MUNCIE, Ind. - - Fans looking to find out more about the Ball State softball program will have an opportunity to hear from the players with the launch of the Ball State Softball Blog Series.
Throughout the 2013-14 school year, each member of the team will get a chance to tell their story about Ball State in this exclusive series which will include both written and video blogs, as well as pictures from the road once the season begins.
Blog Entry #5 - Sammi Cowger (Nov. 25, 2013)
My name is Sammi Cowger and I’m a sophomore from Fenton, Michigan. I’m majoring in Sports Administration with hopes of working in the community relations department of a college or professional sports program.
So I’m sure you’ve read the past few blogs and know that this year has been an entirely new experience for our team. We came back to school, fresh off a MAC Championship, to a mostly new coaching staff. Our success this fall has proven that we are a team that can adapt and rock any situation! I can’t wait to see what we can do this season!
We recently put on a camp and the turnout was great! We love being able to coach and work with young athletes. I think that is a huge part of recruiting and developing talent. I was actually recruited at that camp three years ago! We’re having another one in January, so hopefully we will see you there!
With our fall games out of the way, this past month we’ve focused on getting into shape and the smaller parts of the game. Our weight coaches have worked us hard, making us step it up every week! Every practice and workout, we are working with a few goals on our minds: getting another MAC championship, going to NCAA’s and adding a little more bling to our collection J
I think knowing how to achieve our goals is one thing that is really special about our team. Winning is a long, upheld tradition. We know what it takes to win and we expect nothing less than that. As a team, we want to win for each other and that keeps us focused and motivated every day. We’re definitely going to be a tough team to beat this spring!
Have a great day! CHIRP CHIRP!
Blog Entry #4 - Taylor Cox (Nov. 12, 2013)
Hi fellow Cardinal fans!
My name is Taylor Cox and I am a junior from Orange County, California. I am a Pre-Law student, majoring in Marketing, with the hopes of one day being a medical lawyer and defending doctors being sued.
This year has been such a crazy change from what we are used to, but it has all brought out new challenges for our team, making us strive to be our best. Although the fall games might not have turned out exactly as we had all anticipated, we also achieved a ton with trying to figure out what our new coaches want and expect from us.
We are just now starting to slow down from twenty-hour workout weeks to eight-hour workout week. With less time together as a team, we are able to focus more on individuals and really concentrate on each position.
Each day, through practice, conditioning, individuals and weight lifting, we are all working towards one goal. To hold onto the MAC Championship title, add a MAC Tournament Championship and proceed on to NCAA Regionals.
With new ideas, new players, new talent and new coaches, I have full faith we will be able to accomplish all of those.
Don’t forget to always “chirp” it up!
Blog Entry #3 - Selena Reyna (Oct. 28, 2013)
Hi my name is Selena Reyna I am a middle infielder from Houston, Texas. I am a sophomore majoring in exercise science really hoping to one day coach the game I love.
What brought me to Ball State first off was the team. The girls on this team are so great they made me feel right at home once I got here. The second thing was the campus. It’s really beautiful and the perfect size, not overwhelmingly big like some universities are.
Last season, I was the team’s starting shortstop and made the MAC All-Freshman Team, which was a pretty big accomplishment for me. I’m hoping to improve every year.
We finished our fall season off strong with an 8-0 victory over IPFW. I’m very excited about this season with our new coaching staff and incoming freshman. We have already made some positive changes to this program. It was a strong program last year, and we are going to keep grinding and build off our accomplishments from last season.
What I love about this team is we are all on the same page and we have the same goals for ourselves and for the program. Playing on the field with these girls is a blast, and the bond we share is unbreakable.
We are a family here at Ball State, always pushing each other to be better than we were yesterday.
I’m super excited for this upcoming season. We are playing some big schools I know we can compete with. I cannot wait to get our name out there. For people to know who Ball State is and what we are capable of.
We will make a big statement this year. Hope you are all ready to see some great Cardinals softball!
CHIRP CHIRP GO CARDS!
Blog Entry #2 - Shelbie Scamihorn (Sept. 20, 2013)
Hi! My name is Shelbie Scamihorn from Terre Haute, IN. I am a freshman catcher at Ball State this year. I am majoring in Telecommunications with dreams to one day be on ESPN! I am so anxious and excited to be a part of the Ball State softball team.
Just a few weeks ago I was packing for college, and now we have kicked off a great pre-season! As a freshman this year, I’ve had a lot of new experiences. We have been lifting and conditioning every day to prepare us for the upcoming season. Practice just recently started and let me tell you, I could not be happier being on the same field and playing with this team! Coach Perry, Coach K, Coach E, and Coach Rousseau have been great this year and have already taught me so much! As a team, we are getting stronger mentally and physically. I’m confident we will have a successful year!
This past Saturday we kicked off our fall season with two wins against Taylor University. As a freshman, there was no greater feeling than putting on a Cardinals jersey and playing Division 1 softball. The amount of emotions flowing through me Saturday was unreal!
After working at something so hard for so long, this is the time all of that pays off. Playing on the same field with these girls is truly an honor. The team chemistry is amazing and every play, every girl, pulls together to work as a team. The support that the team and coaches give to one another is truly special! You can definitely say my first college game was unforgettable!
This team is truly a family! I look forward to all the unforgettable memories we are going to make this season!
Blog Entry #1 - Hanne Stuedemann (Aug. 26, 2013)
My name is Hanne Stuedemann and I am a junior outfielder from Mattawan, Michigan. I am majoring in pre-med with a minor in business in hopes of becoming an emergency medical doctor. I am very excited for this upcoming year!
We had our first softball meeting and it was great to finally meet Coach Perry. She has already brought a lot of energy to the program. Along with that energy came some positive changes that will improve our team a lot!
In a few days, we will be practicing as a team on the field and everyone is looking forward to playing together again after a long summer. I know we will do great things this year, including winning the MAC regular season and tournament titles. We have been extremely successful in the past and are looking to take the next step forward this upcoming season.
I hope to see you all at our next games! Go Cards!