Senior Amanda Wagner has been named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Softball Team, according to a list released by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
From South Holland, Ill., Michelle Venturella spent the early 1990s with the Indiana Hoosiers softball team on its way to multiple winnig seasons and a run in 1994 that fell one game short of the Women’s College World Series.
Indiana University Softball signee Brooke Boetjer was named the 2012 Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of the Year Thursday. A pitcher for South Putnam High School, Boejter has led the team to back-to-back IHSAA Class 2A state title games after winning the title last season.
This summer provides the Hoosier softball team an opportunity to better its record heading into the NCAA tournaments.
The IU softball team (23-23, 7-8), will head to Iowa City, Iowa, to play its first in a string of three conference series during the next three weekends.
The Hoosiers took two of the three Big Ten Conference weekly awards this past week for performances during their home stand against Northwestern.
The Hoosiers took the series this weekend, winning two of three games this weekend against Big Ten rival Northwestern.
As the Hoosiers (20-18, 4-5) make the trip to University Park, Pa., this weekend, they look to keep the momentum from their past four games.