Coming off a 44-20 season and a NCAA Tournament berth, the USF softball team looks to take steps toward a spot in the Women’s College World Series.
And it all begins this weekend.
The Bulls host the USF Louisville Slugger Tournament and will play five teams — including UNC Greensboro and in-state rivals North Florida and Florida Gulf Coast.
This year’s team is on the national radar. The Bulls are on the cusp of the top 25 National Poll and are predicted to finish second in the Big East.
This season, the Bulls will rely on the pitching of seniors Cristi Ecks and Bree Spence. Ecks is returning from a season-ending injury while Spence is returning from a medical redshirt.
On offense the Bulls will be led by junior designated hitter JoJo Medina and senior second basemen Britta Giddens. The pair combined to hit 14 home runs and 69 RBIs last season.
Expectations are high at USF, and the Bulls expect to start the season off by defending their home field.
At the half, a 14-point lead meant USF was on track to win its first conference game in over a calendar year. That energy was kept up even with under five minutes to go when the Bulls were up 33-20. Then USF watched as its lead went from comfortable, to slim, to nonexistent in the […]
Under normal circumstances, Grant Nolder, president of the USF flag football team would be preparing for the club’s biggest competition of the year, the Swamp Bowl. The annual tournament, hosted at UF, typically takes place during the fall semester and features some of the best club flag football teams in the country. Winners of the […]
Coach Brian Gregory said Tuesday the Bulls didn’t play complete, 40-minute games in their two losses last week. It’s debatable if they did Wednesday night against East Carolina (11-18, 5-11) at the Yuengling Center, but it was more than enough to put up a 73-68 overtime win. “It’s funny. There were stretches where we played […]
Student Government (SG) launched the first-of-its-kind, merit-based scholarship to students Nov. 5 on USF’s Tampa campus. As a part of Student Body President Britney Deas and Student Body Vice President Travis McCloskey’s platform, Bull S.H.I.F.T., — Success, Health, Innovation, Finance and Tradition — the SG’s Student Leadership Scholarship consists of two merit-based scholarships which will […]
A plan drafted on a bar napkin two years ago has now become the USF Jabil Innovation Institute, a multi-million dollar institute combining the College of Engineering and the Muma College of Business. Senior Vice President of Advancement and CEO of the USF Foundation Joel Momberg and Jabil CEO Mark Mondello jotted the idea down […]