Coming off a 33-win season and entering its first year in Conference USA, the WKU softball team received votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 while seven opponents are also listed in the national polls.
There aren't many higher honors for an athlete than competing for your home country, and fortunately for WKU softball's Larissa Franklin, she will once again have that chance, as she was selected to the Canadian Women's National Team for the 2015 Pan American Games.
With the 2015 season gearing up, Conference USA released its preseason poll and team on Wednesday, as WKU softball was picked to finish fifth in the league while seniors Miranda Kramer and Dani Pugh were chosen as preseason selections.
A tough non-conference slate and 26 homes games highlight a challenging 2015 schedule for the WKU softball team, as second-year head coach Amy Tudor released the schedule on Thursday.
WKU softball head coach Amy Tudor announced the signings of National Letter of Intents of five players for the 2016 season. Joining the Lady Toppers is Cassidy Blackford (Marshalltown, Iowa), Bryce Holmgren (Roland, Iowa), Beka Engelhardt (Rockport, Ind.), Kelsey McGuffin (Elizabethtown, Ky.) and Hannah Mabrey (Phoenix, Ariz.).