The 40-3 NCAA DIII regional champs head to Indiana for a “super regional” matchup against Trine University this Friday and Saturday.
What a year it’s been! And they’re not done yet. The CUW Falcons softball team held practices in preparation for a big 3-game series in Indiana on Friday and Saturday. Spirits were high as players and coaches fine-tuned their skills and strategies, while also taking some time to talk to local TV and reflect on what they’ve already accomplished.
Records, honors, and milestones
- First-ever (for any CUW program) NCAA DIII Regional championship
- NACC Conference record 40 victories
- School-record 31-game (active) winning streak
- Five players earn NACC All-Conference honors (plus Coaching Staff of the Year)
- Three players earn NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) first-team All-Region Honors (along with one third-team honor)
- Four players named to CSC (College Sports Communicators) Academic All-District Team
- School and conference-record 27 wins for pitcher Gina Followell; named NACC Pitcher of the Year
- NACC Conference record for career strikeouts, Gina Followell: 833 (and counting)
- Fourth straight NACC Conference regular season title
- Second-straight NACC Conference tournament title
- Second-straight NCAA DIII tournament appearance
- Too many weekly honors to name
- Expected All-America honors to come
- Team GPA of 3.6
It’s meant beyond what I could say. The student-athlete part of all this is amazing. This is a team with an aggregate 3.6 GPA. Combine that with the winning streak we’re on, it’s almost unheard of, this balance of academics and athletics.Falcons Head Softball Coach Steve Crook
The #14 Falcons, one of 16 teams remaining in the tournament, travel to Angola, Indiana, to take on the fifth-ranked Trine University Thunder in a best-of-three matchup for the super regional title.
- Game 1: Friday, May 26, 1:00 p.m. CT | Livestream
- Game 2: Saturday, May 27, 12:00 p.m. CT | Livestream
- Game 3 (if needed): Saturday, May 27, 2:30 p.m. CT | Livestream
Congratulations, Falcons, on everything you’ve accomplished—so far! You make us all so proud, both on the field and in the classroom.
Being a Concordia Falcon isn’t just about out-scoring competitors in the athletic arena. It’s about developing as an individual, both in and out of the game. Dedicated coaches and staff put in the time to see that you walk away from your Concordia experience as a better athlete, a stronger Christian, and a champion of character.