Lady Tigers enter 2012 with new coach, lofty goals


Scott Branson/ The Daily Reveille Torina takes over motivated team After 11 years under the tenure of Hall of Fame softball coach Yvette Girouard, the Lady Tigers enter spring under the tutelage of first-year head coach Beth Torina. Torina, twice named the Sun Belt Coach of the Year in her four years at the helm of Florida International in Miami, said she inherited a team with lofty goals for itself. "We have 22 girls that will tell you they want to be in the College World Series, and they're working every single day to be there," Torina said. "People that haven't necessarily made … [Read more...]

Former Gator Softball Player Kelsey Bruder Honored as a NCAA Todays Top VIII Award Winner


Indianapolis, Ind. - Former Florida two-time All-American softball player, Kelsey Bruder (Corona, Calif.), will join the ranks of five Gator All-Americans as a NCAA Top VIII Award winner in January at the 2012 Honors Celebration during the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The award is given annually to eight NCAA student-athletes and Bruder, the 2011 SEC Player of the Year and 2011 softball Honda Award winner, becomes UF’s sixth overall recipient of the award, the first honoree since Tim Tebow in 2009. “Being chosen as a NCAA Top VIII Award winner is almost unbelievable. My time at UF … [Read more...]