Hoosiers Ready For Another Successful Season...On and Off the Field
Aug. 29, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 2007-08 academic year began on Monday, August 27 on the campus of Indiana University, as over 38,000 students descended upon the city of Bloomington. Among them were the 21 members of the Indiana softball team, who are looking to continue the string of success they have had in the classroom over the past eight years.
Since 2001, the Hoosiers have had at least six players named Academic All-Big Ten each year. Last year was a breakthrough year for the Hoosier softball team, as ten team members were named Academic All-Big Ten, tying them with Penn State for the most of any team in the conference.
Head coach Stacey Phillips and her staff has continued to stress the importance of the classroom to the team. Since arriving at Indiana as an assistant coach in 2004, the Hoosiers have seen an increase in the number of players named to the Academic All-Big Ten team every year.
In 2004, the Hoosiers had six players receive the honor, followed by seven in 2005. In 2006, the team matched the previous season-high with eight selections before bettering that mark by two last year.
"We are very proud of how hard our team works in the classroom," Phillips said. "It is nice to see them get rewarded by the conference for that work and we look forward to another great year by our team, both on and off the field."
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