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KU softball hopes to build on 2015 success

The 15 returning letter winners on the Kansas University softball team do not have to strain too hard to recall the wonderful memories of a 2015 season that resulted in a No. 23 ranking in the RPI poll, a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and the first 40-win season in 23 years. By Matt Tait

Kansas softball signs five players

Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith and her staff signed five incoming freshmen on Thursday afternoon. The 2016 class includes a pitcher, a catcher and three infielders.

Big 12 to reinstate softball championship

The Big 12 Conference has announced it will reinstate its softball championship beginning with the 2017 season.

Jayhawks earn academic honors

Kansas University softball’s Maddie Stein, Sophia Templin and Erin McGinley were named 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday.

Two ex-Jayhawks join Kansas Hall

Former Kansas University football player Terry Beeson and softball player and coach Tracy Bunge were inducted into the state of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday in Wichita.

KU's Stigler, Albers earn top awards

NCAA 400 hurdles track champion Michael Stigler and three-time NCAA volleyball tournament participant Chelsea Albers were selected as Kansas University’s male and female athletes of the year at Sunday’s Rock Chalk Choice Awards at the Lied Center.

KU's Maddie Stein nominated for NCAA honor

Former Kansas University softball player Maddie Stein has been nominated for the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year honor.

KU softball lands pair of transfers

Two transfers signed grant-in-aid agreements to join Kansas University softball in 2016, KU coach Megan Smith announced Tuesday.

Kansas softball adds assistant

T.J. Hubbard, who spent the past two seasons as associate head softball coach for Louisiana, has joined Kansas University’s softball staff as KU’s hitting coach, Kansas head coach Megan Smith announced Wednesday.

KU’s Stein takes softball honor

Kansas University softball senior first baseman Maddie Stein was named winner of the Big Jay Award, KU announced Thursday. Stein completed her KU career with a school-record 150 RBIs.

KU’s Stein takes Big 12 honor

Kansas University first baseman Maddie Stein was named Tuesday the Big 12 softball scholar-athlete of the year.

Big 12 honors 50 KU freshmen

Fifty Kansas University freshmen were named to the All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the league announced Thursday.

Kansas athletes compile 3.0 GPA

More than half of Kansas University’s student-athletes on active rosters recorded a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, and 31 had a perfect 4.0 as the department recorded a combined GPA of 3.0 for the spring semester.

Two Jayhawks in ’15 KSHOF class

Two Kansas University athletes have been named to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

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A step forward: KU softball strands 15 in season-ending loss

Kansas University’s softball team continually applied pressure on Missouri in Sunday’s NCAA regional championship, but the Jayhawks never delivered the big hit.

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