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Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Looking at the recent History of USI sports

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

The University of Southern Indiana has not been around very long. It started in the 60s and USI is still going strong today. With everything constantly moving forward, it is always good to look back at our accomplishments. Nov. 29, 2007: Women’s Basketball have an undefeated season Apr. 10, 2...

Softball senior day wins double header

Softball senior day wins double header

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

The USI softball team had their senior night Saturday along with a doubleheader against Missouri University of Science & Technology. In the bottom of the first inning, sophomore infielder and outfielder Alicia Webb got an RBI scoring the first run in the game. “It’s a good feeling,” Webb said...

Lady Eagles stay humble after National Championship win

Student athletes with the University of Southern Indiana's Women's softball team practice at the Broadway Sports Complex, Aug. 28, 2018.

Austin A. Lewis, Sports Editor

August 28, 2018

The University of Southern Indiana’s Women’s Softball team is digging their talons into a new season. After soaring high from last season with a national championship, the team isn’t letting the win get to their heads or determine how things will go this time around. “Our kids are very ...

Finding a new groove

The university softball team will resume GLVC play Saturday at noon against Missouri University of Science & Technology at Rolla, Missouri. They conclude the 2018 regular-season road schedule Sunday at noon when they visit Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

April 17, 2018

Coming off the success high of last season, the university softball team was ready to be just as successful this season. However, the season started rocky and left the team confused and discouraged. Caitlyn Bradley said she and her teammates asked themselves why they weren’t doing as well a...

Softball’s offense stalls against Quincy

Pitcher Brooke Harmening winds up for a pitch during a game in 2015. Harmening is now a graduate assistant for the softball team while working toward her master’s in sports management.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017

No. 5 Southern Indiana lost its final home game of the season after losing game two of Monday’s doubleheader against Quincy. With the loss, the team sits at 2-2 in the last four games after entering its final series of home games on a seven game tear. Game one started with USI in a 4-1 hole as the bottom ...

Softball splits series on Senior Day

Senior Haley Hodges prepares to swing at an incoming pitch during the team’s Senior Day game.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017

On softball’s senior day, No. 5 Southern Indiana split a pair of games against Truman State before the festivities could begin. The day started off promising with the team entering game one with its highest national ranking in program history and a seven-game win streak that stretched back to April 8....

Softball keeps winning as offense struggles

Sophomore Caitlyn Bradley pitches during a game against Trevecca Nazarenne in 2016 at the USI baseball fields.

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 20, 2017

Sue Kunkle said the softball team is finding different ways to win during its seven game win streak. USI has been winning close games since there hasn’t been much breathing room created by the offense. Three of the last four games ended with the team up by one run. The offensive struggles stretch back e...

Softball fights back twice

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor

April 16, 2017

No. 8 Southern Indiana (36-8) passed the 35-win mark for the third straight season and last season’s win total of 35 after sweeping Wisconsin-Parkside (13-23) in a GLVC doubleheader on Friday. The wins didn’t come easy for the Eagles, but USI’s head coach, Sue Kunkle, said the fact that they...

University investigates inappropriate Halloween costume

James Vaughn

November 2, 2013

A strength and conditioning trainer for USI’s softball team is under fire after photos surfaced of her dressed as Adolf Hitler with a swastika on her arm. The trainer, Chrissy Fowler, works with the university’s athletic program which hires independent contractors from time to time. She is not...

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