Machelle Dye............................... 26 Laura Scafidi............................... 20 Dana Geyer.................................. 15 Barb Gaines................................. 18 Barb Gaines................................. 26 Barb Gaines................................. 39 Barb Gaines................................. 30 Tina Kramos................................ 28 Tina Kramos................................ 29 Kate Madden..........................60 Diedre Shores............................. 36 Diedre Shores............................. 30 Sarah Madden............................. 21 Sarah Madden............................. 32 Christy Serwein......................... 27 Deanna Keim............................... 24 Christy Serwein......................... 39 Ashley Meredith........................ 31 Sara Cole....................................... 31 Jessie Smith................................. 40 Katie Martin................................ 30 Jessie Smith................................. 27 Jessie Smith................................. 27 Christa Gammon........................ 31

Jami Canada.................................... 4 Wendy Farthing............................ 4 Sarah Madden................................ 1 Jami Canada.................................... 1 Erica Shepherd.............................. 1 Tawnya Grout................................ 1 Jessica Gorham.............................. 1 Annie Medico................................. 3 Christy Serwein............................ 4 Christy Serwein............................ 5 Christy Serwein............................ 2 Sara Cole.......................................... 2 Sara Cole....................................8 Sara Cole.......................................... 6 Jessie Smith.................................... 3 Jessie Smith.................................... 2 Jessie Smith.................................... 2 Christa Gammon........................... 2 Christa Gammon........................... 2

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Margaret Graff..........................108 Paula Buscher...........................125 Holly Hazen...............................125 Donna Knobbe.........................167 Tracey Weih...............................157 Machelle Dye.............................171 Dana Geyer................................154 Dana Geyer................................143 Barb Gaines...............................127 Barb Gaines...............................165 Barb Gaines...............................180 Barb Gaines...............................154 Kate Madden.............................158 Tina Kramos..............................144 Kate Madden.............................191 Diedre Shores..................... 193 Diedre Shores...........................170 Sarah Madden...........................167 Sarah Madden...........................179 Jami Canada...............................141 Jessica Gorham.........................141 Christy Serwein.......................154 Deanna Keim.............................154 Amanda Bean...........................169 Sara Cole.....................................179 Sara Cole.....................................184 Sara Cole.....................................188 Jessie Smith...............................154 Jessie Smith...............................146 Jenna Schwark..........................135 Christa Gammon......................172

Sara Cole....................................... 56 Sara Cole....................................... 61 Samantha Fleeman................... 60 Katie Martin................................ 46 Jessie Smith................................. 49 Jessie Smith................................. 52 Christa Gammon........................ 58

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At Bats

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Kristi Neuman........................ .290 Missy East................................ .290 Marcia Bisges.......................... .400 Tammy Holloway.................. .287 Marcia Bisges.......................... .297 Marcia Bisges.......................... .353 Laura Scafidi........................... .336 Dana Geyer.............................. .294 Barb Gaines............................. .354 Barb Gaines............................. .388 Barb Gaines............................. .417 Barb Gaines............................. .442 Heather Anderson................ .336 Chrissi Castro......................... .321 Kate Madden..................... .450 Krista Scholz........................... .365 Diedre Shores......................... .347 Sarah Madden......................... .365 Jessica Gorham....................... .335 Christy Serwein..................... .303 Amanda Bean......................... .361 Amanda Bean......................... .331 Sara Cole................................... .313 Jessica Leathers..................... .338 Samantha Fleeman............... .351 Katie Martin............................ .307 Jessie Smith............................. .336 Jessie Smith............................. .388 Jenna Schwark........................ .358

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Missouri State Single-Season Records Batting and Fielding Hits

Kate Madden (1996) Barb Gaines (1992) Barb Gaines (1993) Barb Gaines (1991) Diedre Shores (1997)

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Diedre Shores (1997) Heather Anderson (1996) Krista Scholz (1997) Wendy Farthing (1997) Jami Canada (1998, 1999) Jessica Gorham (2000) Staci Wattie (2000)

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Sara Cole (2005) Jan Lauer (1983) Tammy Holloway (1985) Chris Dufner (1978) Tammy Holloway (1982) Jan Lauer (1982) Paula Buscher (1984) Patty Porter (1992) Sara Cole (2006)

Home Runs

Ashley Meredith (2004) Samantha Fleeman (2006) Jessie Smith (2006) Caitlin Chapin (2010) Ashley Knehans (2010) Deanna Keim (2004) Staci Wattie (2000) Larissa Shepherd (2003) Jessie Smith (2007, 2009)

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Kate Madden (1996) Barb Gaines (1993) Barb Gaines (1992) Bea Mount (1978) Marcia Bisges (1984) Barb Gaines (1991) Jessie Smith (2009) Chris Dufner (1978) Sarah Madden (1999) Krista Scholz (1997)

Total Bases

Slugging Percentage

Jessie Smith (2009) .657 Chris Dufner (1978) .650 Samantha Fleeman (2006) .591 Heather Anderson (1996) .581 Jessica Acton (1996) .574

Walks

Ashley Meredith (2003) Ashley Meredith (2004) Ashley Meredith (2002) Samantha Fleeman (2006) Diedre Shores (1996) Shannon Buslepp (2005) Katie Martin (2007)

Strikeouts

Deanna Keim (2002) Charity Head (2004) Sara Cole (2004) Deanna Keim (2004) Ashley Meredith (2002)

Stolen Bases

Kate Madden (1996) Amanda Bean (2003) Barb Gaines (1993) Keri Dowell (1996) Sara Cole (2006)

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Patty Porter (1992) Deanna Keim (2003) Ashley Meredith (2004) Samantha Fleeman (2006)

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Patty Birren (1992) 25 Karen Stanko (1987) 20 Amy Francka (1990) 20 Keri Dowell (1997) 19 Tracy Crede (1988) 18 Meghan Brilhart (1999, 2000) 18

Putouts

Kenna Jones (1996) 440 Marria Blackwell (1985) 417 Kenna Jones (1995) 414 Barb Gaines (1991) 397 Samantha Fleeman (2006) 389

Assists

Tina Kramos (1995) 152 Jessica Gorham (2000) 150 Alicia Jager (2003) 147 Alicia Jager (2006) 144 Michelle Armentrout (2006) 138

Errors

Kathy Cummings (1989) Erica Shepherd (1996) Tammy Holloway (1985) Jan Lauer (1982) Patty Porter (1992)

Total Chances

33 30 25 24 24

Kenna Jones (1996) 484 Marria Blackwell (1985) 471 Kenna Jones (1995) 467 Barb Gaines (1991) 439 Samantha Fleeman (2006) 417

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Pat Rakers (1980) 1.000 Mitzi Cutright (1982) 1.000 Meghan Brilhart (2001) 1.000 Amanda Bean (2003) 1.000 Christy Serwein (2003) 1.000 Lacie Ballard (2005) 1.000 Melissa Porche (2005, 2006) 1.000 Jessie Smith (2006) 1.000 Shannon Buslepp (2006) 1.000 Jen Carr (2007) 1.000 Elysha Swider (2008) 1.000

Wins

Games Started

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Kellie Becher (1994) Nora Cagwin (1998) Terri Whitmarsh (1985) Penny Clayton (1978) Terri Whitmarsh (1986) Nora Cagwin (1999) Terri Whitmarsh (1984) Nora Cagwin (1997) Melissa Porche (2008) Shannon Buslepp (2006)

Losses

Michele Chia (1988) Melissa Porche (2007) Gena Piper (1992) Amy Day (1991) Wendy Farthing (1998) Melissa Porche (2008)

Appearances

Nora Cagwin (1997) Melissa Porche (2008) Terri Whitmarsh (1985) Melissa Porche (2007) Nora Cagwin (1998) Kellie Becher (1994)

Innings Pitched

31 26 23 20 20 20 19 19 19 18 22 19 18 17 16 16 47 44 42 41 40 39

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Terri Whitmarsh (1985) 263.0 Kellie Becher (1994) 253.1 Melissa Porche (2008) 242.0 Melissa Porche (2007) 232.0 Nora Cagwin (1998) 227.2 Terri Whitmarsh (1986) 225.1

Earned Run Average

Terri Whitmarsh (1983) Terri Whitmarsh (1984) Terri Whitmarsh (1986) Becky Duffin (1983) Penny Clayton (1980) Penny Clayton (1978) Kellie Becher (1994) Tammy Long (1980) Amy Day (1991) Tammy Long (1979)

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Heather Anderson (1996) 46 Toni Rieke (1996) 45 Staci Wattie (2000) 43

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.450 .442 .417 .407 .400 .388 .388 .376 .365 .365

Samantha Fleeman (2006) 101 Kate Madden (1996) 100 Diedre Shores (1997) 98 Heather Anderson (1996) 90 Sara Cole (2005) 88 Jessie Smith (2009) 88

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0.27 0.32 0.53 0.56 0.58 0.66 0.72 0.73 0.85 0.86

Kellie Becher (1994) Melissa Porche (2007) Terri Whitmarsh (1985) Nora Cagwin (1998) Amy Day (1991) Melissa Porche (2008)

Complete Games

Terri Whitmarsh (1985) Kellie Becher (1994) Terri Whitmarsh (1986) Amy Day (1991) Melissa Porche (2008) Nora Cagwin (1999)

Strikeouts

Melissa Porche (2008) Nora Cagwin (1999) Kellie Becher (1994) Terri Whitmarsh (1986) Nora Cagwin (1997) Melissa Porche (2007)

Walks

Melissa Porche (2008) Monica Johnson (1987) Gena Piper (1992) Wendy Farthing (1998) Michele Chia (1988) Kate Madden (1996)

Shutouts

Kellie Becher (1994) Terri Whitmarsh (1986) Nora Cagwin (1999) Kellie Becher (1993) Terri Whitmarsh (1985) Amy Day (1991)

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  Infielder Barb Gaines (right) became the first Missouri State softball All-America pick as a senior in 1993. She was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Third Team after authoring one of the most outstanding careers in the program’s history.   A native of St. Louis, Gaines enjoyed a brilliant senior season, ranking among the national top 10 in batting average for most of the season and finishing with a then-school record .442 mark. Gaines ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference in hits (68) and second in stolen bases (22).   The first player in Gateway/MVC history to win all-league honors four straight years, Gaines closed her career with five Missouri State single-season records and eight career marks. She still holds the career records for hits (252), total chances (1,287), and batting average (.403), is second in stolen bases (58), and at bats (626), third in putouts (1,013) and fourth in runs (113).   Gaines received the Missouri State Outstanding Female Athlete award in 1992 and 1993 and was inducted into the Missouri State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2000.

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Texas Woman’s 2, MSU 0 (1979 at Denton, Texas) Oklahoma 5, MSU 0 (1979 at Springfield, Mo.) Missouri Southern State 2, MSU 0 (1983 at Joplin, Mo.) Missouri 3, MSU 0 (5/15/83 at Columbia, Mo.) Florida State 14, MSU 0 (5 innings) - perfect game   (3/18/89 at Tallahassee, Fla.) Kansas 4, MSU 0 — perfect game   (4/22/92, first game, at Shawnee Mission, Kan.) Texas A&M-CC 2, MSU 0 (2/25/05 at Denton, Texas) #21 Missouri 8, MSU 0 (5 innings) (3/15/05 at Columbia, Mo.) Indiana State 1, MSU 0 (3/26/05 at Terre Haute, Ind.) #23 S. Illinois 7, MSU 0 (4/16/05 at Carbondale, Ill.) #23 S. Illinois 3, MSU 0 (4/17/05 at Carbondale, Ill.) Wichita State 13, MSU 0 (5/14/05 at MVC Tourn- ament, Wichita, Kan.) Alabama 8, MSU 0 (2/19/06 at Boca Raton, Fla.) Penn State 4, MSU 0 (2/25/06 at Fayetteville, Ark.) #5 LSU 7, MSU 0 (2/16/07 at Houston, Texas) Tulsa 1, MSU 0 (8 innings) (4/23/08, first game, at Springfield, Mo.) #12 Missouri 5, Missouri State 0 (3/8/09 at Springfield, Mo.)

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Games Played: 61, 1997 (Won 35, Lost 26) Wins: 40, 2006 (Lost 17) Losses: 37, 1989 (Won 11) Winning Percentage: .816, 1978 (Won 31, Lost 7) Consecutive Wins: 13, 1986 and 1994 Consecutive Losses: 10, 1989; 12 over 2009-10 seasons At Bats: 1,547, 1997 Runs: 290, 1996 Hits: 450, 1996 Doubles: 70, 1997 and 2006 Triples: 18, 1985 and 1996 Home Runs: 34, 2006 and 2010 Runs Batted In: 246, 1996 Batting Average: .305, 1996 Total Bases: 600, 1996 Slugging Percentage: .414, 1984 Stolen Bases: 96, 1996 Sacrifice Hits: 95, 1988 and 1992 Putouts: 1,209, 1997 Assists: 545, 2000 Errors: 141, 1989 Total Chances: 1,772, 2006 Fielding Percentage: .981, 2008

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Becky Duffin, 3/29/83 at Springfield, Mo. MSU 2, Missouri Southern State 0 Amy Day, 3/10/91 at College Station, Texas MSU 3, Penn State 0 — perfect game Amy Day, 3/19/91 at Springfield, Mo. MSU 8, Saint Louis 0 (6 innings) — perfect game Kellie Becher, 4/1/94 (first game) at Charleston, Ill. MSU 1, Eastern Illinois 0 (9 innings) Kellie Becher, 4/1/94 (second game) at Charleston, Ill. MSU 5, Purdue 0 — perfect game Wendy Farthing, 3/14/95 at Springfield, Mo. MSU 12, Southwest Baptist 0 (5 innings) Wendy Farthing, 4/24/96 at Springfield, Mo. MSU 8, UMKC 0 (6 innings) Tauni Kennemer, 3/28/99 at Springfield, Mo. MSU 8, Saint Louis 0 (5 innings) — perfect game Amanda Herbster, 3/13/04 at Cape Girardeau, Mo. MSU 8, Iowa State 0 (5 innings) — perfect game Amanda Herbster, 3/14/04 at Cape Girardeau, Mo. MSU 3, Valparaiso 0 Melissa Porche, 4/1/06 at Des Moines, Iowa MSU 7, Drake 0 Melissa Porche, 2/11/07 at Conway, Ark. MSU 6, Central Arkansas 0

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Appearances: 47, Nora Cagwin, 1997 Innings Pitched: 263.0, Terri Whitmarsh, 1985 Wins: 31, Kellie Becher, 1994 Losses: 22, Michele Chia, 1988 Saves: 8, Melissa Porche, 2005 Earned Run Average: 0.27, Terri Whitmarsh, 1985 Games Started: 36, Kellie Becher, 1994 Complete Games: 33, Terri Whitmarsh, 1985; Kellie Becher, 1994 Strikeouts: 288, Melissa Porche, 2008 Walks: 78, Melissa Porche, 2008 Shutouts: 16, Kellie Becher, 1994

Appearances: 152, Melissa Porche, 2005-08 Innings Pitched: 837.1, Terri Whitmarsh, 1983-86 Wins: 73, Terri Whitmarsh, 1983-86 Losses: 49, Melissa Porche, 2005-08 Saves: 18, Melissa Porche, 2005-08 Earned Run Average: 0.54, Terri Whitmarsh, 1983-86 Games Started: 109, Terri Whitmarsh, 1983-86 Complete Games: 99, Terri Whitmarsh, 1983-86 Strikeouts: 767, Nora Cagwin, 1996-99 Walks: 194, Melissa Porche, 2005-08 Shutouts: 37, Terri Whitmarsh, 1983-86

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Walks: 120, 1987 Earned Run Average: 0.46, 1983 Shutouts: 19, 1979, 1985 and 1994

Games: 61, Diedre Shores, Tawnya Grout,   Keri Dowell, Jessica Acton, 1997 At Bats: 193, Diedre Shores, 1997 Runs: 60, Kate Madden, 1996 Hits: 86, Kate Madden, 1996 Consecutive Game Hit Streak: 23, Kate   Madden, 3/24/96 to 4/27/96 (second game) Batting Average: .450, Kate Madden, 1996 Runs Batted In: 46, Heather Anderson, 1996 Doubles: 18, Diedre Shores, 1997 Triples: 8, Sara Cole, 2005 Home Runs: 10, Ashley Meredith, 2004;   Samantha Fleeman, 2006 Total Bases: 101, Samantha Fleeman, 2006 Slugging Percentage: .657, Jessie Smith, 2009 Walks: 51, Ashley Meredith, 2003 Strikeouts: 48, Deanna Keim, 2002; Charity Head, 2004 Stolen Bases: 37, Kate Madden, 1996 Sacrifice Hits: 25, Patty Birren, 1992 Putouts: 440, Kenna Jones, 1996 Assists: 152, Tina Kramos, 1995 Errors: 33, Kathy Cummings, 1989 Total Chances: 484, Kenna Jones, 1996 Fielding Percentage: 1.000, 12 times by 11 players

Slugging Percentage: .555, Jessie Smith, 2006-09 Walks: 132, Ashley Meredith, 2001-04 Strikeouts: 142, Deanna Keim, 2001-04 Stolen Bases: 59, Kate Madden, 1993-96 Sacrifice Hits: 55, Beca Clark, 1990-93 Putouts: 1,160, Kenna Jones, 1994-96 Assists: 488, Alicia Jager, 2003-06 Errors: 81, Erica Shepherd, 1996-99 Total Chances: 1,287, Barb Gaines, 1990-93 Fielding Percentage: 1.000, Tricia Holiway, 2002-05


Missouri State Career Records Batting and Fielding Hits

Barb Gaines (1990-93) Sarah Madden (1997-00) Kate Madden (1993-96) Diedre Shores (1995-98) Jessie Smith (2006-09)

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Jami Canada (1998-01) 45 Diedre Shores (1995-98) 43 Heather Anderson (1994-98) 38 Michelle Armentrout (2005-08) 36 Jessie Smith (2006-09) 36

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Triples

Tammy Holloway (1982-85) 18 Sara Cole (2003-06) 17 Jan Lauer (1982-84) 13 Marcia Bisges (1984-87) 13 Christy Serwein (2001-04) 12

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Batting Average

Barb Gaines (1990-93) .403 Kate Madden (1993-96) .349 Diedre Shores (1995-98) .338 Chrissi Castro (1994-95) .328 Jessie Smith (2006-09) .327

Total Bases

Jessie Smith (2006-09) 329 Diedre Shores (1995-98) 283 Christy Serwein (2001-04) 279 Heather Anderson (1994-98) 276 Toni Rieke (1993-96) 261

Slugging Percentage

Jessie Smith (2006-09) .555 Diedre Shores (1995-98) .473 Heather Anderson (1994-98) .469 Ashley Meredith (2001-04) .465 Samantha Fleeman (2004-05) .464

Walks

Ashley Meredith (2001-04) 132 Katie Martin (2004-07) 88 Diedre Shores (1995-98) 78 Erica Shepherd (1996-99) 76 Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 70

Ashley Meredith

Deanna Keim (2001-04) 142 Ashley Meredith (2001-04) 125 Katie Martin (2004-07) 124 MIchelle Armentrout (2005-08) 120 Erica Shepherd (1996-99) 118

Stolen Bases

Kate Madden (1993-96) Barb Gaines (1990-93) Keri Dowell (1994-97) Katie Martin (2004-07) Amanda Bean (2000-03)

Runs Batted In

59 58 57 54 53

Sacrifice Hits

Beca Clark (1990-93) 55 Patty Birren (1989-92) 54 Keri Dowell (1994-97) 49 Meghan Brilhart (1998-01) 43 Tina Kramos (1991-95) 41

Putouts

Kenna Jones (1994-96) 1160 Jami Canada (1998-01) 1144 Barb Gaines (1990-93) 1013 Tawnya Grout (1997-00) 783 Joni Smith (1985-88) 758

Assists

Alicia Jager (2003-06) 488 Tina Kramos (1991-95) 487 Jessica Gorham (1998-01) 448 Marcia Bisges (1984-87) 429 Annie Medico (1999-02) 374

Total Chances

81 61 56 54 51

Barb Gaines (1990-93) 1287 Kenna Jones (1994-96) 1284 Jami Canada (1998-01) 1210 Diedre Shores (1995-98) 924 Tawnya Grout (1997-00) 916

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Heather Anderson (1994-98) 125 Toni Rieke (1993-96) 121 Jessie Smith (2006-09) 105 Michelle Armentrout (2005-08) 100 Erica Shepherd (1996-99) 98

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634 626 598 593 593

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Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 0.54 Penny Clayton (1978-80) 0.72 Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 73 Kellie Becher (1993-94) 0.98 Nora Cagwin (1996-99) 71 Tammy Long (1978-80) 1.08 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 60 Amy Day (1990-91) 1.09 Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 49 Kellie Becher (1993-94) 47 Games Started Kate Madden (1993-96) 42 Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 109 Wendy Farthing (1995-98) 42 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 100 Nora Cagwin (1996-99) 99 Losses Wendy Farthing (1995-98) 88 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 49 Kate Madden (1993-96) 82 Wendy Farthing (1995-98) 48 Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 82 Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 42 Tauni Kennemer (1999-02) 37 Complete Games Sarah Nemlowill (2000-03) 36 Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 99 Kate Madden (1993-96) 35 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 74 Nora Cagwin (1996-99) 69 Saves Kellie Becher (1993-94) 57 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 18 Kate Madden (1993-96) 50 Wendy Farthing (1995-98) 187 Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 47 Kate Madden (1993-96) 178 Lauren McGinley (2007-10) 123 Strikeouts Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 113 Nora Cagwin (1996-99) 767 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 754 Appearances Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 545 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 152 Kellie Becher (1993-94) 447 Nora Cagwin (1996-99) 148 Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 296 Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 133 Wendy Farthing (1995-98) 122 Walks Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 113 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 194 Tauni Kennemer (1999-02) 102 Wendy Farthing (1995-98) 187 Jessica Davis (1999-02) 102 Kate Madden (1993-96) 178 Lauren McGinley (2007-10) 123 Innings Pitched Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 113 Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 837.1 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 751.0 Shutouts Nora Cagwin (1996-99) 706.1 Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) 37 Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 560.2 Nora Cagwin (1996-99) 29 Wendy Farthing (1995-98) 554.0 Kellie Becher (1993-94) 28 Kate Madden (1993-96) 523.0 Melissa Porche (2005-08) 20 Shannon Buslepp (2003-06) 13

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At-Bats..................................................48 ............................ vs. Iowa State (March 19, 2009) Runs.......................................................17.......................................vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Hits.........................................................16.......................................vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Doubles.................................................4..........................................vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Triples...................................................2..............................................vs. UNI (March 14, 2009) Home Runs..........................................4..........................................vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Runs Batted-In..................................16.......................................vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Walks.....................................................8........................................ vs. Bradley (April 10, 2010) Stolen Bases.......................................4..........................................vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Strikeouts............................................12...............................vs. Indiana State (May 1, 2010)

At-Bats..................................................52....................................Iowa State (March 19, 2009) Runs.......................................................12......................................... Rutgers (March 18, 2010) .................................................................12................................................. UNI (March 14, 2009) Hits.........................................................16....................................Iowa State (March 19, 2009) Doubles.................................................7............................................Arkansas (April 28, 2010) Triples...................................................1..............................................................................five times Home Runs..........................................6..................................... Illinois State (April 25, 2010) Runs Batted-In..................................12................................................. UNI (March 14, 2009) Walks.....................................................6.......................................................................... three times Stolen Bases.......................................5..........................Southern Illinois (March 19, 2010) Strikeouts............................................8............................................................................. two times

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At-Bats..................................................7...... Kelsey Kidwell, Iowa State (March 19, 2009) Runs.......................................................3............................................................................ four times Hits.........................................................5.......Carleigh Berry, Iowa State (March 19, 2009) Doubles.................................................3..............Sandra Smith, Arkansas (April 28, 2010) .................................................................3......Courtney Wray, Iowa State (March 19, 2009) Triples...................................................1..............................................................................five times Home Runs..........................................2........... Abby Olson, Illinois State (April 25, 2010) .................................................................2.................... Amanda Evans, UMKC (April 8, 2009) Runs Batted-In..................................5.................. Brittney Balduf, UNI (March 14, 2009) Walks.....................................................3............................................................................. two times Stolen Bases.......................................2...Natalee Weissinger, S. Illinois (March 19, 2010) .................................................................2...............Megan Machovec, UNI (March 14, 2009) Strikeouts............................................4...... Carrie Monroe, Iowa State (March 19, 2009)

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At-Bats..................................................6..............................................................................five times Runs.......................................................2................................................................................21 times Hits.........................................................4..............Bubba Weiss vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) .................................................................4....... Jessie Smith vs. Saint Louis (March 8, 2009) Doubles.................................................2...... Raeven Replogle vs. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) .................................................................2...... Ashley Knehans vs. Indiana State (May 2, 2010) Triples...................................................1........................................Christa Gammon, four times .................................................................1......................Jessie Smith vs. UNI March 14, 2009) Home Runs..........................................1................................................................................16 times Runs Batted-In..................................4............................................................................ four times Walks.....................................................3..............................................Caitlin Chapin, two times Stolen Bases.......................................2....... Jessie Smith vs. Saint Louis (March 8, 2009) Strikeouts............................................3......Bubba Weiss vs. Indiana State (May 1, 2010)

Innings Pitched.................................13.0 ...............................Iowa State (March 19, 2009) Fewest Hits.........................................0.............................................Missouri (March 8, 2009) Fewest Runs.......................................0..............................................................................five times Fewest Walks.....................................0...........................................................................eight times Most Hits..............................................16............................................. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Most Runs............................................17............................................. IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Most Walks..........................................8...............................................Bradley (April 10, 2010) Home Runs..........................................4................................................ IUPUI (March 17, 2010) Strikeouts............................................12..................................... Indiana State (May 1, 2010) Wild Pitches........................................2........................................ Indiana State (May 1, 2010) Balks......................................................NA....................................................................................... NA Hit By Pitch.........................................1............................................................................nine times

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Missouri State Honors and Awards National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America

CoSIDA Academic All-District VII

1993 3B, Barb Gaines, 3rd team

1996 2B, Megan Krebs 1997 DP, Erica Shepherd OF, Krista Scholz 1998 IF, Erica Shepherd 1999 IF, Erica Shepherd 2000 P, Jessica Davis 3B, Jessica Gorham 2001 3B, Jessica Gorham 2003 OF, Amanda Bean 2004 DP, Ashley Meredith 2005 OF, Jessica Leathers 2006 1B/P, Samantha Fleeman OF, Katie Martin 2010 OF, Jenna Schwark

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Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award All-America 2007 Katie Martin, 1st team

2007 Katie Martin

Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year 1994 Holly Hesse

MVC Player of the Year 1994 Kellie Becher 1996 Kate Madden 2006 Samantha Fleeman

MVC Pitcher of the Year 1998 Nora Cagwin 1999 Nora Cagwin

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MVC Rookie of the Year 2000 Staci Wattie

All-Missouri Valley Conference 1993 3B, Barb Gaines, 1st team P, Kellie Becher, 1st team SS, Tina Kramos, 1st team OF, Emily Morgan, 2nd team 1994 P, Kellie Becher, 1st team/MVP SS, Tina Kramos, 1st team 3B, Chrissi Castro, 1st team OF, Heather Anderson, 1st team 1995 3B, Chrissi Castro, 1st team C, Toni Rieke, 2nd team 1996 UT, Kate Madden, 1st team/MVP C, Toni Rieke, 1st team OF, Heather Anderson, 2nd team 2B, Diedre Shores, 2nd team 1997 P, Nora Cagwin, 1st team 1B, Diedre Shores, 1st team OF, Krista Scholz, 2nd team SS, Erica Shepherd, 2nd team 1998 P, Nora Cagwin, 1st team 2B, Diedre Shores, 1st team C, Tawnya Grout, 2nd team OF, Heather Anderson, 2nd team 1999 P, Nora Cagwin, 1st team 1B, Jami Canada, 1st team OF, Sarah Madden, 1st team SS, Erica Shepherd, 2nd team 2000 DP, Staci Wattie, 1st team 3B, Jessica Gorham, 2nd team OF, Sarah Madden, 2nd team SS, Annie Medico, 2nd team 2001 OF, Christy Serwein, 2nd team 2002 OF, Christy Serwein, 1st team 3B, Ashley Meredith, 1st team SS, Annie Medico, 2nd team 2003 OF, Christy Serwein, 1st team 3B, Ashley Meredith, 1st team C, Deanna Keim, 2nd team 2004 DP, Ashley Meredith, 2nd team C, Deanna Keim, 2nd team OF, Sara Cole, hon. mention 2005 OF, Sara Cole, 2nd team P, Shannon Buslepp, 2nd team 2006 1B, Samantha Fleeman, 1st team/MVP P, Shannon Buslepp, 1st team OF, Jessie Smith, 1st team P, Melissa Porche, 2nd team

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2006 OF, Katie Martin, 2nd team 2007 OF, Katie Martin, 2nd team 2008 UT, Melissa Porche, 1st team 3B, Michelle Armentrout, 2nd team OF, Brooke Kempker, 2nd team 2009 SS, Jessie Smith, 1st team 2010 OF, Jenna Schwark, 1st team UT, Caitlin Chapin, 1st team 2B, Christa Gammon, 2nd team

MVC All-Tournament Team 1993 Beca Clark Toni Rieke 1994 Kellie Becher Chrissi Castro Tina Kramos 1995 Heather Anderson Krista Scholz 1996 Kate Madden (MVP) Jessica Acton Toni Rieke Diedre Shores 1997 Wendy Farthing (MVP) Nora Cagwin Erica Shepherd Diedre Shores 1998 Nora Cagwin (MVP) Heather Anderson Erica Shepherd Diedre Shores 1999 Nora Cagwin Erica Shepherd 2000 Sarah Madden 2002 Annie Medico 2003 Christy Serwein Amanda Herbster 2005 Sara Cole Shannon Buslepp Alicia Jager 2006 Shannon Buslepp (MVP) Melissa Porche Michelle Armentrout Jessie Smith 2007 Katie Martin 2008 Michelle Armentrout Melissa Porche Jessie Smith 2009 Jenna Schwark 2010 Natalie Rose Jenna Schwark


Missouri State Honors and Awards NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team 1997 Krista Scholz 1998 Sarah Madden Tawnya Grout

MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

MVC Pitcher of the Week

(Selected by women’s athletics staff)

Terri Whitmarsh Barb Gaines Barb Gaines Kellie Becher (co-recipient)

Andrew J. McDonald Achievement Award

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Marcia Bisges* (1984-87) Becky Duffin (1981-83) Barb Gaines (1990-93) Tammy Holloway (1982-85) Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86)

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1985 Tammy Holloway (Apr. 15) 1986 Terri Whitmarsh (Apr. 14) 1988 Joni Smith (Apr. 4) 1990 Patty Porter (Apr. 3) 1990 Barb Gaines (Apr. 24) 1991 Amy Day (Mar. 26) 1992 Patty Porter (Mar. 17) Gena Piper (May 5)

Penny Clayton (1977-80) Debbie Dace Sawyers (1974-75) Reba Sims (coach 1969-71) Diane Cline (1978-80) Becky Duffin (1981-83) Lisa Nicholson Reece (1977-79) Tammy Holloway (1982-85) Terri Whitmarsh (1983-86) Marcia Bisges (1984-87) Barb Gaines (1990-93) Kellie Becher-Kessler (1993-94) Tina Kramos (1991-95) Chrissi Castro (1994-95) Kate Madden (1993-96) Nora Cagwin Whitcomb (1996-99)

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1993 Kellie Becher (Mar. 30, Apr. 27) 1994 Kellie Becher (Mar. 29, Apr. 5, Apr. 19, May 9) 1996 Kate Madden (Mar. 26) Wendy Farthing (Apr. 30) 1997 Nora Cagwin (Mar. 11, Apr. 28) 1998 Nora Cagwin (Mar. 23, Apr. 27) 1999 Nora Cagwin (Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 8, Mar. 29, Apr. 12) 2000 Jessica Davis (Mar. 6) 2002 Tauni Kennemer (Feb. 11) 2004 Lindsey Major (Feb. 25) Amanda Herbster (Mar. 15) 2006 Shannon Buslepp (Feb. 20) Melissa Porche (Apr. 3) 2008 Melissa Porche (Mar. 17, Mar. 24) 2009 Lauren McGinley (Mar. 2)

1991 P, Amy Day, 1st team 1B, Barb Gaines, 1st team 1992 1B, Barb Gaines, co-MVP P, Gena Piper, 1st team SS, Patty Porter, 1st team

1993 Barb Gaines, 1st team Beca Clark, hon. mention 1994 Michelle Barnhart, hon. mention Toni Rieke, hon. mention 1995 Michelle Barnhart, hon. mention Megan Krebs, hon. mention Krista Scholz, hon. mention 1996 Kenna Jones, hon. mention Megan Krebs, hon. mention Krista Scholz, hon. mention 1997 Wendy Farthing, 1st team Krista Scholz, 1st team Erica Shepherd, 1st team Megan Krebs, hon. mention Stephanie Penrose, hon. mention 1998 Erica Shepherd, 1st team Wendy Farthing, hon. mention Tawnya Grout, hon. mention Sarah Madden, hon. mention 1999 Nora Cagwin, 1st team Jami Canada, 1st team Jessica Gorham, 1st team Sarah Madden, 1st team Erica Shepherd, 1st team Meghan Brilhart, hon. mention 2000 Jessica Davis, 1st team Jessica Gorham, 1st team Sarah Madden, 1st team Jami Canada, hon. mention 2001 Jami Canada, 1st team Jessica Gorham, 1st team Sarah Nemlowill, hon. mention 2002 Jessica Davis, 1st team Ashley Meredith, hon. mention Sarah Nemlowill, hon. mention 2003 Amanda Bean, 1st team Ashley Meredith, 1st team 2004 Ashley Meredith, 1st team Jessica Leathers, 1st team 2005 Jessica Leathers, 1st team Sara Cole, hon. mention Katie Martin, hon. mention 2006 Samantha Fleeman, 1st team Katie Martin, 1st team Melissa Porche, hon. mention 2007 Katie Martin, 1st team 2008 Melissa Porche, hon. mention 2009 Lauren McGinley, hon. mention 2010 Jenna Schwark, 1st team Lauren McGinley, hon. mention

2009 Jessie Smith (Mar. 30)


Missouri State First-Team All-Conference Selections

Malissa East 1983

Tammy Holloway 1983, 1984

Lori Pulcher 1985

Terri Whitmarsh 1985, 1986

Paula Buscher 1986

Marcia Bisges 1986, 1987

Machelle Dye 1986

Joni Smith 1987

Stephanie Loria 1988

Laura Scafidi 1988

Dana Geyer 1989

Barb Gaines 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Amy Day 1991

Gena Piper 1992

Patty Porter 1992

Kellie Becher 1993, 1994

Tina Kramos 1993, 1994

Chrissi Castro 1994, 1995

Heather Anderson 1994

Kate Madden 1996

Toni Rieke 1996

Nora Cagwin 1997, 1998, 1999

Diedre Shores 1997, 1998

Jami Canada 1999

Sarah Madden 1999

Staci Wattie 2000

Ashley Meredith 2002, 2003

Christy Serwein 2002, 2003

Shannon Buslepp 2006

Samantha Fleeman 2006

Jessie Smith 2006, 2009

Melissa Porche 2008

Caitlin Chapin 2010

Jenna Schwark 2010

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Missouri State Yearly Results W 7-1 Saint Louis W 3-0 Pittsburg State

MAIAW State Tournament W 12-1  SEMO W 4-2 Missouri W 1-0 Northwest Missouri W 14-1  Tarkio

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W 5-2 Grand View L 3-4 Grand View

American Legion National Tournament W 8-0 Saint Louis W 5-3 West Texas A&M W 1-0 Central Oklahoma L 0-1 Western Michigan L 0-3 Creighton

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SIU Edwardsville SIU Edwardsville Missouri Western Missouri Western Missouri Southern Pittsburg State

Illinois State Invitational W 2-1 Western Michigan W 2-1 Indiana State W 3-2 Missouri L 1-3 Missouri

Missouri Invitational W 2-1 Kansas State L 0-2 Creighton W 2-1 Nebraska W 1-0 Illinois Central L 0-3 Kansas L 0-1 Creighton

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MSU Invitational L 0-5 Oklahoma L 0-7 Illinois State W 2-0 Stephen F. Austin

Illinois State Invitational L 2-3 Eastern Illinois W 1-0 Southern Illinois W 6-4 Michigan State W 4-1 Western Illinois W 7-0 at Illinois State W 6-0 Indiana

1983 (28-10) -- NCAA Division I Midwest Regional, Columbia, Mo. Front Row (from left): Donna Knobbe, Vicki Simpson, Missy East, Cindy Wolf, Tammy Holloway. Middle Row: Becky Duffin, Jo Roberts, Margaret Graff, Debbie Leuthen, Dana Bryson, Jayne Stafford. Back Row: Head Coach Jim Webb, Lori Pulcher, Kristi Neumann, Terri Whitmarsh, Anita Turpin, Jan Lauer.

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Oklahoma Invitational W 5-1 Iowa State W 4-3 New Mexico W 2-0 Ohio State L 0-2 Kansas

Oklahoma Invitational L 2-4 Kansas L 2-5 Indiana W 2-0 Texas-Arlington

W 3-0 Central Missouri W 3-2 Central Missouri

Coach: Kay Hunter Record: 16-20 (.444)

Coach: Kay Hunter Record: 21-17 (.553) W 8-0 SEMO W 10-0  SEMO L 5-6 Illinois State L 2-4 Illinois State

Coach: Jim Webb Record: 28-10 (.737) Okla. Baptist Invitational W 8-0 NE (Okla.) State W 9-0 Friends W 2-0 Pittsburg State W 5-1 Wayne State W 8-0 at Oklahoma Baptist

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Oklahoma Invitational W 1-0 Texas A&M W 10-0  Kansas State W 10-0  Northwestern W 15-2  Grand Valley State W 1-0 Wyoming L 0-2 Texas Woman’s L 2-3 Oklahoma State W 1-0 Texas-Arlington L 0-2 Texas Woman’s L 0-2 Texas Woman’s

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Coach: Kay Hunter Record: 27-10 (.730) W 10-0  Taylor W 11-0  Taylor

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AIAW College World Series L 0-1 Texas A&M W 4-0 South Carolina L 1-2 Oregon

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AIAW College World Series W 5-2 Springfield College L 0-2 Arizona State W 3-1 Oklahoma State L 1-2 Nebraska-Omaha

AIAW College World Series W 11-2  Massachusetts L 0-1 UCLA W 1-0 Oregon State L 0-1 Cal Poly-Pomona

AIAW Region 6 Tournament W 2-0 Creighton W 6-1 Kansas W 4-0 Iowa State W 1-0 Creighton

AIAW Region 6 Tournament W 4-1 Saint Louis L 0-2 Missouri W 3-2 Minnesota L 4-6 Kansas

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MAIAW State Tournament W 6-3 SEMO L 1-3 Truman L 5-8 Central Missouri W 9-2 Central Missouri W 10-2  Central Missouri

W 4-0 Kansas L 0-2 Kansas

Illinois State Invitational L 1-2 Michigan L 8-9 Western Illinois W 1-0 Northern Illinois

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MAIAW State Tournament W 10-3  UMSL W 12-1  Missouri L 0-5 Tarkio W 9-1 Missouri Western

W 9-2 Southwest Baptist W 14-5  Southwest Baptist W 5-0 Illinois State W 8-2 Illinois Central W 8-3 Truman W 21-1  Saint Louis

MAIAW State Tournament W 11-0  Tarkio W 12-7  Missouri W 7-5 Central Missouri W 15-0  Tarkio

W 12-2  Central Missouri W 6-1 Pittsburg State W 4-3 Kansas W 3-1 Nebraska W 3-1 Oklahoma State L 0-1 Kansas L 1-4 Creighton W 4-0 Pittsburg State L 4-7 Pittsburg State W 1-0 Iowa W 3-2 Saint Louis W 4-1 Iowa W 6-2 Saint Louis

AIAW Region 6 Tournament W 2-1 Iowa State W 5-0 Minnesota W 5-1 Iowa

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W 10-9  Pittsburg State L   8-10 Pittsburg State L   0-13 Kansas L 1-7 Kansas W 8-2 at SEMO W 6-2 at SEMO W 3-0 at Southern Illinois L   0-14 at Illinois State W 10-5  Wichita State W 5-2 Wichita State W 6-4 Kansas State L 3-4 Kansas State L 10-11 at Central Missouri L 10-15 at Central Missouri L 5-6 at Pittsburg State W 9-0 at Pittsburg State

MSU Invitational W 18-1  Oklahoma W 10-1  Kansas State W 5-0 Texas Woman’s L 0-1 Tarkio

W 6-0 Missouri L 2-3 Pittsburg State W 12-3  Central Missouri W 13-1  Central Missouri

Illinois State Invitational L 1-2 Western Michigan W 4-0 Indiana State L 3-4 Western Illinois

Saint Louis Saint Louis at Pittsburg State Kansas State

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Coach: Kay Hunter Record: 18-16 (.529) W 10-3  Missouri Southern W 14-5  Missouri Southern W 7-1 at Wichita State L 4-5 at Kansas State W 11-3  at Kansas State L   2-12 at Kansas L   3-13 at Kansas W 9-5 Southwest Baptist W 13-2  Southwest Baptist MSU Invitational L   2-13 Northwest Missouri W 5-4 Central Missouri L 4-7 Missouri

Coach: Kay Hunter Record: 27-7 (.794) W 6-1 Oklahoma W 8-6 Oklahoma W 7-1 Wichita State W 14-1  Wichita State W 7-6 Southwest Baptist W 7-2 Southwest Baptist W 12-2  Northwest Missouri W 11-4  Northwest Missouri W 8-4 Pittsburg State W 13-3  Pittsburg State

Illinois State Invitational L 2-3 Indiana W 2-0 Eastern Illinois W 2-1 Northern Illinois W 9-4 at Illinois State B

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MAIAW State Tournament W 6-5 Missouri Western L 1-3 Missouri W 2-0 Central Missouri W 11-1  Truman L 1-4 Missouri W 7-5 Pittsburg State L 5-7 Pittsburg State

W 6-5 Missouri L 3-4 Northwest Missouri

Missouri Invitational L 0-6 Creighton W 2-0 UMSL L 0-1 Nebraska W 2-0 Illinois Central

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Coach: Kay Hunter Record: 17-8 (.680) L 0-2 Kansas L   6-15 Kansas W 20-6  Pittsburg State W 8-0 Oklahoma W 4-0 Northwest Missouri L   2-13 Northwest Missouri W 9-2 Kansas State W 13-3  Central Missouri W 2-1 Missouri W 9-0 Missouri L   1-12 Kansas L 1-2 Kansas W 16-7  Western Illinois W 8-5 Western Illinois W 13-3  Northwest Missouri W 7-1 Northwest Missouri W 11-5  Central Missouri W 17-0  Central Missouri

MSU Invitational L 1-2 Illinois State L 1-3 Kansas W 5-1 Iowa W 1-0 Pittsburg State W 3-1 Kansas State L 7-8 SEMO

W 8-0 Texas Wesleyan W 7-0 Texas Wesleyan

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Texas Invitational W 2-1 New Mexico L   5-10 Sam Houston State L 4-5 Nebraska L 3-7 Oklahoma

L 1-5 Eastern Illinois L 0-3 Eastern Illinois MSU Invitational W 7-2 UNI L 0-3 Minnesota W 10-2  Southern Illinois L 1-2 Kansas

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Texas Invitational W 8-2 Minnesota W 3-0 Stephen F. Austin W 2-0 New Mexico W 2-1 Baylor W 8-0 Texas-Arlington L 0-3 Texas Woman’s

Oklahoma Invitational L 2-3 Nebraska W 11-0  NE (Okla.) State L 0-2 Texas Woman’s W 5-4 Southern Illinois L 0-2 at Oklahoma

L 0-2 Iowa State W 8-0 West Texas A&M

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Oklahoma Invitational W 5-0 Nebraska-Omaha W 6-0 Wyoming W 4-2 Texas Wesleyan L 1-2 Michigan State

Illinois State Illinois State Grand View Central Michigan SEMO Tarkio Tarkio

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Coach: Kay Hunter Record: 26-12 (.684) W 9-0 Michigan State L 1-5 Oklahoma

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AIAW Region 6 Tournament W 12-2  North Dakota State L 0-1 Kansas L 2-3 Drake

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Coach: Jim Webb Record: 21-15 (.583) *Gateway: 9-6 (3rd) Oklahoma Invitational L 2-3 at Oklahoma W 2-1 Northern Illinois W 4-3 Indiana L 1-4 at Texas Tech W 2-0 Western Illinois* L 2-3 Western Illinois* W 3-0 Pittsburg State W 5-1 at Eastern Illinois* W 1-0 at Eastern Illinois* W 1-0 at Southern Illinois* L 1-3 at Southern Illinois* L 1-4 Missouri Southern L 1-4 Missouri Southern L 0-5 Illinois State* L 3-4 Illinois State* W 4-0 Indiana State* W 4-2 Missouri L 0-3 Missouri W 3-1 Wichita State* W 2-0 Wichita State* L 1-2 William Woods W 8-0 William Woods W 5-3 Pittsburg State W 16-5  Pittsburg State L 0-1 at UNI* L 0-1 at UNI* W 9-0 at Drake* W 9-4 at Drake* W 4-0 at Central Missouri L 0-1 at Central Missouri

Gateway Tournament W 6-3 Indiana State W 2-0 Illinois State (14) L 0-1 Western Illinois (10) W 3-1 Bradley W 5-3 Western Illinois L 3-5 Western Illinois

1985

Coach: Mary Phyl Dwight Record: 27-23 (.540) *Gateway: 9-6 (4th) W 2-1 at Arkansas State W 7-0 at Arkansas State L 2-4 at Northwestern State L 3-4 at Northwestern State L 0-1 at Louisiana Tech L 1-2 at Louisiana Tech L 1-4 at Louisiana-Monroe L 0-2 at Louisiana-Monroe W 1-0 at Mississippi State L 2-4 at Mississippi State

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Florida State Invitational W 7-0 Stetson W 1-0 Toledo W 9-0 Furman W 5-0 Rutgers L 3-4 at Florida State L 0-2 South Florida

Texas A&M Invitational W 1-0 Florida State W 2-0 Louisiana-Monroe W 5-3 at Texas A&M W 3-0 Stanford W 3-2 Baylor L 0-2 Utah State L 0-1 South Florida W 3-1 New Mexico L 0-1 Louisiana Tech W 4-2 Central Missouri W 7-6 Central Missouri W 4-1 at Pittsburg State L 4-5 at Pittsburg State W 3-2 Eastern Illinois* W 2-0 Eastern Illinois* W 6-1 Southern Illinois* L 2-5 Missouri L 5-8 Missouri

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at Western Illinois* at Western Illinois* at Bradley* at Bradley* at Indiana State* at Illinois State* Drake* Drake* UNI* UNI* at Wichita State* at Wichita State*

Gateway Tournament W 2-0 Southern Illinois L 0-4 Illinois State W 2-1 Western Illinois L 0-1 Indiana State

1986

Coach: Mary Carter Record: 30-20 (.600) *Gateway: 6-12 (7th) W 3-0 Mississippi State W 10-3  Mississippi State W 6-0 Penn State W 4-3 Maine W 5-1 Iowa State W 3-1 Maine W 8-0 Virginia W 4-1 Virginia W 9-0 Detroit W 1-0 Army W 6-0 Miami (Ohio) W 3-0 Pittsburg State W 4-1 Pittsburg State L 0-1 Drake* L 1-2 UNI*

Miller Memorial Tournament L 1-9 Drake* W 2-0 UNI* L 2-4 Toledo W 3-0 Illinois-Chicago L 0-1 Creighton W 5-1 Wayne State W 2-0 Drake L 0-1 Creighton

W W W W L W W L L L L L L W W L L L L L

4-1 7-0 1-0 2-1 0-2 3-0 1-0 1-9 0-4 0-3 0-4 2-3 0-1 2-1 8-2 1-3 0-1 1-2 0-2 0-4

Central Missouri Central Missouri Wichita State* Wichita State* Missouri Missouri Indiana State* Indiana State* Illinois State* Illinois State* Kansas Kansas Bradley* Bradley* Western Illinois* Western Illinois* Southern Illinois* Southern Illinois* Eastern Illinois* Eastern Illinois*

Gateway Tournament W 1-0 Western Illinois L 0-1 Eastern Illinois W 3-0 Drake W 5-0 Wichita State W 1-0 UNI W 1-0 Eastern Illinois L 0-1 Bradley

1987

Coach: Mary Carter Record: 30-22 (.577) *Gateway: 10-8 (4th) L 1-3 at Louisiana Tech L 4-5 at Louisiana Tech W 6-1 St. John’s W 8-1 C.W. Post W 9-0 Indiana-Purdue L 3-5 Maine W 6-4 St. John’s W 7-6 Maine W 9-2 Monmouth W 6-0 Stetson

Florida State Tournament W 1-0 Miami (Ohio) W 6-0 Rutgers W 11-1  Florida A&M W 2-0 McNeese State W 8-2 Stetson L 0-2 Toledo

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Oklahoma City Tournament L 0-4 Louisiana-Monroe L 0-6 Iowa State W 5-2 Wichita State

W 3-1 at Western Illinois* W 1-0 at Western Illinois* L 1-2 at Bradley* L 0-2 at Bradley* W 4-0 UNI* W 2-1 UNI* W 1-0 Drake* W 8-1 Drake* L 0-1 at Wichita State* L 0-2 at Wichita State* L 1-2 at Kansas L 3-7 at Kansas L 0-2 UMSL W 2-0 UMSL L   9-10 Kansas L 1-3 Kansas W 2-1 at Indiana State* L 0-8 at Indiana State* W 1-0 at Illinois State* L 2-3 at Illinois State* W 2-1 Missouri L 1-2 Missouri W 4-3 Pittsburg State W 1-0 Pittsburg State W 3-0 Southern Illinois* W 3-0 Southern Illinois* L 1-3 Eastern Illinois* L 2-4 Eastern Illinois*

Gateway Tournament W 2-1 Wichita State W 1-0 Eastern Illinois L 1-3 Western Illinois W 6-2 Illinois State L   3-11 Western Illinois

1988

Coach: Mary Carter Record: 16-35 (.314) *Gateway: 5-11 (8th) W 4-3 UMKC

Oklahoma City Tourney L 4-5 Utah State L 3-5 Wichita State L 1-4 Missouri L 3-4 at Oklahoma City L   0-10 at Oklahoma State

At Orlando, Fla. L 4-5 Michigan State L 1-3 Iowa L 1-3 Rutgers W 4-0 Massachusetts W 2-0 Akron L 2-3 South Florida L 2-3 Massachusetts L 0-1 Eastern Illinois

Missouri Invitational L 0-3 Southern Illinois W 6-5 UMKC L 0-3 at Missouri W 5-1 Southern Illinois L 0-8 at Missouri

L 1-4 Kansas L 1-6 Kansas L 2-7 Illinois State* L 0-4 Illinois State* W 3-1 Indiana State* L 1-4 Indiana State* L 1-2 at Kansas L 3-4 at Kansas L 0-4 UMSL W 1-0 UMSL W 2-0 at Pittsburg State L 2-4 at Pittsburg State L 0-2 Western Illinois* L 2-4 Western Illinois* L 0-1 Bradley* W 4-3 Bradley* L 2-7 Missouri L 2-3 Missouri L 1-3 at Eastern Illinois* L   2-11 at Eastern Illinois* W 3-2 at Southern Illinois* L 0-1 at Southern Illinois* L 1-2 at UNI* L   2-10 at UNI* W 3-1 at Drake* W 4-1 at Drake*

Gateway Tournament W 1-0 Wichita State L 1-3 Illinois State W 1-0 Southern Illinois W 1-0 Eastern Illinois

W 7-4 UNI L 1-2 Western Illinois

1989

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 11-37 (.229) *Gateway: 4-12 (9th) Florida State Tournament W 3-0 Stetson L   1-12 Miami (Ohio) L 0-7 Southern Illinois L   0-14 at Florida State

W 6-0 Rutgers L   4-12 Michigan State L 2-9 Texas-Arlington L 0-2 Drexel L 2-3 South Florida L 3-6 South Florida L   1-10 Michigan State W 2-0 Drexel L 0-8 Kansas L 0-4 Kansas

Missouri Invitational W 5-2 UMKC W 5-4 Saint Louis W 4-1 at Missouri L 0-2 Missouri S&T L 0-8 Missouri Southern L 1-4 Missouri Southern L 2-4 at Western Illinois* L 1-5 at Western Illinois* L 5-9 Eastern Illinois* L 2-3 Eastern Illinois* L 3-6 Southern Illinois* L 1-2 Southern Illinois* L 0-5 UMSL W 4-1 UMSL L 0-4 Kansas L 3-6 Kansas W 5-2 at Illinois State* L 2-4 at Illinois State* L 1-3 at Indiana State* L 3-6 at Indiana State* L 0-1 at Missouri L 1-2 at Missouri L 0-5 at Wichita State* W 5-4 at Wichita State* L 1-8 at Nebraska-Omaha L 0-8 at Nebraska-Omaha L 0-6 at Creighton L 0-2 at Creighton L 0-1 UNI* L 2-3 UNI* W 11-1  Drake* W 9-2 Drake*

Gateway Tournament L 2-5 Bradley L 0-6 UNI

1990

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 15-23 (.395) *Gateway: 7-9 (6th) Texas A&M Invitational L 0-2 at Texas A&M L 1-3 Oklahoma City L 2-4 South Carolina W 7-0 Sam Houston State^ L 1-2 Texas State L   0-10 Kansas W 2-1 Nicholls State L 0-1 Illinois State

L   1-10 at Missouri Southern W 5-0 at Missouri Southern

Louisiana Tech Tournament W 8-7 at Louisiana Tech W 5-4 South Carolina L 2-5 Texas-Arlington

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1-0 5-1 0-3 1-6 2-6 2-3 0-1 3-4 4-3 7-0 2-7 1-5 1-4 2-4 1-9 2-1 1-2 1-3

Indiana State* Indiana State* Illinois State* Illinois State* at Southern Illinois* at Southern Illinois* Missouri Missouri Bradley Bradley Western Illinois* Western Illinois* at Kansas at Kansas at UNI* at UNI* at Drake* at Drake*

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MSU Invitational W 5-2 Wichita State W 6-3 Austin Peay W 3-2 Wichita State W 3-2 Austin Peay

Gateway Tournament W 2-1 Western Illinois L 3-4 at Southern Illinois L 1-3 Eastern Illinois

1991

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 22-26 (.458) *Gateway: 6-6 (5th) Texas A&M Invitational L 2-3 Sam Houston State W 3-0 Texas State W 3-1 Kansas L 0-1 at Texas A&M L 0-8 Indiana State W 13-2  Northern Illinois W 3-0 Penn State L 1-6 Oklahoma City

W 8-0 Saint Louis W 4-0 Saint Louis L 1-5 Missouri Southern L   3-10 Missouri Southern

Patterson Insurance Invitational W 3-0 Northwestern State W 11-0  Athens State L 1-2 Northwestern State W 7-0 Texas-Arlington W 3-2 Nicholls State Houston Games Tournament L 3-4 DePaul L 0-1 Nicholls State W 3-2 Nicholls State W 4-3 DePaul L 1-3 Nicholls State L 0-1 at Missouri L 7-8 at Missouri

Oklahoma State Classic W 1-0 Texas-Arlington L 3-5 at Oklahoma State L 0-1 Creighton L 0-1 Texas A&M W 5-4 Sam Houston State L 0-7 Nebraska

L 3-5 Drake* W 5-1 Drake* W 2-0 UNI* L 0-4 UNI* L 1-2 at Wichita State* L 1-5 at Wichita State* L 1-2 at Illinois State* W 2-0 at Illinois State* L 0-2 Kansas L   1-11 Kansas W 9-0 at Bradley* W 8-6 at Bradley* W 5-0 at Western Illinois* L 0-1 at Western Illinois*

Gateway Tournament L 0-2 at Wichita State W 4-2 UNI W 8-0 Drake L 0-1 Western Illinois

1992

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 24-28 (.462) *Gateway: 14-4 (1st) L 0-5 at Missouri Southern W 6-1 at Missouri Southern L 6-9 Wichita State* W 14-2  Wichita State* L 4-7 at SEMO W 7-4 at SEMO

Patterson Insurance Invitational L 4-5 McNeese State L 2-3 Centenary W 6-0 Peru State W 4-3 Northwestern L 1-6 Northwestern W 7-1 Peru State L 1-3 Eastern Illinois

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at Louisiana Tech at Louisiana Tech at Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Lafayette at Stephen F. Austin at Stephen F. Austin at Sam Houston State at Sam Houston State at Texas-Arlington

W 2-1 Western Illinois* W 6-1 Western Illinois* W 4-2 Bradley* W 6-1 Bradley* L 0-3 Missouri L 0-8 Missouri W 2-1 at UNI* W 5-4 at UNI* L 5-6 at Drake* W 10-5  at Drake*

Oklahoma State Classic L 0-6 at Oklahoma State W 5-4 Nebraska L 0-8 Texas A&M L 1-3 Wichita State L 2-7 Nebraska L 0-3 Wichita State

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Kansas Kansas Illinois State* Illinois State* Indiana State* Indiana State* at Eastern Illinois* at Eastern Illinois* at Southern Illinois* at Southern Illinois*

Gateway Tournament W 4-3 UNI L 2-5 Western Illinois W 6-0 Eastern Illinois L 1-5 Southern Illinois

1993

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 28-21 (.571) *MVC: 8-8 (6th) W 3-0 Missouri Southern W 4-3 Missouri Southern

Texas A&M Invitational W 10-5  Indiana W 1-0 Tulsa W 3-2 Oklahoma City L 1-6 Creighton L 1-5 Washington L 1-3 at Texas A&M

L 2-7 Louisiana-Lafayette L   0-11 Louisiana-Lafayette Oklahoma State Classic L 0-1 at Oklahoma State L 0-7 Texas-Arlington L 1-2 Wichita State L 0-6 at Oklahoma State

Missouri Invitational W 1-0 Indiana State W 6-0 Eastern Michigan W 6-3 Tulsa L 1-2 Wichita State W 7-0 Indiana State L 0-2 at Missouri

W 1-0 at Saint Louis W 21-1  at Saint Louis

MSU Spring Classic W 1-0 Louisiana Tech W 5-3 Nebraska

L 0-1 Drake* L 4-5 Drake* L 0-1 UNI* W 5-3 UNI* W 8-4 at Southern Illinois* L 1-2 at Southern Illinois* L 1-3 at Indiana State* L 1-3 at Indiana State* W 12-0  at UMKC W 13-0  at UMKC W 4-0 Tulsa* W 3-0 Tulsa* W 2-1 SEMO W 8-1 SEMO W 4-0 Bradley* W 5-1 Bradley* W 2-0 Illinois State* W 5-0 Illinois State* L 1-4 at Wichita State* L 1-2 at Wichita State*

MVC Tournament W 4-0 Tulsa W 3-1 Southern Illinois L 0-5 at Creighton W 2-0 Wichita State L 0-4 Drake


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SEMO Classic W 1-0 Harvard W 3-2 Western Illinois W 1-0 at Missouri Southern W 5-2 at Missouri Southern

Air Touch Cellular Capital Classic

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Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 34-22 (.607) *MVC: 13-6 (3rd) Texas-Arlington Tourney L 3-4 Kansas L 1-5 Texas A&M W 6-2 Northwestern L 0-3 Utah 1997 (35-26) -- NCAA Division I Norman (Okla.) Regional L 1-3 at Missouri Southern Front Row (from left): Student Assistant Kate Madden, Megan Krebs, Keri Dowell, Krista Scholz, Stephanie Penrose, Student Assistant Toni W 6-3 at Missouri Southern Rieke. Middle Row: Heather Anderson, Erica Shepherd, Sarah Madden, Diedre Shores, Melissa Helling, Nora Cagwin, Tawnya Grout, Athletic L 5-6 South Dakota State Trainer Robin Meeks. Back Row: LaKisha Davenport, Jessica Acton, Assistant Coach Beth Perine, Head Coach Holly Hesse, Assistant Coach L 3-9 South Dakota State Sue Frederick, Wendy Farthing, Tina Powers.

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MVC Tournament L 3-4 Wichita State W 6-2 Creighton W 6-0 Bradley W 9-1 Indiana State L 3-4 Illinois State

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USC-Sacramento Capital Classic L 0-1 San Jose State L 1-4 Nebraska W 7-0 Harvard L 1-4 Ohio State

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Georgia Tech Buzz Classic W 3-1 Virginia Tech W 2-1 Georgia Southern W 5-2 Maryland L 0-1 Louisiana-Lafayette

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W 14-4  at Creighton* W 6-2 at Creighton* L 2-3 at Wichita State* W 2-1 at Wichita State* W 1-0 at Kansas L 1-4 at Kansas L 2-3 at Tulsa* W 5-4 at Tulsa*

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Tulsa Festival W 8-4 Northwood

Tulsa Festival W 4-0 Indiana State W 13-5  at Tulsa W 10-1  at Tulsa L 0-2 Oklahoma City

Arkansas Invitational W 2-1 Northern Illinois L 3-4 Nebraska Oklahoma State Classic L 0-5 at Oklahoma State W 3-0 Western Illinois W 4-2 Wichita State L 0-12 Oklahoma City

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 28-22-1 (.559) *MVC: 8-7-1 (4th) Oklahoma Tournament W 8-0 Colorado State L 2-4 Colorado State W 2-1 Creighton W 2-1 Creighton W 1-0 at Oklahoma L 0-7 at Oklahoma

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W 10-0  Saint Louis W 12-0  Saint Louis

L 2-3 at UMKC W 2-1 at UMKC Oklahoma State Classic W 4-2 Ole Miss L 3-4 at Oklahoma State L 1-3 Nebraska

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Tennessee Tournament W 9-8 Cleveland State W 2-1 Michigan L 2-6 at Tennessee L 3-4 Indiana State W 13-3  Austin Peay State W 8-0 Morehead State

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 31-22 (.585) *MVC: 13-5 (2nd) Oklahoma Classic L 1-3 Wichita State W 7-4 at Oklahoma L 0-1 Creighton W 10-9 McNeese State

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MSU Invitational W 5-2 Oklahoma W 10-1  Saint Louis W 4-0 Eastern Illinois L 0-4 Oklahoma

W 13-3  at Tennessee L 1-9 at Tennessee

1998

NCAA Regional W 5-2 Stanford L 0-4 at Oklahoma State L 0-3 Stanford

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MVC Tournament L 1-2 Creighton W 2-0 Wichita State W 4-1 UNI W 1-0 Creighton W 6-1 Southern Illinois L 2-3 Drake

L 1-2 Massachusetts L 3-4 Massachusetts W 2-1 at UMKC W 11-1  at Saint Louis W 14-0  at Saint Louis W 2-0 Tulsa* W 5-3 Tulsa* L 2-4 Missouri Southern W 2-1 Missouri Southern L 0-8 Oklahoma L 1-6 Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Classic L 5-8 Baylor L 0-7 at Oklahoma State L 5-6 Kansas W 5-4 Baylor

NCAA Regional L 0-8 Washington L 2-7 at Oklahoma

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Eastern Illinois Tournament W 1-0 at Eastern Illinois W 5-0 Purdue W 6-1 Evansville W 5-1 Purdue W 2-1 Creighton* W 4-2 Creighton* W 3-2 Wichita State* L 1-4 Wichita State* W 6-1 at Tulsa* W 1-0 at Tulsa* W 2-0 Missouri L 2-8 Missouri W 2-0 at Bradley* L 1-8 at Bradley* W 4-2 at Illinois State* W 5-2 at Illinois State* W 2-0 at Kansas L 0-2 at Kansas L 3-5 at Drake* W 4-0 at Drake* W 3-0 at SEMO W 2-0 at SEMO W 3-1 Southern Illinois* W 2-1 Southern Illinois* W 9-0 Indiana State* W 6-4 Indiana State*

Florida State Classic L 2-6 Miami (Fla.) L 1-2 Northern Illinois W 5-3 Samford L 0-2 Michigan

Arkansas Super 8 Classic L 1-2 Creighton W 4-0 at Arkansas L 0-1 Oklahoma City W 2-0 Oklahoma City W 5-2 at Arkansas L 0-5 Oklahoma City MSU Subway Classic W 4-1 Drake W 6-0 UMKC

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W 5-2 UMKC W 6-0 UMKC Missouri Invitational W 4-0 Green Bay W 2-0 Western Illinois W 10-0  UMKC L 2-3 Creighton W 3-2 Kent State W 4-1 Kent State L 1-7 at Missouri Southern L 0-1 at Missouri Southern

W 10-8  South Dakota State W 12-0  Southwest Baptist W 8-2 Southwest Baptist

MSU Spring Classic W 2-1 Drake W 5-3 Kansas W 12-2  UNI L 2-7 Kansas

MVC Tournament W 11-3 at Evansville W 3-2 Southern Illinois W 6-2 UNI W 2-1 UNI

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Florida State Classic W 5-0 Virginia W 4-3 Samford L 0-8 Southern Illinois W 1-0 Illinois State W 4-0 Florida A&M W 2-1 Eastern Michigan L 0-5 Texas A&M

L 7-8 Kansas L 1-5 Purdue

MVC Tournament W 3-2 Drake W 5-2 Illinois State W 4-3 Southern Illinois L 2-4 Drake W 7-4 Drake

Arkansas Arkansas at Saint Louis at Saint Louis UNI* UNI* Bradley* Bradley* at Evansville* at Evansville* at Southern Illinois* at Southern Illinois* at Tulsa at Tulsa at Wichita State* at Wichita State* at Kansas at Kansas at Creighton* at Creighton* at Drake* at Drake* Illinois State* Illinois State* Indiana State* Indiana State*

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Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 35-26 (.574) *MVC: 7-7 (tie-5th) Oklahoma Tournament L 2-5 Oklahoma L 1-4 Tulsa W 3-2 Alabama L 0-1 New Mexico L 1-6 Oklahoma State

1-0 4-2 11-0 10-2 2-0 0-4 7-1 0-1 5-4 4-15 2-1 13-6 1-0 0-1 7-0 0-1 0-4 0-1 2-0 0-11 3-2 4-0 3-1 5-3 3-0 10-1

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1996 (34-22) -- NCAA Division I Fullerton (Calif.) Regional Front Row (from left): Diedre Shores, Stephanie Penrose, Keri Dowell, Megan Krebs, Heather Anderson, Kenna Jones. Middle Row: Student Trainer Rodney Ford, Student Trainer Kim Byington, Wendy Farthing, Nora Cagwin, Jessica Acton, Assistant Coach Beth Perine, Athletic Trainer Robin Meeks. Back Row: Head Coach Holly Hesse, Krista Scholz, Erica Shepherd, Toni Rieke, Kate Madden, Michelle Barnhart, Assistant Coach Sue Frederick.

NCAA Regional L 0-5 Cal State-Northridge L 2-8 UCLA

L 0-1 Creighton* W 7-0 Creighton* W 3-0 at UNI* L   0-14 at UNI* L 4-7 at Drake* W 8-0 at Drake* W 6-0 Arkansas W 8-3 Arkansas L 2-5 Southern Illinois* W 7-1 Southern Illinois* W 2-0 Evansville* L 1-9 Evansville* L 1-2 Kansas W 4-0 Kansas W 5-0 Tulsa W 5-1 Tulsa W 2-1 Wichita State* W 7-0 Wichita State* W 12-0  Saint Louis W 9-4 Saint Louis W 8-4 SEMO W 1-0 SEMO L 3-5 at Illinois State* L 0-4 at Illinois State*

W 3-0 Arkansas L 1-6 Kansas

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MVC Tournament W 3-0 Wichita State W 9-3 Bradley W 4-3 at Illinois State W 3-0 Bradley

W 11-0  Middle Tenn. State L 0-1 Utah

L 2-6 at Bradley* L 3-5 at Illinois State* L 1-2 at Illinois State* W 9-0 at Indiana State* W 14-0  at Indiana State* W 9-1 UMKC W 8-0 UMKC L 3-6 Drake* W 8-2 Drake* W 5-4 UNI* W 11-5  UNI* W 2-1 Evansville* W 8-0 Evansville* W 4-3 Southern Illinois* W 7-4 Southern Illinois*


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W 3-0 Arkansas W 3-2 Arkansas W 5-0 Saint Louis W 8-0 Saint Louis W 2-0 at Bradley* L 2-3 at UNI* L 0-1 at UNI* L 1-2 at Arkansas L 1-2 at Arkansas W 4-0 Evansville* W 4-3 Evansville* W 2-0 Southern Illinois* L 3-5 Southern Illinois* W 3-0 at Tulsa L 2-5 at Tulsa L 0-1 at Illinois State* L 2-10 at Illinois State* W 2-1 at Indiana State* W 5-1 at Indiana State* W 3-0 Kansas L 3-15 Kansas L 2-3 Creighton* L 0-1 Creighton* T 1-1 Drake* W 1-0 Wichita State* W 9-0 Wichita State* MVC Tournament W 2-0 Evansville L 2-3 Illinois State W 3-0 Bradley L 0-2 UNI

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1998 (31-22) -- NCAA Division I Stillwater (Okla.) Regional Front Row (from left): Tina Powers, Jessica Gorham, Jami Canada, Meghan Brilhart, Stephanie Penrose, Tawnya Grout. Middle Row: Heather Anderson, Erica Shepherd, Jessica Acton, Nora Cagwin, Melissa Helling, Wendy Farthing. Back Row: Diedre Shores, Student Coach Toni Rieke, Assistant Sue Frederick, Head Coach Holly Hesse, Assistant Beth Perine, Trainer Robin Meeks, Sarah Madden.

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2000

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 30-28 (.517) *MVC: 10-8 (4th) MSU Spring Classic L 2-5 Drake L 0-8 Oklahoma State L 1-2 Drake L 0-3 Oklahoma State

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at Evansville* at Evansville* at Evansville* at Arkansas at Arkansas at Creighton* at Creighton* Wichita State* Wichita State* Illinois State* Illinois State* Illinois State*

MVC Tournament L 2-3 Creighton L 1-6 Illinois State

opponents

Oklahoma/adidas Classic L 0-8 at Oklahoma L 0-9 Cal State-Fullerton L 3-8 Ole Miss L 4-5 Creighton W 6-1 Nicholls State L 0-4 Kansas

W 5-0 Southwest Baptist W 10-0  Southwest Baptist

L 0-3 L 2-8 L 0-8 L 2-6 W 4-3 L 5-6 L 0-2 L 3-4 W 14-3 W 13-5 L 0-1 L 0-3 W 2-0 L 2-3 W 11-9 W 4-2 L 3-6 W 4-3 W 9-5 L 0-3 L 0-5 L 0-3 L 1-3 W 4-2 L 3-5

2001

Oklahoma Big-Time Classic W 3-2 Creighton W 13-0 Drake L 1-2 Louisiana-Lafayette L 3-9 Northwestern State L 3-12 at Oklahoma

MVC Tournament L 1-2 Illinois State L 0-2 Bradley

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 15-33 (.312) *MVC: 7-20 (10th) Mississippi Rebel Invitational L 0-1 at Ole Miss W 4-0 Evansville L 0-2 Evansville W 4-1 Samford Oklahoma State Cowgirl Classic L 2-4 Tulsa L 1-6 Oklahoma State

SEMO Classic W 10-1 SEMO L 4-5 UNI W 5-4 Buffalo

Georgia Tech Buzz Classic W 14-5  Maryland W 3-1 Coastal Carolina

W 5-4 Arkansas W 10-2  Arkansas W 3-2 Missouri Southern W 1-0 Missouri Southern

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W 8-0 Harvard W 14-3  Mercer W 4-2 Maryland L 1-2 Florida Atlantic L 3-4 Brown L 2-6 at Georgia Tech L 1-5 at Georgia State W 4-1 at Drake* L 2-4 at Drake* W 6-2 at Creighton* L 0-2 at Creighton* L 4-7 Tulsa W 3-2 Tulsa L 0-7 at Evansville* L 2-8 at Evansville* W 2-1 at Southern Illinois* W 6-5 at Southern Illinois* W 1-0 at Arkansas L 0-5 at Arkansas W 2-1 Bradley* L 7-9 Bradley* W 7-4 UNI* W 2-1 UNI* W 3-2 at Kansas W 1-0 at Kansas L 3-4 Indiana State* W 4-3 Indiana State* W 1-0 Illinois State* L 0-1 Illinois State* L 3-4 SEMO W 3-1 SEMO L 0-2 at Wichita State* W 12-2  at Wichita State*

Oklahoma Worth Invitational L 1-9 North Carolina W 8-4 Louisiana-Monroe L 0-3 Louisiana-Lafayette L 4-5 Arkansas L 0-5 Arkansas L 1-3 UNI* L 1-3 UNI* L 3-5 UNI* L 0-2 at Indiana State* W 5-1 at Indiana State* L 2-3 at Indiana State* L 5-6 at Purdue L 0-2 at DePaul L 0-4 at DePaul

SEMO Classic W 3-2 at SEMO W 5-2 Western Kentucky L 1-2 Iowa State W 1-0 IUPUI L 3-4 Creighton

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2-0 1-6 0-2 0-4 3-4 0-6 2-4 4-3 12-3 1-9 3-1 3-7

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at Illinois State* at Illinois State* at Illinois State* Kansas Kansas Drake* Drake* Drake* at Tulsa at Tulsa at Southern Illinois* at Southern Illinois* at Southern Illinois* at Wichita State* at Wichita State* (9) at Bradley* at Bradley* at Bradley* Wichita State* Creighton* Creighton* Creighton* Evansville* Evansville* Evansville* (10)

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 23-28 (.451) *MVC: 12-12 (5th) Cal-Poly Mustang Roundup W 2-0 Santa Clara L 0-2 at Cal-Poly L 2-3 Colorado State W 6-0 UC Santa Barbara W 6-1 Southern Utah

Texas A&M-CC Tournament W 6-1 Miami (Ohio) L 1-3 UTSA W 1-0 Texas A&M-CC L 3-4 Texas A&M-CC L 1-3 UTSA W 8-1 Miami (Ohio) W 6-5 UMKC W 5-2 UMKC W 9-0 Indiana State* W 17-5 Indiana State* W 5-3 Indiana State* L 2-3 at UNI* L 1-2 at UNI* L 2-3 at Wichita State* W 6-4 at Drake* L 2-6 at Drake* W 2-1 at Drake* L 0-11 at Nebraska W 5-3 Southern Illinois* L 2-3 Southern Illinois* L 2-3 at Kansas L 0-3 at Kansas L 3-7 Tulsa W 3-1 Tulsa W 2-0 Bradley* W 1-0 Bradley* L 0-2 Bradley*

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 29-25 (.537) *MVC: 13-12 (7th) UTSA Classic L 1-9 Texas L 1-4 Texas A&M-CC L 5-6 Bethune Cookman L 1-2 UTSA L 5-6 Wichita State

Central Florida Tournament W 10-1 Charleston Southern W 3-0 Central Florida W 8-0 Charleston Southern L 0-6 Central Florida W 4-0 Charleston Southern W 4-2 Central Florida

SEMO Classic W 4-1 Lipscomb W 8-3 Siena W 13-5 Drake W 8-1 SEMO

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6-5 0-2 3-2 6-7 0-3 3-2 2-3 2-0 1-2 4-1 1-3 4-5 0-1 4-3 2-7 0-5 7-4 3-1 3-4 0-7 3-4 8-0 10-3 2-1 12-2 1-4 8-3 1-0 0-3 10-9 7-0 5-4 2-1 8-0 3-1 4-2

Creighton* Creighton* Creighton* (8) Kansas Kansas at Bradley* at Bradley* at Bradley* at UMKC at UMKC at Wichita State* at Wichita State* Evansville* Evansville* Evansville* at Tulsa at Tulsa UNI* at Southern Illinois* at Southern Illinois* at Southern Illinois* SEMO (5) at Indiana State* at Indiana State* at Indiana State* (5) at Saint Louis at Saint Louis Drake* Drake* Drake* Arkansas Arkansas at Illinois State* at Illinois State* at Illinois State* Wichita State*

MVC Tournament W 4-2 Wichita State (10) L 1-2 Southern Illinois (8) L 1-3 at Evansville

2004

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 29-29 (.500) *MVC: 11-15 (tie-7th) New Mexico State Kickoff Invitational L 1-5 San Jose State L 0-8 #18 Tennessee (5) W 8-0 Boston (5) W 7-6 San Jose State W 5-1 New Mexico State

North Texas Round-Up L 0-2 New Mexico L 4-5 North Texas L 2-3 Texas-Arlington (8) W 5-1 Creighton W 2-1 Oklahoma State L 1-3 Wichita State

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Previous Conference Softball Champions (Gateway 1983-92, MVC 1993-present) Year

Regular-Season Champion (Record)

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

No regular-season schedule Illinois State (15-3) Illinois State (12-4) Illinois State, Eastern Illinois (13-5) Eastern Illinois (13-5) Eastern Illinois (15-3) Western Illinois (12-2) Illinois State (12-2) Southern Illinois (14-0) Missouri State (14-4) Drake (13-3) Missouri State (13-3) Illinois State (19-1) Illinois State (15-2) Illinois State (14-2) Creighton (16-2) Illinois State (14-4) Evansville, Creighton, UNI (11-7) Illinois State (19-3) Illinois State (21-4) Illinois State (20-6) Southern Illinois (18-6) Southern Illinois (24-3) Illinois State (19-4) Creighton (19-4-1) Creighton (21-3) Creighton (19-6) Southern Illinois (20-5)

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Missouri State (Macomb, Ill.) Western Illinois (Springfield, Mo.) Illinois State (Macomb, Ill.) Indiana State (Peoria, Ill.) Western Illinois (Normal, Ill.) Illinois State (Springfield, Mo.) Wichita State (Cedar Falls, Iowa) Northern Iowa (Carbondale, Ill.) Southern Illinois (Wichita, Kan.) Western Illinois (Des Moines, Iowa) Drake (Omaha, Neb.) Drake (Springfield, Mo.) Illinois State (Terre Haute, Ind.) Missouri State (Normal, Ill.) Missouri State (Cedar Falls, Iowa) Missouri State (Evansville, Ind.) Creighton (Wichita, Kan.) Illinois State (Peoria, Ill.) Illinois State (Omaha, Neb.) Evansville (Normal, Ill.) Creighton (Evansville, Ind.) Creighton (Carbondale, Ill.) Creighton (Wichita, Kan.) Missouri State (Omaha, Neb.) Creighton (Normal, Ill.) Drake (Carbondale, Ill.) Bradley (East Peoria, Ill.) Creighton (Des Moines, Iowa)

Year

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MVC Softball Tournament Championships By Team

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Creighton Missouri State Illinois State Drake Western Illinois Wichita State Evansville Indiana State UNI Southern Illinois Bradley

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Missouri State Yearly Results Embassy Suites-Tulsa Invitational W 7-0 UMKC L 2-4 Wichita State W 5-4 Louisiana-Monroe L 3-4 Tulsa W 6-5 Wichita State (11) W 6-5 Tulsa L 0-1 at Kansas W 3-0 at Kansas

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Centenary Tournament W 1-0 Boston College

Stetson Lead-Off Classic L 0-1 Michigan State L 5-8 Marshall L 0-5 at Stetson Sleep Inn Classic

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W 12-4 IUPUI W 17-2 IUPUI L 1-5 Rutgers L 1-12 Rutgers L 0-3 Southern Illinois* L 3-8 Southern Illinois* W 1-0 at Wichita State* L 4-5 at Evansville* W 14-10 at Evansville* W 6-2 at Evansville* L 2-3 at #15 Oklahoma State W 4-1 at Creighton* W 3-2 at Creighton* W 5-1 at Creighton* L 0-1 #12 Oklahoma State W 4-1 Bradley* L 3-6 Bradley* W 2-1 Bradley* L 1-5 Wichita State* L 3-5 Wichita State* L 1-3 at Drake* L 0-8 at Drake* W 6-0 at Drake* L 3-4 Tulsa L 3-7 Illinois State* L 1-11 Illinois State* L 3-11 Arkansas W 8-7 Indiana State* (9) W 5-3 Indiana State* W 9-5 Indiana State* L 2-6 at UNI* W 2-1 at UNI* (8) L 2-4 at UNI* MVC Tournament W 3-0 Evansville W 4-3 UNI L 0-2 Southern Illinois (10) W 6-1 Illinois State L 3-4 Southern Illinois

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Florida Atlantic Tournament L 0-1 Long Island W 1-0 Miami (Ohio) W 3-2 Kent State

2009

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 21-32 (.396) *MVC: 13-12 (tie-4th)

L 1-3 at SIU Edwardsville Kansas Invitational L 1-4 Valparaiso W 8-7 at Kansas L 3-4 at Kansas

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2010

Missouri Breast Cancer Tournament W 7-3 SEMO L 0-8 at #4 Missouri L 1-2 Saint Louis (8) W 3-0 UMKC

2008

L 5-12 UNI* L 5-11 UNI* L 4-11 UNI* L 1-2 Oklahoma State L 5-6 Iowa State (13) W 4-3 at Indiana State* W 4-0 at Indiana State* W 2-0 at Indiana State* W 13-8 at Kansas L 2-6 at Wichita State* W 5-0 at Wichita State* W 3-2 at Illinois State* (8) L 2-7 at Illinois State* L 3-4 UMKC L 2-3 UMKC L 0-2 at #24 S. Illinois* L 0-1 at #24 S. Illinois* W 4-0 Wichita State* W 1-0 Evansville* W 2-1 at Arkansas (8) L 2-4 at Oklahoma State L 0-3 Creighton* W 1-0 Creighton* L 0-4 Creighton* L 3-5 at Bradley* L 1-6 at Bradley* L 0-2 at Bradley* MVC Tournament L 2-3 at Bradley (8)

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Central Arkansas Lead-Off Tournament W 3-2 Jackson State W 11-3 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5) W 8-0 at Central Arkansas (5) W 20-4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (5) W 6-0 at Central Arkansas

MVC Tournament L 1-2 Bradley

All-Missouri Breast Cancer Tournament L 1-4 SEMO W 3-1 UMKC L 0-5 #12 Missouri W 8-4 Saint Louis

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W 14-2 at Saint Louis (5) W 4-1 at Saint Louis L 0-1 Indiana State* W 2-1 Indiana State* W 3-2 at #11 Oklahoma W 3-2 Illinois State* L 0-8 Illinois State* (5) W 6-0 Illinois State* L 0-1 at Wichita State* L 3-4 at Kansas L 0-8 at Kansas W 5-3 at Drake* L 2-8 at Drake* L 0-1 at Drake* (8) L 1-4 Wichita State* W 5-3 Wichita State* W 2-1 Bradley* W 12-4 Bradley* (5) W 5-1 Bradley* L 0-7 at UNI* W 3-0 Central Arkansas W 8-0 Central Arkansas (6) L 2-3 at Evansville* W 4-1 at Evansville* W 5-3 at Evansville* (8) L 0-1 Tulsa (8) L 3-5 Tulsa W 6-5 Southern Illinois* L 2-5 Southern Illinois* L 3-4 Southern Illinois* W 5-2 Arkansas L 1-9 Arkansas (5) L 1-6 at Creighton* L 0-4 at Creighton* L 0-1 at Creighton* MVC Tournament W 8-6 Evansville W 5-0 at Southern Illinois W 5-4 Illinois State L 2-7 Drake

Sleep Inn Classic L 1-6 Iowa State W 2-1 at North Texas (8) W 7-1 Butler W 3-1 Wichita State L 8-9 Central Arkansas Frost Classic W 7-6 Valparaiso W 4-0 Tennessee Tech (9)

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SLU Cancer Center Classic W 10-4 SEMO L 2-3 at Saint Louis W 6-0 UMKC W 6-0 UMKC L 1-3 North Dakota State W 5-1 North Dakota State L 0-1 Creighton* (9) L 2-10 Creighton* (5) L 0-2 Creighton* (9) L 1-5 at Wichita State* W 4-2 at Wichita State* L 0-1 at Bradley* W 3-1 at Bradley* L 0-4 Kansas L 0-3 Kansas L 0-6 Evansville* W 9-1 Evansville* (5) W 6-0 Evansville* W 1-0 Wichita State* (11) L 1-6 UNI* W 10-8 UNI* W 4-3 at #20 S. Illinois* L 0-8 at #20 S. Illinois* (5) W 6-4 at Indiana State* L 0-11 at Indiana State* (5) W 1-0 at Indiana State* W 8-0 Drake* (5) L 3-5 Drake* L 4-6 Drake* (9) L 1-10 at #22 Illinois State* (5) L 1-11 at #22 Illinois State* (5) L 0-1 at #22 Illinois State* (12)

All-Missouri Breast Cancer Tournament W 13-7 Saint Louis L 1-3 SEMO

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L 2-3 UMKC (8) W 1-0 Saint Louis (9)

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Wichita State Invitational W 8-5 Northern Colorado L 6-7 Texas Tech W 9-1 Texas Tech W 6-1 Northern Colorado L 2-3 at Wichita State W 4-1 Indiana State* W 8-1 Indiana State* W 4-3 Indiana State* W 6-1 at UMKC W 7-1 at UNI* W 7-0 at UNI* W 10-6 at UNI* W 7-6 at Wichita State* (8) W 2-1 at Drake* W 7-0 at Drake* W 4-2 Wichita State* L 0-2 Wichita State* W 1-0 Southern Illinois* L 2-5 Southern Illinois* W 3-2 Southern Illinois* (8) L 1-5 at Arkansas L 0-1 at Arkansas W 6-2 Bradley* W 3-1 Bradley* W 3-1 Bradley* W 8-1 Saint Louis W 8-2 Saint Louis W 7-0 at Evansville* W 5-2 at Evansville* W 5-2 at Evansville* W 5-2 Tulsa W 2-1 Tulsa L 0-5 Illinois State* L 1-6 Illinois State*

W 3-2 at Florida Atlantic W 3-2 Long Island

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L 3-11 at Kansas (5) L 0-3 at Kansas

Crowne Plaza Classic L 0-8 #5 LSU (5) L 0-7 at Houston^ L 0-3 Texas State L 0-6 Indiana L 1-2 Centenary Holiday Inn Select-Tulsa Invitational W 7-0 Stephen F. Austin L 1-4 Creighton W 14-6 Eastern Illinois L 2-3 Eastern Illinois L 5-6 at Tulsa (8)

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MSU Spring Classic W 2-1 SEMO W 9-7 Missouri W 4-0 UMKC W 4-3 Saint Louis (10)

2006 (40-17) -- NCAA Division I Los Angeles Regional Front Row (from left): Michelle Armentrout, Lacie Ballard, Sara Cole, Katie Martin, Whitney Peyton, Katrina Kurz. Middle Row: Strength coach Zach Dechant, Ashley Baechle, Jen Carr, Assistant coach Beth Perine, Head coach Holly Hesse, Assistant coach Sue Frederick, Alicia Jager, Michelle Heinrichs. Back Row: Brooke Kempker, Shannon Buslepp, Samantha Fleeman, Melissa Porche, Courtney Owens, Jessie Smith, Katie Evans.

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Jayhawk Invitational L 0-3 Louisville L 1-7 at Kansas L 5-6 at Kansas (8) L 2-6 Louisville

L 2-3 at Oklahoma State (9) W 9-3 at Oklahoma State

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Missouri Coaches Against Cancer Tournament L 0-8 #22 Missouri (5) L 1-2 at UMKC W 7-5 SEMO W 2-1 at UMKC W 6-1 Ball State L 1-2 Ball State

Lady Back Invitational W 6-0 Drake W 7-3 North Dakota State L 0-4 Penn State W 8-0 UMKC (6) L 2-3 at Arkansas

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North Texas Mean Green Classic W 1-0 at North Texas L 0-2 Texas A&M-CC W 7-1 New Mexico

Florida Atlantic Tournament W 1-0 Ole Miss L 8-9 at Florida Atlantic (10) W 5-2 Florida International W 2-0 #6 Alabama L 0-6 #6 Alabama

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UCSB Softball by the Beach L 0-3 at UC Santa Barbara

Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 40-17 (.702) *MVC: 18-4 (2nd)

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Coach: Holly Hesse Record: 26-25-1 (.510) *MVC: 16-11 (4th)

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Indiana State* (6) Indiana State* Indiana State* at Wichita State* at Arkansas (10) at Arkansas at UNI* at UNI* (8) Wichita State* (8) Wichita State* Southern Illinois* Southern Illinois* Southern Illinois* at Drake* at Drake* at Drake* UMKC UMKC Illinois State* (8) Illinois State* Illinois State* Tulsa Tulsa at Evansville* at Evansville* at Evansville* (8) Saint Louis Saint Louis at Creighton* at Creighton* at Creighton* Bradley* (12) Bradley* Bradley* (11)

MVC Tournament W 6-0 Drake W 6-4 #20 S. Illinois L 1-2 Creighton L 0-13 Wichita State (5)

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9-1 1-2 8-7 0-1 5-6 0-2 3-4 5-4 1-2 5-3 2-3 0-4 2-1 1-0 6-15 3-5 5-4 5-0 0-2 3-2 1-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-3 5-3 7-2 2-0 0-6 2-10 1-5 9-8 5-1 6-5

Evansville* Evansville* (9) Evansville* (9) UMKC #24 Creighton* (8) #24 Creighton* #24 Creighton* at Bradley* (5) at Bradley* at Bradley*

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2-0 2-1 5-4 4-0 3-2 1-0 0-1 11-3 7-3 7-3

SEMO Classic W 5-3 at SEMO (9) W 8-0 Iowa State (5) L 0-3 Bradley W 3-0 Valparaiso W 3-1 Indiana State

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Jessica Acton . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-96-97-98 Ashley Arbon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08-09 Michelle Armentrout . . . . . 2005-06-07-08 Angie Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Heather Anderson . . . . . . . 1994-95-96-98 Cheryl Appleberry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986

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LaKisha Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Jessica Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999-00-01-02 Amy Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-91 Kim Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Tish Dickson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989-90 Lori Dilbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987-88 Debbie Dodd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1980-81 Keri Dowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-95-96-97 Becky Duffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981-82-83 Colleen Duffin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-92 Chris Dufner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-79-80 Machelle Dye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986-87

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Nora Cagwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-97-98-99 Jami Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-99-00-01 Jen Carr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07-08-09 Chrissi Castro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994-95 Caitlin Chapin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Michele Chia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987-88 Beca Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-91-92-93 Penny Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-79-80 Diane Cline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-79-80 Robin Coffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986 Sara Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04-05-06 Beth Coulson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980-81 Tracy Crede . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987-88-89-90 Amy Crittendon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02 Kathy Cummings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1989-90 Amber Curtis . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-01-02-03 Mitzi Cutright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Kirstin Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010

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Barb Gaines . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990-91-92-93 Christa Gammon . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09-10 Delayna Gary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009-10 Sharon Gerken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981-82 Tricia Gerland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03-04 Dana Geyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-89 Pam Gingerich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985-87 Jill Goette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-93-94 Linda Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-85 Jessica Goggin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Jessica Gorham . . . . . . . . . . 1998-99-00-01 Margaret Graff . . . . . . . . . . . 1981-82-83-84 Dawn Graves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Ronna Grieb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Tawnya Grout . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-98-99-00

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Madison Hargrove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Lea Harthcock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980-81-82 Holly Hazen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Charity Head . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03-04-05 Michelle Heinrichs . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06-07 Terri Helfrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988-89 Melissa Helling . . . . . . . . . . 1997-98-99-00 Amanda Herbster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-04 Allison Hickman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Cyndy Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-86 Tammy Holloway . . . . . . . . 1982-83-84-85 Erin Hurt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

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Location: Austin, Texas President: Dr. William Powers Athletic Director: Christine Plonsky Enrollment: 50,006 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Longhorns Colors: Burnt Orange and White Softball Facility: Red and Charline McCombs Field (1,254) Head Coach: Connie Clark (Cal State-Fullerton ‘87)   Record at Texas: 552-260-3 (16th season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Corrie Hill, Jennifer McFalls Softball SID: Spencer Kitley E-mail: spencer.kitley@athletics.utexas.edu   Office: (512)471-6036 Fax: (512)471-6040 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.TexasSports.com 2010 Record: 43-15 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 14-2 in Big 12 (1st) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/5 Series Record: Texas leads 1-0

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Feb. 19 ▪ Austin, Texas ▪ 11 a.m.

Location: Madison, Wis. Chancellor: Biddy Martin Athletic Director: Barry Alvarez Enrollment: 42,041 Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Badgers Colors: Cardinal and White Softball Facility: Goodman Softball Complex Head Coach: Yvette Healy (DePaul, ’99)   Record at UW: 0-0 (1st season)   Overall Record: 109-148-1 (5th season) Asst. Coaches: Randy Schneider, Tracie Adix Softball SID: Karl Anderson E-mail: kga@athletics.wisc.edu   Office: (608) 262-8216 Fax: (608) 262-8184 Press Box: (608) 265-0750 Web site: www.UWBadgers.com 2010 Record: 20-31 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 5-13 in the Big Ten (8th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/3 Series Record: 0-0, first meeting

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Location: Fort Collins, Colo. President: Dr. Anthony A. Frank Athletic Director: Paul Kowalczyk Enrollment: 26,438 Conference: Mountain West Nickname: Rams Colors: Green and Gold Softball Facility: Ram Field (500) Head Coach: Jen Fisher (Colorado State, ‘97)   Record at CSU: 0-0 (1st Season)   Overall Record: 480-155 (12th season) Asst. Coaches: Melissa Perea, Dedeann Pendleton Softball SID: Meredith Danner /Danny Mattie E-mail: mcdanner@rams.colostate.edu/ d.mattie@colostate.edu   Office: (970) 491-5050 Fax: (970) 491-1348 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.csurams.com 2010 Record: 29-20 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 7-8 in Mountain West (4th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/6 Series Record: CSU leads 3-1

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March 3 ▪ Springfield ▪ 4 p.m. Location: Edwardsville, Ill. Chancellor: Dr. Vaughn Vandegrift Athletic Director: Dr. Bradley Hewitt Enrollment: 13,940 Conference: Ohio Valley Nickname: Cougars Colors: Red and White Softball Facility: Cougar Field (1,000) Head Coach: Sandy Montgomery (SIU Edwardsville, ’86)   Record at SIUE: 798-369-2 (22nd season)   Overall Record: same Asst. Coaches: Kelly Rhyne, Buddy Foster Softball SID: Eric Hess E-mail: ehess@siue.edu   Office: (618) 650-3608  Fax: (618) 650-2296 Press Box: (618) 650-3608 Web site: www.siuecougars.com 2010 Record: 27-24 2010 Conference Record (Finish): N/A (OVC-Reclassifying) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/3 Series Record: Tied 2-2

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March 4 ▪ St. Louis, Mo. ▪ 3:30 p.m.

March 5 ▪ St. Louis, Mo. ▪ 3 p.m. April 12 ▪ Springfield ▪ 3 p.m. (DH)

Location: Cape Girardeau, Mo. Chancellor: Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins Athletic Director: John Shafer Enrollment: 10,655 Conference: Ohio Valley Nickname: Redhawks Colors: Red and Black Softball Facility: Southeast Softball Complex (600) Head Coach: Lana Richmond (Wichita State, ’98)   Record at SEMO: 802-583-2 (28th season)   Overall Record: same Asst. Coaches: Killian Roessner, Elizabeth Economon Softball SID: Patrick Clark E-mail: paclark@semo.edu   Office: (573) 651-2993 Fax: (573) 651-2810 Press Box: (573) 986-7385 Web site: www.gosoutheast.com 2010 Record: 17-31 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 6-17 in OVC (10th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/7 Series Record: MSU leads 23-7

Location: Kansas City, Mo. Chancellor: Leo Morton Athletic Director: Tim Hall Enrollment: 14,221 Conference: Summit League Nickname: Kangaroos Colors: Blue and Gold Softball Facility: Loyola Park (500) Head Coach: Meredith Smith (Tennessee, ’04)   Record at UMKC: 54-137 (4th season)   Overall Record: same Asst. Coaches: Shana Easley, Pat Kies Softball SID: Nik Busch E-mail: nsb522@umkc.edu   Office: (816) 235-1034  Fax: (816) 235-1035 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.umkckangaroos.com 2010 Record: 22-26 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 12-10 in Summit League (4th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 14/8 Series Record: MSU leads 28-6

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March 4 ▪ St. Louis, Mo. ▪ 5:30 p.m. Location: St. Louis, Mo. President: Lawrence Biondi, SJ Athletic Director: Chris May Enrollment: 13,785 Conference: Atlantic 10 Nickname: Billikens Colors: Royal Blue and White Softball Facility: The Billiken Sports Center (500) Head Coach: Christy Connoyer (Notre Dame ‘94)   Record at SLU: 0-0 (1st season)   Overall Record: 31-30 (2nd season) Asst. Coaches: Ashley Hamby, Katie Wagner Softball SID: Mickey Smith E-mail: msmit145@slu.edu   Office: (314) 977-3463 Fax: (314) 977-3178 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.slubillikens.com 2010 Record: 30-26-1 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 12-7-1 in A-10 (4th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/4 Series Record: MSU leads 17-7

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March 6 ▪ St. Louis, Mo. ▪ 11 a.m.

Location: Columbia, Mo. Chancellor: Brady Deaton Athletic Director: Michael Alden Enrollment: 30,200 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Tigers Colors: Old Gold and Black Softball Facility: University Field (500) Head Coach: Ehren Earlywine (Westminster, ’94)   Record at MU: 188-66 (5th season)   Overall Record: 334-121 (8th season) Asst. Coaches: Melissa Tucci, Pete D’Amour, Phil Bradley Softball SID: Steven Keers E-mail: keerss@missouri.edu   Office: (573) 882-2531 Cell: (815) 600-4606 Fax: (573) 882-4720 Press Box: (573) 884-2971 Web site: www.mutigers.com 2010 Record: 51-13 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 11-7 in Big 12 (5th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/2 Series Record: MU leads 32-15


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Location: Stillwater, Okla. President: Dr. Burns Hargis Athletic Director: Mike Holder Enrollment: 32,265 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Cowgirls Colors: Orange and Black Softball Facility: Cowgirl Stadium (752) Head Coach: Rich Wieligman (Lubbock Christian, ’85)   Record at OSU: 131-96 (4th season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Tom Gray, Clarisa Crowell Softball SID: Mike Noteware E-mail: mike.noteware@okstate.edu   Office: (405) 744-7756  Fax: (405) 744-7754 Press Box: (405) 744-7266 Web site: www.okstate.com 2010 Record: 44-16 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 12-6 in Big 12 (4th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/7 Series Record: OSU leads 21-5

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Location: Minneapolis, Minn. President: Robert H. Bruininks Athletic Director: Joel Maturi Enrollment: 51,140 Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Golden Gophers Colors: Maroon and Gold Softball Facility: Jane Sage Cowles Stadium (1,000) Head Coach: Jessica Allister (Stanford ‘04)   Record at UM: 0-0 (1st season)   Overall Record: same Asst. Coaches: Jessica Merchant, Piper Marteen Softball SID: Brian Deutsch E-mail: deuts060@umn.edu   Office: (612)624-4345 Fax: (612)625-0359 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.gophersports.com 2010 Record: 16-37 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 2-17 in Big Ten (11th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/9 Series Record: MSU leads 6-1

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Location: Norman, Okla. President: David Boren Athletic Director: Joe Castiglione Enrollment: 30,092 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Sooners Colors: Crimson and Cream Softball Facility: OU Softball Complex (1,000) Head Coach: Patty Gasso (Long Beach State, ‘84)   Record at OU: 774-250-2 (17th season)   Overall Record: 936-309-2 (20th season) Asst. Coaches: Melyssa Lombardi, Tripp MacKay, Kaycee Clark Softball SID: Cassie Gage E-mail: cassie@ou.edu   Office: (405) 325-8231  Fax: (405) 325-7623 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.soonersports.com 2010 Record: 47-12 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 13-3 in Big 12 (2nd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/7 Series Record: OU leads 9-13

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Location: Pine Bluff, Ark. Chancellor: Dr. Lawrence Davis Jr. Interim Athletic Director: Willie Fulton Enrollment: 3,800 Conference: Southwestern Athletic Nickname: Lady Lions Colors: Black and Gold Softball Facility: Lady Lions Field (800) Head Coach: Kayla Curbow (Ouachita Baptist, ‘07)   Record at UAPB: 6-29 (2nd season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Beth McGehee Softball SID: Andrew Roberts E-mail: robertsa@uapb.edu   Office: (870)575-7949 Fax: (870) 575-7880 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.UAPBLionsRoar.com 2010 Record: 6-29 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 6-11 in SWAC (3rd-Western) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/8 Series Record: MSU leads 2-0

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Location: Fargo, N.D. President: Dr. Dean L. Bresciani Athletic Director: Gene Taylor Enrollment: 14,407 Conference: Summit League Nickname: Bison Colors: Green and Yellow Softball Facility: Ellig Sports Complex (450) Head Coach: Darren Mueller (NDSU, ‘94)   Record at NDSU: 321-173 (10th season)   Overall Record: same Asst. Coaches: Jamie Trachsel, Brittany Weil, Kelly Cantrelle Softball SID: Jeff Schwartz E-mail: Jeff.Schwartz@ndsu.edu   Office: (701)231-8332 Fax: (701)231-8022 Press Box: (701) 793-0538 Web site: www.GoBison.com 2010 Record: 33-25 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 14-8 in Summit (2nd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/5 Series Record: MSU leads 4-1

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Location: Bloomington, Ind. President: Michael A. McRobbie Athletic Director: Fred Glass Enrollment: 42,347 Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Hoosiers Colors: Cream and Crimson Softball Facility: IU Softball Field (1,000) Head Coach: Michelle Gardner (Michigan, ‘89)   Record at IU: 22-75 (3rd season)   Overall Record: 209-251 (9th season) Asst. Coaches: Amanda Rivera, Christy Hebert Softball SID: Nathan Wiechers E-mail: nweicher@indiana.edu   Office: (812)856-0146 Fax: (812)855-9401 Press Box: (812)345-1991 Web site: www.IUHoosiers.com 2010 Record: 12-36 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 4-14 in Big Ten (10th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/9 Series Record: IU leads 4-3

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Location: Denton, Texas President: V. Lane Rawlins Athletic Director: Rick Villarreal Enrollment: 34,509 Conference: Sun Belt Nickname: Mean Green Colors: Green and White Softball Facility: Lovelace Stadium (300) Head Coach: T.J. Hubbard (Oklahoma Wesleyan, ’02)   Record at UNT: 82-31 (4th season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coach: Lisa Ferguson Softball SID: Amy Ruggini E-mail: amy.ruggini@unt.edu   Office: (940) 369-7980  Fax: N/A Press Box: (940) 369-7777 Web site: www.meangreensports.com 2010 Record: 29-20 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 12-9 in Sun Belt (3rd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/4 Series Record: MSU leads 2-1

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Location: Terre Haute, Ind. President: Dr. Daniel J. Bradley Athletic Director: Ron Prettyman Enrollment: 10,457 Conference: Missouri Valley Nickname: Sycamores Colors: Royal Blue and White Softball Facility: Price Field (300) Head Coach: Brenda Coldren (Central, ’89)   Record at ISU: 149-251-1 (9th season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Stephanie Spychaj, Tracy Jordan Softball SID: Blaine Kinsey E-mail: bkinsey1@indstate.edu   Office: (812) 237-4159  Fax: (812)237-4145 Press Box: (812) 237-7656 Web site: www.gosycamores.com 2010 Record: 20-31 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 5-20 in MVC (8th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost:14/3 Series Record: MSU Leads 48-18

Location: Fayetteville, Ark. Chancellor: Dr. G. David Gearheart Athletic Director: Jeff Long Enrollment: 21,406 Conference: Southeastern (Western Division) Nickname: Razorbacks Colors: Cardinal and White Softball Facility: Bogle Park (1,200) Head Coach: Mike Larabee (Washington State ‘86)   Record at UA: 28-89 (2nd season)   Overall Record: 142-176 (7th season) Asst. Coaches: Sue Carpenter, Kyle Jamieson, John Sisemore Softball SID: Stephanie Taylor E-mail: sat005@uark.edu   Office: (479) 575-4898 Fax: (479) 575-7481 Press Box: TBA Web site: www.arkansasrazorbacks.com 2010 Record: 28-29 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 10-19 in SEC (4th-West) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 15/6 Series Record: MSU leads 18-17

Location: Peoria, Ill. President: Joanne K. Glasser Athletic Director:Dr. Michael Cross Enrollment: 5,801 Conference: Missouri Valley Nickname: Braves Colors: Red and White Softball Facility: Laura Bradley Park (300) Head Coach: Amy Hayes (Evansville, ‘92)   Record at BU: 41-62 (3rd season)   Overall Record: 254-238 (10th season) Asst. Coaches: Renee Gass, Jennie Shollenberger Softball SID: Jim Rea E-mail: jrea@bradley.edu   Office: (309) 677-2624  Fax: (309) 677-2626 Press Box: (309) 256-4379 Web site: www.bradleybraves.com 2010 Record: 15-34 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 5-21 in MVC (10th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/9 Series Record: MSU leads 43-24

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Location: Normal, Ill. President: Dr. Al Bowman Interim Athletic Director: Larry Lyons Enrollment: 21,134 Conference: Missouri Valley Nickname: Redbirds Colors: Red and White Softball Facility: Marian Kneer Softball Stadium (1,050) Head Coach: Melinda Fischer (Illinois State, ’72)   Record at ISU: 808-549-4 (27th season)   Overall Record: 849-574-4 (29th season) Asst. Coaches: Tina Kramos, Bill Dickson Shannon Nicholson Softball SID: Dustin Hall E-mail: dmhall@ilstu.edu   Office: (309) 438-3249  Fax: (309) 438-5634 Press Box: (309) 438-5695 Web site: www.goredbirds.com 2010 Record: 32-20 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 19-5 in MVC (2nd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/5 Series Record: ISU leads 53-32

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Location: Omaha, Neb. President: Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. Athletic Director: Bruce Rasmussen Enrollment: 7,622 Conference: Missouri Valley Nickname: Bluejays Colors: Blue and White Softball Facility: Creighton Sports Complex (1,000) Head Coach: Brent Vigness (Central College, ’88)   Record at CU: 553-375-2 (18th season)   Overall Record: 701-446-3 (23rd season) Asst. Coaches: Abby Johnson, Laura Kratochvil Softball SID: Rob Simms E-mail: rsimms@creighton.edu   Office: (402) 280-2433 Fax: (402) 280-2495 Press Box: (402) 280-2495 Web site: www.gocreighton.com 2010 Record: 37-23 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 18-7 in MVC (3rd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/9 Series Record: Creighton leads 47-23

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Location: Wichita, Kan. President: Dr. Donald L. Beggs Athletic Director: Dr. Eric L. Sexton Enrollment: 14,612 Conference: Missouri Valley Nickname: Shockers Colors: Black and Yellow Softball Facility: Wilkins Stadium (1,000) Head Coach: Mike Perniciaro (Missouri-St. Louis, ’93)   Record at WSU: 148-142 (6th season)   Overall Record: 183-170 (7th season) Asst. Coaches: Margo Pruis, Amber Knickerbocker Softball SID: Leah Phillips E-mail: lphillips@goshockers.com   Office: (316) 978-5598  Fax: (316) 978-3336 Press Box: (316) 978-3543 Web site: www.goshockers.com 2010 Record: 22-31 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 10-14 in MVC (7th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/5 Series Record: MSU leads 47-42

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Location: Carbondale, Ill. Chancellor: Rita Cheng Athletic Director: Mario Moccia Enrollment: 20,350 Conference: Missouri Valley Nickname: Salukis Colors: Maroon and White Softball Facility: Charlotte West Stadium (502) Head Coach: Kerri Blaylock (Evansville, ’88)   Record at SIU: 416-189 (12th season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Jen Sewell, Erin Glasco, Haley Karayiannis Softball SID: Megan Kramper E-mail: megkramp@siu.edu   Office: (618) 453-5465  Fax: (618) 453-2648 Press Box: (618) 536-4487 Web site: www.siusalukis.cstv.com 2010 Record: 38-20 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 20-5 in MVC (1st) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/6 Series Record: MSU leads 40-38

Location:Tulsa, Okla. President: Dr. Stedman Upham Athletic Director: Bubba Cunningham Enrollment: 4,165 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Golden Hurricane Colors: Old Gold, Royal Blue and Crimson Softball Facility: Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex (1,000) Head Coach: John Bargfeldt (Anderson, ’81)   Record at TU: 169-115 (7th season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coaches: Brooke Smart, Crissy Strimple Softball SID: Eric Hollier E-mail: eric-hollier@utulsa.edu   Office: (918) 631-2492  Fax: (918) 631-3913 Press Box: (918) 631-5426 Web site: www.tulsahurricane.com 2010 Record: 31-21 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 14-6 in C-USA (2nd) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9-4 Series Record: MSU leads 24-15


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Location: Springfield, Mo. MVC Softball SID: Kristin Gregory Host: Missouri State University E-mail: kgregory@mvc.org Site: Killian Softball Stadium Office: (314) 444-4315 Capacity: 1,200 Cell: (314) 435-4776 Press Box: (417) 827-5327 Fax: (314) 444-4345 Previous Years Hosting: 1984, 1988, 1994 Web site: www.mvc-sports.com 2010 Champion: Creighton Live Video: MVC Live

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Location: Des Moines, Iowa President: Dr. David Maxwell Athletic Director: Sandy Hatfield Clubb Enrollment: 5,668 Conference: Missouri Valley Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Blue and White Softball Facility: Buel Field (500) Head Coach: Rich Calvert (Illinois State, ’88)   Record at DU: 212-213 (7th season)   Overall Record: Same Asst. Coach: Nicole Wood Softball SID: Brock Ascher E-mail: brock.ascher@drake.edu   Office: (515) 271-3740 Fax: (515) 271-3015 Press Box: N/A Web site: www.godrakebulldogs.com 2010 Record: 32-22 2010 Conference Record (Finish): 8-11 in MVC (6th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/6 Series Record: MSU leads 39-37-1

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rom its early beginning to its current standing on the map of college athletics, the Missouri Valley Conference continues to be proactive in its approach as it enters its 104th year in 2010-11. The nation’s second-oldest NCAA Division I conference is a leader in college athletics and is one of the nation’s most progressive conferences. The Missouri Valley Conference enters a new decade facing a rapidly changing environment in NCAA Division I athletics as conference expansion and realignment swept the nation in the summer of 2010. Although The Valley was untouched, the league will remain vigilant in monitoring changes or potential changes in other conferences that might impact membership, or present opportunities for expansion. In softball, the MVC returned to its multi-bid status after a one-year hiatus, sending two teams – Creighton and Illinois State – to the NCAA Tournament. The 2010 campaign marked the seventh time in eight seasons that the Valley has placed multiple teams into the NCAA field. Meanwhile, the success of The Valley television package is one of the great stories in the league. The MVC Television Network has blossomed into a revenue-generating vehicle and The Valley’s most visible marketing tool. Meanwhile, The Valley is making video-streaming a major focus as it enters the second year of a three-year plan to upgrade the production and marketing of both institutionallyproduced and conference-produced webcasts. The 2003-04 campaign was a landmark for the conference as State Farm Insurance and the league came to terms on an agreement that provides State Farm with title sponsorship of all of the league’s 18 championships. Last fall, The Valley took a major step toward ensuring current revenues in television media and tournament sponsorship sales would be guaranteed in future years when it announced a 10-year partnership with Learfield Sports. The Jefferson City, Missouri-based company now has the exclusive sales and marketing rights to MVC assets that include championships and television advertising. During the tenure of Doug Elgin, The Valley’s ninth and longest-tenured commissioner, The Valley has been aggressive in hosting NCAA events in St. Louis. Since 1998, the MVC served as host for a staggering nine NCAA tournament events in the 13-year period, which has made St. Louis one of the most frequent stops on the NCAA Tournament trail. The Valley hosted Women’s Final Fours in 2001 and 2009, and the Men’s Final Four in 2005. The seeds for the creation of the conference were planted by eight administrators representing five institutions, who met at the Midland Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 12, 1907. The five schools which formed the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association were Washington University of St. Louis, and the state universities of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Two months after the initial meeting, two more schools -- Drake University and Iowa State College -- were admitted. In the fall of 1907, basketball became the first competitive sport. Today, the Missouri Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country and track & field (indoor and outdoor), men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball.

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While The Valley no longer sponsors football (it did from 1907-85), six league members compete in football at the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) level as Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, UNI and Southern Illinois play in the ninemember Missouri Valley Football Conference (with North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Western Illinois and Youngstown State). That league competed as the Gateway Conference from 1985-2007. Drake plays non-scholarship football in the Pioneer Football League. Athletic accomplishments on the men’s athletics side include 14 national basketball championships, 16 trips to the NCAA Final Four, a 1989 national baseball championship and 19 College World Series qualifiers. In 2010, Missouri State’s men’s basketball program won the CollegeInsider. com Postseason Tournament, the league’s first national title in men’s basketball since 1982 (Bradley, NIT). In 2001, Missouri State added to The Valley women’s accomplishments, as the Lady Bears advanced to the Women’s Basketball Final Four in St. Louis. Creighton (2004) and Missouri State (2005) have claimed national championships (WNIT) in women’s basketball, while MSU also has a 1992 NCAA Women’s Final Four appearance, and Creighton (2003), Drake (1999) and Illinois State (2009) have made semifinal trips to the WNIT postseason tournament. Indeed, the inclusion of women’s programs under The Valley banner has provided a boost. The Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference -- which began in 1982 -- merged with the Missouri Valley Conference and was unveiled as part of the new conference on July 1, 1992. The Valley began honoring its storied tradition in the summer of 1997, when the conference began its athletics Hall of Fame. Hersey Hawkins of Bradley, Larry Bird of Indiana State, Wes Unseld of Louisville, Coach Henry Iba of Oklahoma State, Dave Stallworth of Wichita State, Ed Macauley of Saint Louis, and Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati were members of the initial induction class. Currently, nearly 40 former players, coaches and alums dot the league’s Hall of Fame. From its early beginning to its current standing on the map of college athletics, The Valley will always continue to be proactive in its approach. League members include Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois, and Wichita State. Eastern Illinois is an affiliate member in men’s soccer, while Central Arkansas and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville begin affiliate men’s soccer membership in 2010.

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Creighton at Iowa State Illinois State vs. East Carolina Illinois State at Georgia Southern Illinois vs. Michigan UNI vs. North Dakota Bradley vs. Northwestern Southern Illinois vs. Ohio UNI vs. South Dakota Bradley vs. Texas Tech Creighton vs. Western Illinois Wichita State at Seattle Univ. Wichita State at UC Santa Barbara Bradley vs. Cal Poly Southern Illinois vs. Houston Drake at South Dakota Drake at North Dakota Indiana State at TBD Illinois State vs. Lipscomb Illinois State vs. Maryland Creighton vs. South Dakota State Southern Illinois vs. Stephen F. Austin Bradley vs. Texas A&M UNI vs. UTEP Creighton vs. Valparaiso Wichita State at UC Santa Barbara Wichita State at Seattle Univ. UNI vs. Wisconsin-GB Indiana State at TBD Illinois State vs. Iowa Southern Illinois vs. Michigan Bradley vs. Oregon State UNI vs. South Dakota Creighton vs. Western Illinois Wichita State at Western Kentucky Drake at Green Bay Drake at UTEP Southern Illinois vs. Butler Missouri State vs. Colorado State Drake at Kennesaw State Drake at Texas A&M-CC Illinois State vs. Idaho State Illinois State at Arizona State Missouri State at Texas Bradley vs. Samford Evansville vs. Tennessee-Martin Evansville vs. UT-Chattanooga Wichita State at UT-Arlington Wichita State at Texas A&M Bradley at Troy Bradley vs. Central Arkansas Evansville at Univ.- South Alabama Indiana State vs. IPFW Southern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech Southern Illinois vs. Mississippi State Illinois State vs. Seattle University Evansville vs. Southeast Alabama Illinois State vs. Iowa Wichita State at UT-Arlington Wichita State at Texas A&M Drake at Pacific Drake at Arizona Missouri State vs. Wisconsin Illinois State vs. Idaho State Indiana State vs. IPFW Bradley vs. North Florida Evansville vs. Ohio State Southern Illinois at TBD Southern Illinois at TBD Missouri State vs. TBD Missouri State vs. TBD Wichita State at Texas Southern Drake at Kennesaw State Creighton vs. Centenary Illinois State at Alabama Illinois State vs. Missouri Bradley vs. New Mexico State Bradley vs. North Dakota Southern Illinois vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) UNI vs. Tennessee Tech UNI vs. Tennessee-Martin Creighton vs. Tulsa Southern Illinois vs. UMBC Wichita State at St. John’s Wichita State at Northern Illinois Illinois State at South Florida Indiana State at Eastern Kentucky Bradley at UTEP Creighton at Texas-Arlington Evansville at Southern Mississippi Indiana State at Lipscomb Evansville vs. Mississippi Valley UNI at Tennessee-Chattanooga

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School Record University of Akron (Ohio) 1-0 University of Alabama 2-1 Arizona State University 0-1 University of Arkansas 18-17 University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2-0 Arkansas State University 2-0 Athens (Ala.) State College 1-0 Austin Peay (Tenn.) State University 3-0 Baylor (Texas) University 4-1 Ball (Ind.) State University 1-1 Bethune-Cookman (Fla.) College 0-1 Boston (Mass.) College 1-0 Boston (Mass.) University 1-0 Brown (R.I.) University 0-1 Bryant (R.I.) University 1-0 University at Buffalo (N.Y) 1-1 Butler (Ind.) University 1-0 University of California-Los Angeles 0-3 University of California-Santa Barbara 1-1 California State Poly University-Pomona 0-1 California State Poly Univ.-San Luis Obispo 0-1 California State University-Fullerton 0-1 California State University-Northridge 0-1 California State University-Sacramento 0-2 Centenary (La.) College 0-3 University of Central Arkansas 5-1 University of Central Florida 1-1 Central Michigan University 0-2 University of Central Missouri 18-4 Central (Okla.) State University 1-0 Charleston (S.C.) Southern University 3-0 Cleveland (Ohio) State University 1-0 Coastal Carolina (S.C.) University 1-0 Colorado State University 1-3 C.W. Post (N.Y.) University 1-0 DePaul (Ill.) University 1-3 University of Detroit (Mich.) 1-0 Drexel (Pa.) University 1-1 Eastern Illinois University 15-16 Eastern Michigan University 2-0 Florida A&M University 2-0 Florida Atlantic University 1-2 Florida International University 1-0 Florida State University 1-2 Friends (Kan.) University 1-0 Furman (S.C.) University 1-0 Georgia Southern University 1-0 Georgia State University 0-1 Georgia Tech University 0-1 Grand Valley (Mich.) State University 1-0 Grand View (Iowa) College 2-1 Harvard (Mass.) University 3-0 University of Houston (Texas) 0-1 University of Illinois-Chicago 1-1 3-0 Illinois Central College Indiana University 4-3 Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne 1-0 Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis 3-0 University of Iowa 4-1 Iowa State University 6-7 Jackson State (Miss.) University 1-0 University of Kansas 18-71 Kansas State University 9-3 Kent (Ohio) State University 3-0 University of Louisiana-Lafayette 0-6

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University of Louisiana-Monroe 2-3 University of Louisville (Ky.) 0-2 Lipscomb (Tenn.) University 1-0 Long Island (N.Y.) University 1-1 Louisiana State University 0-1 Louisiana Tech University 3-6 Luther (Iowa) College 1-0 Macomb (Mich.) College 1-0 University of Maine 3-1 Marshall (W.V.) University 0-1 University of Maryland 3-0 University of Massachusetts 2-3 McNeese (La.) State University 2-1 Mercer (Ga.) University 1-0 Miami (Ohio) University 5-1 University of Miami (Fla.) 0-1 University of Michigan 1-2 Michigan State University 2-5 Middle Tennessee State 1-0 University of Minnesota 6-1 University of Mississippi 3-3 Mississippi State University 3-1 University of Missouri 15-32 University of Missouri-Kansas City 28-6  Missouri University of Science & Technology 0-1 University of Missouri-St. Louis 5-3 Missouri Southern State University 14-11 Missouri Western State University 4-1 Monmouth (N.J.) College 1-0 Morehead (Ky.) State University 1-0 University of Nebraska 6-9 University of Nebraska-Omaha 1-3 University of New Mexico 6-1 New Mexico State 1-0 Nicholls (La.) State University 4-3 University of North Carolina 0-1 University of North Dakota 1-0 North Dakota State University 4-1 Northeastern (Okla.) State University 2-1 University of Northern Colorado 2-0 Northern Illinois University 5-1 University of North Texas 2-1 Northwest Missouri State University 6-4 Northwestern University 3-1 Northwestern (La.) State University 1-4 Northwestern Oklahoma State University 1-0 Northwood (Texas) University 1-0 Ohio University 0-1 Ohio State University 1-1 University of Oklahoma  9-13 Oklahoma Baptist University 1-0 Oklahoma City (Okla.) University 2-7 Oklahoma State University  5-21 University of Oregon 0-1 Oregon State University 1-0 University of the Pacific (Calif.) 1-1 Pennsylvania State University 2-1 Peru (Neb.) State College 2-0 Pittsburg (Kan.) State University 26-8  Purdue (Ind.) University 2-2 3-4 Rutgers (N.J.) University St. John’s (N.Y.) University 2-0 Saint Louis (Mo.) University 17-7  Sam Houston (Texas) State University 3-4 Samford (Ala.) University 3-0 San Diego (Calif.) State University 0-1 Santa Clara (Calif.) University 1-0 San Jose (Calif.) State University 1-3 Siena (N.Y.) College 1-0 University of South Carolina 2-1 South Dakota State University 1-2 University of South Florida 0-5 Southeast Missouri State University 23-7  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2-2 Southern Utah University 1-0 Southwest Baptist (Mo.) University 10-0  Springfield (Mass.) College 1-0

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Stanford (Calif.) University 2-1 Stephen F. Austin (Texas) State 5-1 Stetson (Fla.) University 4-1 Tarkio (Mo.) College 5-2 Taylor (Ind.) University 2-0 University of Tennessee 1-3 Tennessee Tech University 1-0 University of Texas 0-1 University of Texas at Arlington 6-6 University of Texas at San Antonio 0-3 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 1-3 Texas A&M University   2-10 Texas State University 1-2 Texas Tech University 1-2 Texas Wesleyan College 4-0 Texas Woman’s University 4-6 University of Toledo (Ohio) 1-2 Truman (Mo.) State University 2-0 University of Tulsa (Okla.) 24-15 U.S. Military (N.Y.) Academy 1-0 University of Utah 0-4 Utah State University 0-2 Valparaiso (Ind.) University 2-1 University of Virginia 3-0 Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1-0 University of Washington 0-2 Wayne (Mich.) State University 3-0 West Texas State University 2-0 Western Illinois University 21-21 Western Kentucky University 1-0 Western Michigan University 1-2 William Woods (Mo.) College 1-1 University of Wisconsin 0-0 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 1-0 University of Wyoming 2-0

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Feb. 18 Colorado State@ Texas@ Feb. 19 Wisconsin@ TBA@ Feb. 20 TBA@ March 3 SIU Edwardsville March 4 Southeast Missouri State# Saint Louis# March 5 UMKC# March 6 Missouri# March 9 North Texas (DH) March 12 Arkansas-Pine Bluff$ Indiana$ March 13 Oklahoma$ TBA$ March 15 North Dakota State March 16 Minnesota March 17 Minnesota March 19 UNI* (DH) March 20 UNI* March 22 Oklahoma State March 26 Indiana State* (DH) March 27 Indiana State* April 2 Illinois State* (DH) April 3 Illinois State* April 5 Oklahoma State April 6 Arkansas April 9 Creighton* (DH) April 10 Creighton* April 12 UMKC (DH) April 16 Bradley* (DH) April 17 Bradley* April 20 Wichita State* (DH) April 22 Southern Illinois* (DH) April 23 Southern Illinois* April 26 Wichita State* April 27 Tulsa April 30 Drake* (DH) May 1 Drake* May 7 Evansville* (DH) May 8 Evansville* State Farm MVC Championship May 12-14

Place Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Springfield St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Denton, Texas Norman, Okla. Norman, Okla. Norman, Okla. Norman, Okla. Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Terre Haute, Ind. Terre Haute, Ind. Normal, Ill. Normal, Ill. Stillwater, Okla. Fayetteville, Ark. Springfield Springfield Springfield Peoria, Ill. Peoria, Ill. Wichita, Kan. Carbondale, Ill. Carbondale, Ill. Springfield Tulsa, Okla. Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield

Time 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. TBA TBA 4:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 12:15 p.m. TBA 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. TBA

Home games (bold) played at Killian Softball Stadium, Springfield, Mo. *Missouri Valley Conference game; (DH) indicates doubleheader @TWC Texas Invitational; #SLU Breast Cancer Tournament; $Oklahoma Sooners Spring Festival All starting times are Central and subject to change

2011 Missouri State Softball Guide  

The 2011 Missouri State softball guide is a comprehensive and informative guide to the MSU program.

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