Softball To Host Summer Camp June 15-18

    Go Hoosiers! Head coach Michelle Gardner
    Go Hoosiers!
    Head coach Michelle Gardner
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 6, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head softball coach Michelle Gardner will be joined by assistant coaches Amanda Rivera and Christy Hebert for the Indiana Softball Summer Camp from June 15-18 in Bloomington. For a camp application, please click the link below.

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    Registration will be on June 15 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Foster Dormatory on the IU Bloomington campus. A confirmation e-mail and information packet will be sent once the registration application is receieved.

    Each day campers must be at least 10 years of age and will have a morning and afternoon skill instruction session followed by dinner before games are played during the evening.

    For those campers staying overnight, the cost is $375 while it is $300 for those that will commute back and forth each day.

    Michelle Gardner is currently in her first season as head coach at Indiana after spending the previous six years at the University of Nevada, where she led the Wolfpack to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. In her six years, she posted a 187-176 overall record after starting the program from scratch following a 14-year hiatus. In her final season in Reno, Gardner coached the WAC Player of the Year in Vanessa Briones and Second Team All-American Noelle Micka. As a player herself, Gardner was named the 1988 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year following her senior year at the University of Michigan.

    Assistant coach Amanda Rivera is also in her first year at Indiana after spending last season at the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Before going to NC State, Rivera served as a volunteer assistant coach at Northwestern for two seasons, including the Wildcats' 2006 run to the Women's College World Series. Rivera played at UIC and was a two-time All-American and holds the school record for career home runs.

    Assistant coach Christy Hebert also has Big Ten ties after playing at the University of Iowa, where she was a two-time All-American shortstop for Hall of Fame head coach Gayle Blevins. Hebert was also an assistant coach at Northwestern University from 1999-2000 before being named head coach at the University of Northern Iowa, a post she would hold for five years.




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