Softball Program Overview
The Ursuline College softball program was started in the spring of 2002. In only six years of competition, the team has found its footing making the conference playoffs four times, playing in NAIA Regional competition, honored as the number one defensive statistical leader in the NAIA and has been as high as 13th in the country academically.
The team competes as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the first intercollegiate sports organization to offer equal opportunities to all student-athletes. As a trailblazer, it voted black institutions into membership in 1953. In 1980, it was the first to offer intercollegiate athletics to both men and women. The NAIA is known for its emphasis on character and academics. As a member of the NAIA, Ursuline offers academic scholarships based on merit, athletic scholarships and grants-in aid.
Ursuline is in the American Mideast Conference, the largest NAIA conference in the country.
Already in its brief history, the softball team has had three All Americans, 18 all conference players, five NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes, 23 NAIA Scholar Athletes and has consistently earned a GPA above a 3.0.
The "Blue and Gold" Diamond Arrows practice and play several tournaments in the non-traditional fall ball season and play a full regular season schedule in the spring including a spring break trip. The team has attended spring training in Georgia, Florida and California in the past to prep for regular season play. The competitive level is high and the team conditions throughout the year. We offer both a junior varsity and varsity team to give athletes the most opportunity to play. We also offer an optional summer team for those who want to play throughout part of the summer.
The team practices and plays on The Arrows Softball Field located on campus. A full staff of coaches directs both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams.
The Ursuline Softball Program offers many programs to help our students succeed. A professional career mentoring program is available to juniors and seniors and developmental study tables are available for those who need them. The student success center on campus offers tutoring, internships, co-ops, etc. Our objective is to help our students reach their potential in all facets of their college life.
If you are interested in our program please click onto the Become an Arrow
link and complete the form. We'd be happy to converse with you about wearing the "Blue and Gold" of Ursuline College!
"Softball as it oughta be!"
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