The Southern Illinois softball program will hold two summer camps in 2015, head coach Kerri Blaylock announced Friday. The program will host hitting camps on July 14-15, 2015, in the Garden Grove Event Center.
The Southern Illinois softball program earned an NCAA Public Recognition Award on Wednesday for posting an Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all softball programs in Division I. The honor is for the four-year rolling period that ended in the 2013-14 academic year.
The Southern Illinois softball program had five student-athletes named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete team, the league announced Monday. Kalyn Harker, Shaye Harre and Merri Anne Patterson all earned first-team recognition. Katie Bertelsen and Kelsey Gonzalez were honorable mention selections.
Kalyn Harker and Shaye Harre were both named to the Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced Thursday. Harker holds a perfect 4.0 GPA in biological sciences, and Harre holds a 3.91 GPA in animal sciences.
The Southern Illinois softball team had its season come to a close with a 5-3 loss to Indiana State in the opening round of the MVC Tournament on Thursday morning. SIU finished the season with a 21-26-1 record.