Sixteen conference softball student-athletes have been named to the 2015 MVC Scholar-Athlete first team, including six repeat selections, as voted on by the league's softball sports information directors and announced by the Missouri Valley Conference office today.
Wichita State is the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Champion. It marks the third-straight season the Shockers have claimed the league’s All-Sports crown. In addition, the title is the ninth in the past 12 years for Wichita State, which has a league best 21 all-time.
Junior pitcher Taylor Lockwood and senior pitcher Yvette Alvarez combined to throw 13 scoreless innings as the Indiana State softball team defeated Louisville 2-1 in extra innings to earn the program's first ever NCAA Tournament win before falling 2-0 to Kansas.
For their impressive performances on the field of play this season, 371 players from 153 different programs have been chosen to the 2015 NFCA Division I All-Region squads. The MVC has placed ten on the All-Region squads.
Tournament champion, Indiana State, makes it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Indiana State travels to Columbia, Mo. for Regionals and will face No. 10 Missouri during the 6:30 p.m. game on Friday, May 15.
The Indiana State softball team earned their first appearance in the NCAA Softball Championship by winning the 2015 MVC Championship this past Saturday. The Sycamores will travel to the Missouri Regional which features Mizzou, Kansas and Louisville.
The Indiana State softball team scored nine runs in the first five innings and junior pitcher Taylor Lockwood pitched a complete game, allowing just three hits as the Sycamores won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament 9-2 over Missouri State to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 8 Indiana State def. No. 2 Missouri State in the 2015 MVC Softball Championship, 9-2. The Sycamores improve to 26-29 on the season and will represent the Missouri Valley Conference in the NCAA Tournament.