Team 51 will look to improve upon a historic 2023 season.
Team 51 will now play eight games this fall.
A student-athlete must maintain a 3.5 GPA throughout the academic year in order to qualify for the award.
Kirkhoff was an assistant for the last two seasons at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Former Indiana softball pitcher Kate Rehberg transfers to University of Northern Colorado as graduate
Rehberg appeared in 14 games in four seasons with the Hoosiers.
The group is among 10 finalists for the National Coaching Staff of the Year award.
Elle Smith and Kate Rehberg are the second and third members of Team 50 to put their names in the portal.
Team 50 had few expectations entering 2023 but ended up with a lot of memories.
Indiana softball’s Taryn Kern makes top-3 finalist for Division I National Freshman of the Year award
Kern appeared on the list of 10 finalists released May 10.
Indiana softball beats Louisville to advance to NCAA Tournament regional final, falls to Tennessee to end season
Team 50 finished with a 44-18 in the record-breaking season.
The game saw a five-hour and 15-minute rain delay before Indiana’s eventual loss.