How to Watch: 2022 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
Sep 17, 2021Here's how to watch the 2022 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on FloSoftball.
Utah Announces Allexis Bennett as Volunteer Assistant Coach
Aug 25, 2021SALT LAKE CITY – For the second time in the past week, Utah Softball head coach Amy Hogue has announced a major addition to her coaching staff, with two-time All-American Allexis "Chip" Bennett taking on the role of volunteer assistant coach on the Utes' staff. "There's nothing like bringing in Allexis Bennett as the closer for our coaching staff," Hogue said. "What an unbelievable opportunity for us to have a multi-year Pac-12 award winner and two-time All-American to round out our coaching staff! I believe Chip was born to coach this game. Her energy and enthusiasm for this sport we love is unmatched by anyone I know. We are blessed to have her here to lead this team to a new level of excellence!" A four-time All-Pac-12 honoree at UCLA (2013-16), Bennett has recently served as an assistant coach at J Serra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and operates her own business conducting hitting and fielding lessons. In addition to her experience coaching high school and giving lessons, Bennett also worked as an understudy for the owner of the Orange County Batbusters travel ball organization, helping to develop youth athletes on several teams, focusing on her unique ability to effectively train outfielders. "Being able to play in the Pac-12 and now to coach in the Conference, in my opinion, is the greatest honor," Bennett said. "I am excited to join forces with Coach Amy Hogue and her staff, bringing a 24/7 competitive mindset to the Ute program. Watch out, the University of Utah will be so good, you won't be able to ignore them. Life is a game, play and win it." Bennett has played four seasons of professional fastpitch softball since being drafted eighth overall in the 2016 NPF draft by the Pennsylvania Rebellion before joining the Scrapyard Dawgs for the 2017 season. She played for the USSA Pride from 2018-20, and was a winner of the NPF Cowles Cup twice before joining the Pride, and again in 2019 with the Pride. Bennett was a 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove nominee and a two-time All-NPF selection (2017, '19). In her four years at UCLA, Bennett was a back-to-back Pac-12 batting champion (2015-16) and a two-time All-American, helping to lead her team to four NCAA College World Series appearances. She batted a career-best .492 in 2015, and batted .418 for her stellar career. Bennett earned first-team All-America in 2015 and third-team in 2016, as well as first-team All-Pac-12 in both seasons. She also earned All-Pac-12 Defensive Team twice (2015, 2016), was a top 10 finalist for Player of the Year (2015), an All-Pac-12 Freshman Team member (2013) and two-time honorable mention All-Pac-12 (2013-14). For her career, Bennett had 259 hits, including 25 doubles, six triples and one home run; drove in 70 runs, had 61 walks, stole 61 bases in 78 attempts and had a .473 on-base percentage. A 2016 graduate of UCLA, Bennett earned her bachelor's degree in political science. Her nickname is Chip.
How To Watch: 2021 Sunshine Slam
Aug 23, 2021Here's how to watch the 2021 Sunshine Slam on FloHoops.
Utah Adds Paige Parker to Coaching Staff
Aug 18, 2021SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Softball head coach Amy Hogue announced the hire of Paige Parker as an assistant coach Friday, to coach the team's pitchers. A two-time national champion pitcher at Oklahoma, Parker joins the Utes' coaching staff after spending the 2021 season on the coaching staff at Tulsa. "I'm extremely proud to announce that Paige Parker will be our new pitching coach," Hogue said. "What an exciting day this is! Paige brings all of the accolades one could receive as a player, and I have no doubt that she will continue to develop into an extremely successful college coach. She comes from a family of coaches, so I feel very honored to have her join our coaching staff. I look forward to seeing her work with our pitchers and help them develop their talent." Parker joined the Tulsa softball program in July 2020 to mentor the Golden Hurricane pitching staff, and guided her staff to a record of 25-16, as three Tulsa pitchers finished the season with winning records and sub-3.30 ERAs. Chenise Delce led the group with an 8-6 record, landing her on the all-conference first team and NFCA all-region second team. Kassidy Scott tied for second all-time in TU history for career saves with 9 after picking up 2 bigs saves during the 2021 season. "I would first like to thank Coach Hogue for giving me the opportunity to become a Ute," Parker said. "I am so thrilled to be joining the staff here at the University of Utah. I am looking forward to being a part of such a great program and University, and getting to work this fall! I also want to thank Coach Strimple and Coach Owens at the University of Tulsa for helping me to learn and become a better coach." Parker joined the Hurricane staff after spending one season at her alma mater, Oklahoma, as a volunteer assistant. During her season with the Sooners, Oklahoma was 20-4 before the season was cut short due to the pandemic, following one year serving as an assistant coach at William Jewel. Parker played four seasons at Oklahoma, becoming a two-time national champion. During her extraordinary career, she was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team four times, 2016 Female Athlete of the Year and 2015 Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Parker was vital in leading the Sooners to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Division I Women's College World Series. The pitcher earned All-Tournament team selections in each of the three appearances. The Sooner finished her career ranked second in Oklahoma history for career win percentage (.872), wins (123), appearances (174), strikeouts (968) and shutouts (37). She ranks fourth all-time in games started (134), innings pitched (867.1), saves (six) and strikeouts per seven innings (7.81). The Independence, Mo., native played one season with the USSSA Pride in the National Pro Fastpitch league. She helped lead the Pride to the 2018 Cowles Cup Championship, taking home the title. Parker graduated from Oklahoma with her undergraduate degree in Arts and Sciences with Distinction with an emphasis in Coach and Leadership in 2018.
6 Takeaways From Day 1 At U.S. Women's Gymnastics Trials
Jun 26, 2021There’s nothing like being in an arena when Simone Biles's name is announced. Saving her Double Pike Yurchenko for the Olympics, Biles pulled out her Cheng and Amanar for the night. The vault began with the Cheng with a ridiculously far landing and ended with a stratospheric Amanar, scoring 15.66. She finished with a 60.565, the highest score since World's qualification 2018!
The Best Moments From The 2021 NCAA Division I Gymnastics Championship
Apr 19, 2021The NCAA Championship was an exciting event this year, not the least because it was a comeback season after the 2020 season was canceled. This year’s competition field was incredibly tight, and to add on to the historic nature of this year’s competition, it aired on ESPN live for the first time. Additionally, the winner of this year capped off the historic year, with Michigan winning its first title in school history.
Kara Eaker And Grace McCallum Sign With Utah Gymnastics
Nov 11, 2020SALT LAKE CITY – Two-time World champions and two of the nation's top elite gymnasts - Kara Eaker and Grace McCallum - locked in their futures with Utah gymnastics on National Signing Day. As two of the most decorated signees in program history, the duo will vie for a 2021 Olympic Team berth prior to continuing their illustrious gymnastics careers in Salt Lake City.
Pac-12 Cancels All Sports For Remainder of Academic Year
Mar 14, 2020At a meeting of the Pac-12 CEO Group and Athletic Directors earlier today, the Pac-12 made the decision to cancel all Pac-12 conference and non-conference sport competitions and Pac-12 championships through the end of the academic year, including spring sports that compete beyond the academic year. This decision follows both the Pac-12’s earlier decision to suspend all sports until further notice, and the decision by the NCAA to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 NCAA basketball tournaments as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships.
Pac-12 Cancels All Pac-12 Sport Competitions Until Further Notice
Mar 12, 2020The Pac-12 Conference has made the decision to cancel the remainder of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament and all Pac-12 sport competitions and Pac-12 Championship events, effective immediately, until further notice. This decision has been made in consultation with our member universities in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, campus personnel, working and event personnel, and all those who attend Pac-12 events.
Why Mary Nutter Is A Critical Battleground For Tournament Seekers
Feb 27, 2020Mark Allister is the author of Women’s College Softball on the Rise: A Season Inside the Game. He will be writing on DIII softball this spring and would welcome story ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
College Baseball Weekend Watch Guide (Feb 21-23)
Feb 20, 2020The college baseball season keeps rolling this weekend, streaming live and on-demand, exclusively on FloBaseball and the FloSports apps.
Reloaded & Healthy, Utah Looks To Make Noise In 2020
Feb 18, 2020Utah was plagued with injury in 2019 — a run of bad luck that impacted the layout of the entire squad and pushed freshmen to the forefront.
How To Watch The Kleberg Bank College Classic Live
Feb 9, 2020The 2020 Kleberg Bank Classic will be streaming live and on demand exclusively on FloBaseball and the FloSports apps from Friday February 21st to Sunday February 23rd.
Newcomers To Watch At The 2020 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge
Feb 4, 2020During the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge will we gain a glimpse of some of the top freshmen classes.
What To Watch For At The 2020 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge Weekend 2
Jan 23, 2020We're kicking off the DI softball season at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge from February 6-9 and February 13-16. Once again, the field is ready and the stage has been set at Nancy Almaraz Stadium, which will serve as host for the first event of this year’s season, the 2020 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.