Recent Softball Headlines
Rio Grande softball coach Amber Bowman resigned last week for a position at NCAA Division I Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne
Rio Grande softball coach Amber Bowman resigned last week for a position at NCAA Division I Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne
Wed, Jul. 15, 2015 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Amber Bowman, who guided the University of Rio Grande softball program to a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship and the school's second NAIA National Tournament berth this spring, has announced her resignation as head coach of the RedStorm.
    Bowman, who informed Rio Grande athletic officials, her players and assistant coaches of her decision late last week, is leaving to become an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne.
    "Absolutely, it's tough to leave. It's one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make," Bowman said. "Not everyone gets the opportunity to say that they had the chance to coach at their alma mater. I can't thank (Rio Grande athletic director) Jeff (Lanham) and everyone here at Rio enough for the opportunity to come back. I definitely enjoyed every minute of my time here, but at the same time, this is a step in the right direction for me."

Rio Grande's Kim Rollins (left) and Alex Kuhn (right) have been named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Rio Grande's Kim Rollins (left) and Alex Kuhn (right) have been named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Mon, Jun. 8, 2015 - [Softball]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Two individuals representing the University of Rio Grande were among the 380 softball student-athletes named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA SoftballScholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
    Junior catcher Kim Rollins (Cincinnati, OH) and sophomore second baseman Alex Kuhn (Oak Hill, OH) represented the RedStorm on the list.

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Wed, Jun. 3, 2015 - [Softball]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande finished in a tie for the equivalent of 37th place in the 2015 NAIA Softball Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll announced Wednesday by the national office.
    The RedStorm garnered five points in the voting by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences /independent /unaffiliated groupings to tie St. Francis (Ill.).
    Head coach Amber Bowman's team finished 32-16 this spring and advanced to the NAIA national tournament for just the second time in school history, winning one of their three games in the USC-Beaufort Regional in Hardeeville, S.C.
    Rio Grande, which finished third in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's final regular season standings, qualified for the national tourney as a result of winning the KIAC Tournament title.

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Tue, May. 26, 2015 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande softball program has announced its 2015 summer camp schedule.
    A two-day instructional camp is scheduled for June 23 and 24, at Rio Softball Park on the URG campus. The session for players age 7-13 is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon each day, while the session for players age 14-18 is set for 1-4 p.m. on both days.
    Cost is $70.
    A pitching camp is also scheduled for Sunday, July 19, at Rio Softball Park.
    The camp will run from 1-3 p.m. for players age 7-13 and from 3-5 p.m. for players age 14-18 on both dates. Cost is $30.
    Rio Grande softball head coach Amber Bowman will direct the camps, while RedStorm players will also be assisting in the instruction.

Rio seniors Jessi Robinson (right) and Haley Gwin embrace following Tuesday's season-ending loss to Campbellsville
Rio seniors Jessi Robinson (right) and Haley Gwin embrace following Tuesday's season-ending loss to Campbellsville
Wed, May. 13, 2015 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Kristin Benton's two-out, run-scoring single in the fifth inning snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted top-seeded Campbellsville University to a 3-2 win over the University of Rio Grande, Tuesday night, in an elimination game of the NAIA Softball Championship Opening Round's USC-Beaufort Bracket at the Richard Gray Sports Complex.
    The Tigers, who ranked No. 7 in the latest NAIA coaches poll, improved to 36-9 and avenged an opening game loss to the RedStorm on Monday afternoon.
    Campbellsville will face regional host and No. 2 seed University of South Carolina-Beaufort for the tournament title on Wednesday at noon. A second final, if needed, would follow at 3 p.m.
    The regional champion will move on to the NAIA World Series, which begins May 22 in Sioux City, Iowa.
    Rio Grande, the No. 4 seed in the regional, finished its season at 32-16 with the loss. The 32 wins represented the second-highest single-season total in the program's history.

Rio's Jessi Robinson had both of her team's hits in Tuesday's 8-0 NAIA tourney loss to USC-Beaufort
Rio's Jessi Robinson had both of her team's hits in Tuesday's 8-0 NAIA tourney loss to USC-Beaufort
Tue, May. 12, 2015 - [Softball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Kristy Cook tossed a two-hit shutout and Mariaha Sanborn clubbed a two-out, three-run home run in the first inning to give South Carolina-Beaufort an early lead and fuel an eventual 8-0 win over the University of Rio Grande in the winner's bracket final of the NAIA National Softball Championship Opening Round's USC-Beaufort Bracket at the Richard Gray Sports Complex.
    The host Sand Sharks, who are ranked 16th nationally and seeded second in the bracket, improved to 42-12 and advanced to Wednesday afternoon title game.
    The RedStorm, the No. 4 seed in the bracket, slipped to 32-15 and dropped into the loser's bracket final against either No. 1 seed Campbellsville or No. 3 seed Indiana Wesleyan, Tuesday, at 5 p.m.