For the first time in 22 years, the Illinois State softball team defeated 17th-ranked Mizzou, 7-3 at Farrington Softball Stadium at the Arizona State Littlewood Classic. Additionally, the upset marks the Redbirds first ranked win since 2013.
All but one of the MVC Softball teams were in action during the first weekend of play. As a whole, the league went 27-17 with each team that played earning at least one win. Mary Stephens of Missouri State was named MVC Player of the Week, Nicole Newman of Drake took Pitcher of the Week with Illinois State's Alyssa Wiebel taking MVC Newcomer of the Week.
Drake is ranked No. 25 in Monday’s The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll. Drake, which is 20-4 overall and 13-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play this season, is ranked for the first time since Dec. 3, 2001 and the 12th time in program history.
Drake University junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District men’s basketball team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday, Feb. 9.