Simpson Women’s Softball Wins Cal-Pac Conference Season Title

Simpson University Sports News

04.25.2012

REDDING, Calif. – The Simpson University women’s softball team has won the California Pacific Conference regular season title for the second time in the team’s four-year history.

The California Pacific Conference—a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)—includes seven colleges and universities in Northern California.

The Lady Red Hawks were 25-24 overall for the 2012 season, 11-4 in the Cal Pac Conference. They clinched the championship with a 2-1 win April 21 over Menlo College in Atherton. The Lady Red Hawks also won the conference title in 2010.

The team will travel to Irvine May 3-5 for the Cal Pac/NAIA West Regional Qualifier. The winner goes to the NAIA National Tournament.

The Lady Red Hawks, under the direction of coach Wayne Stower, had a stellar 2011 season, with a 34-19 overall record, 12-4 in the Cal Pac. After placing second in the Cal Pac regular season, the team won the Cal Pac Tournament Championship, finished second in the NCCAA national championships and tied for first in its pool at the NAIA national tournament.

"After enduring a very tough preseason schedule, our team came into conference determined,” Coach Stower said. “We were able to settle in and come together against conference competition. It was great to see my team focus and come out on top of the conference for the second time in our four seasons of competition."

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s golf, soccer, cross-country, and basketball; women's volleyball and softball; and men’s baseball and wrestling. For more information about Simpson University athletics, please visit simpsonu.edu/athletics, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.