The Gustavus softball team will be featured on the NCAA Spring Championship Show, which will air this Saturday, July 4 at 1 pm (Central Time) on CBS Television (which is WCCO or KEYC in southern Minnesota). The Gusties made an impressive run in the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament finishing third, which is the best finish in the program’s history. Coach Jeff Annis and his squad, the MIAC regular season champions at 21-1, finished with an overall mark of 42-9.
Four Gustavus players were named to the NCAA Finals All Tournament Team. That group included senior shortstop Rachael Click, junior third baseman Andrea Brown, sophomore first baseman Emily Wendorff and junior left fielder Kirsten Prunty.
The Gustavus coaching staff, which is made up of head coach Jeff Annis, and assistant coaches Mark Wiest and Kyhl Thomson, was named the Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).