Kansas Jayhawks softball

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Kansas Jayhawks softball
Founded1969
UniversityUniversity of Kansas
Head coachJennifer McFalls (5th season)
ConferenceBig 12
LocationLawrence, KS
Home stadiumArrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park (Capacity: 1100)
NicknameJayhawks
ColorsCrimson and blue[1]
   
NCAA WCWS appearances
1992
AIAW WCWS appearances
1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
NCAA Tournament appearances
1983, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2014, 2015
Conference Tournament championships
2006
Regular Season Conference championships
Big Eight
1977, 1979
Big 12

The Kansas Jayhawks softball team represents the University of Kansas in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Big 12 Conference. The Jayhawks are currently led by head coach Jennifer McFalls. The team plays its home games at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park located on the university's campus.[2]

History[edit]

Kansas in action at UT Arlington in 2020

Coaching history[edit]

Years Coach Record %
1969–1970 Marlene Mawson
1971 Linda Dollar
1972–1976 Sharon Drysdale
1977–1987 Bob Stanclift 348–160 .685
1988–1995 Kalum Haack 283–158–2 .639
1996 Gayle Luedke 31–26 .544
1997–2009 Tracy Bunge 372–336–2 .525
2010–2018 Megan Smith 393–265 .597
2019–Present Jennifer McFalls 15–36 .294

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Championships[edit]

Conference Championships[edit]

Season Conference Record Head coach
1977 Big Eight Conference Bob Stanclift
1979 Big Eight Conference Bob Stanclift

Conference Tournament Championships[edit]

Year Conference Tournament Location Head coach
2006 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma City, OK Tracy Bunge

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Kansas in current position
Jennifer McFalls Head coach 1st
Rich Wieligman Associate head coach 2nd
Jeremy Manley Assistant coach 1st
Gina Fogue Volunteer assistant coach 1st
Cacy Williams Director of operations 1st
Reference:[4]

Notable players[edit]

Sources:[5]

Conference awards[edit]

Big 12 Player of the Year
  • Serena Settlemier, 2006
  • Kassie Humphries, 2003-2007
Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • Kara Pierce, 2001
  • Daniella Chavez, 2015
Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Maggie Hull, 2013
  • Alex Jones, 2014
  • Maddie Stein, 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Color | Brand Center". Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Facilities – Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park". KUAthletics.com. Kansas Athletics. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Kansas Softball Fact Book 2012" (PDF). CSTV.com. CSTV. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Kansas Softball Roster Coaches". KUAthletics.com. Kansas Athletics, Inc. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Big 12 Softball Record Book" (PDF). Big12Sports.com. Big 12 Conference. p. 7. Retrieved 15 May 2019.