Softball Camp with Head Coach Michelle Gardner Will Be July 21-23

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    Indiana head coach Michelle Gardner
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    July 9, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University head softball coach Michelle Gardner will conduct her first camp as head coach of the Hoosier softball program on July 21-23. Those interested in attending the camp must register online, and can do so by clicking on the following link: Softball Camp Registration

    The camp is available commuters as well as those that wish to stay overnight. Check-in will be from 8:30am-9:30am on Monday, July 21 at Foster Dormitory on the IU campus. Daily check-out for those wishing to commute will be at 8:00am at the Foster Dormitory.

    Meals will also be provided to all campers, including dinner to campers that are commuting. Meals for those staying overnight will begin with lunch on Monday.

    Gardner was named head coach at Indiana on June 9, 2008 after leading the University of Nevada Wolf Pack to a 44-18 overall record and an appearance in the UCLA Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The 16-2 mark in WAC play earned the first regular season championship in school history. Prior to joining Nevada in 2003, Garder was an assistant coach at Arizona State (1999-2001) and Florida State (1995-98), as both of those schools advanced to the NCAA Regional, with Arizona State advancing all the way to the College World Series.

    It was Gardner that was named the first head coach at Nevada after the school brought the sport back to varsity status after a 14-year hiatus. In just six years, Gardner led the Wolf Pack to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, 34 Academic All-WAC selections, 13 preseason All-WAC selections, 21 postseason All-WAC honorees, 21 WAC Players of the Week, eight WAC All-Tournament selections and one WAC Tournament MVP.

    In 2008, Vanessa Briones was named WAC Player of the Year and freshman catcher Noelle Micka was named second team NFCA All-American, the first in school history.



    Gardner was named 1988 Big Ten Player of the Year as a pitcher her senior year at the University of Michigan and earned all-region honors as well. After exhausting her eligibility at Michigan, Gardner participated with several nationally-ranked Amateur Softball Association (ASA) teams in addition to competing in three Olympic festivals. She was also part of softball's first appearance in the 1996 Olympic Games when she took part in the Olympic Trials.


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