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Mon, Aug. 22, 2016 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande softball program will host a fundraiser featuring Bluegrass Championship Wrestling on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    "The Rumble at Rio" will feature six matches, with first bell for 7:30 p.m.
    "It promises to be a night of family-friendly fun, full of action-packed entertainment," said Rio Grande head softball coach Chris Hammond. "Plus, it's a great way for the community to come out and support our team."

Rio Grande finished 25th in the final NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll for 2016
Wed, Jun. 8, 2016 - [Softball]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Rio Grande softball team finished 25th in the final NAIA coaches' poll of the 2016 season, released Wednesday night by the national office.
    The RedStorm, who dropped three positions from the final regular season coaches' poll, collected 108 points in the balloting by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.
    Head coach Chris Hammond's squad finished 41-9 overall - setting a single-season school record for victories - after going 1-2 in the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournament.
    Rio Grande won both the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships to reach the national tourney for a second straight year.

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Mon, Jun. 6, 2016 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Four University of Rio Grande softball players were among those who recently received 2016 NAIA All-Region accolades from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
    Sophomore catcher Tayler Arndt, senior first baseman Ariel Roder, sophomore third baseman Gabby Gregg and junior pitcher Jenna Jones all were named to the Great Lakes Region second team after leading the RedStorm to a school-record 41 wins, the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's regular season and tournament championships and the program's second straight appearance in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round.
    The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association's six regions with first and second-team recognition. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams.

Junior Jenna Jones was named an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American on Saturday
Sat, Jun. 4, 2016 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - University of Rio Grande junior right-hander Jenna Jones is among those named as an Honorable Mention selection to the 2016 NAIA All-American softball team.
    The squad was selected by the NAIA All-America committee and announced Saturday.
    Jones, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, posted an 18-2 record and a 1.38 earned run average for the RedStorm, who set a single-season school record for wins (41) en route to winning the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's regular season and tournament championships.
    Both of her losses came against Central Methodist (Mo.) University in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round.

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Wed, May. 25, 2016 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande's 2016 Softball Elite Summer Camp is scheduled for June 13-16 at Rio Softball Park.
    Check in is scheduled for Monday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the lobby of the Lyne Center on the URG campus. Check out is set for Thursday, June 16, at 2 p.m.
    The overnight instructional camp, which is open to girls age 13-18, costs $250 for overnight campers and $200 for commuters. A sibling discount of $25 is also available. The fee includes lodging, meals, a certificate of participation and a t-shirt.

Rio's Cheyenne Hamaker heads for third during Tuesday's NAIA Opening Round win over Lourdes
Wed, May. 18, 2016 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The University of Rio Grande softball team got its new single-season school record for wins.
    But the RedStorm failed to collect the thing that they wanted most - a trip to the NAIA World Series.
    Central Methodist University's Haley Kinnison tossed a four-hit shutout as the Eagles defeated Rio Grande, 4-0, in the loser's bracket final of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round's Auburn-Montgomery Bracket, Tuesday night, at a rainy AUM Softball Complex.
    The RedStorm, who began the day with a 7-4 win over Lourdes (Ohio) University to remain alive in the four-team, double-elimination bracket, finished their season at 41-9, surpassing the previous school record of 40 wins in a season set by the 2004 team.

 
 
 
 
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