2012-13 News

August 28, 2013
Bulldog Softball Tryouts Slated For Sept. 9 At FSU Softball Field
Big Rapids, Mich. - Think you possess the skills to play softball at the collegiate level? If so, opportunity awaits as the Ferris State University softball program will be conducting walk-on tryouts for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Sept. 9 at the FSU Softball Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

August 20, 2013
Foster To Leave Bulldog Softball Program; Thompson To Serve As Interim Head Coach
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics Department has announced the departure of head softball coach Marie Foster, who has resigned to pursue another collegiate coaching opportunity. Her last official day at FSU will be on Aug. 28. With her departure, Dawn Thompson, who has been a member of the Bulldog coaching staff for the last five years, will serve as the program's interim head coach starting on Aug. 29 until a permanent successor can be found.

July 22, 2013
Ferris State Softball Golf Outing Set For August 24 @ Katke Golf Course
The annual Ferris State University Softball Golf Outing will be held Saturday, August 24, at FSU's Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich. All Bulldog fans and friends are invited to take part in the four-person scramble, which serves as one of the program's fundraising events. The 18-hole outing will begin with registration at 9 a.m., and a 9:45 a.m. rules meeting followed by 18 holes of golf and dinner.

July 10, 2013
Bulldog Softball Golf Outing Set For August 24
The 2013 Ferris State University softball golf outing will take place on August 24 at Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids. Please visit this link for a registration form and more information.

June 28, 2013
Former Bulldog Dana Bowler To Serve As Celebrity Pitcher For 26th Annual Old Timers/Hall of Fame Contest
Big Rapids, Mich. - Former Ferris State University softball standout pitcher Dana Bowler (Lockport, Ill.), who wrapped up her collegiate career as an all-region honoree after leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division II Tournament this past spring, will serve as a celebrity picher for the 26th annual Old Timers/Mecosta County Area Sports Hall of Fame Game that will be played in Big Rapids on Wednesday, July 3.

June 12, 2013
FSU Athletics Summer Camp Information & Dates Available
Big Rapids, Mich. - - Ferris State University has announced the dates along with other pertinent information pertaining to its 2013 summer athletics camp program and registrations are currently being accepted.

May 24, 2013
FSU's Amy Dunleavy Tabbed As Second Team Academic All-American
Ferris State University softball junior standout Amy Dunleavy (Canton) has been named to the 2013 Capital One Division II Academic All-America Second Team. The 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Softball Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. The teams are nominated and chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

May 20, 2013
FSU Student-Athletes Part Of Spring Graduation Ceremonies
A total of 38 Ferris State University student-athletes officially received degrees as part of the 2013 spring commencement ceremonies held last weekend (May 10-11) at FSU's Jim Wink Arena.

May 20, 2013
Ferris State Softball To Hold Two Summer Camps
The Ferris State University softball program will hold a pair of summer camps in 2013. FSU will offer a Bulldog Skills Camp on June 26 for students in grades 6-12 along with a Bulldog Prospects Camp for those in grades 9-12 on June 27.

May 13, 2013
Bulldogs' Dana Bowler A Consensus All-Region Selection This Year
Ferris State University senior pitcher Dana Bowler (Lockport, Ill.) has been recognized for her accomplishments this season by being named to two different All-Midwest Region teams for the 2013 campaign.

May 11, 2013
FINAL SCORE: Southern Indiana 5, FSU 2 in NCAA Midwest Regional
Ferris State fell to Southern Indiana 5-2 in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional to close the year at 29-16 overall. Visit this link for twitter updates from the game. A complete recap is coming soon.

May 11, 2013
Bulldog Season Comes To A Close In Extra-Inning Contest At NCAA Midwest Regional
A memorable Ferris State University softball campaign came to a close on Saturday (May 11) in extra innings during an elimination game at the 2013 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale.

May 10, 2013
Bulldog Softball Falls In NCAA Opener To Rival Grand Valley State
Host Grand Valley State came up with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning after Ferris State University had tied the contest and held the Bulldogs to a single run in the seventh in handing FSU a 8-3 setback in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament on Friday (May 10) at the GVSU Softball Field in Allendale.

May 9, 2013
Ferris State Softball Opens NCAA National Tourney Play On Friday
Two of West Michigan's biggest rivals will collide in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Softball Tournament on Friday (May 10) as Ferris State visits nationally ninth-ranked Grand Valley State for the opening round of the national tournament in Allendale.

May 6, 2013
Ferris State To Face GVSU Friday Afternoon In NCAA Regional Tourney
Official game times have been set for the Ferris State University softball team's appearance in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale this weekend (May 10-12). The seventh-seeded Bulldogs and the number two-seeded Lakers will square off on Friday (May 10) at 2:30 p.m. (ET) in the second game of the four-team regional event.

May 6, 2013
Ferris State Softball Receives NCAA Tournament Bid & Will Face GVSU In Opening Round
The Ferris State University softball team will have an opportunity to compete in NCAA postseason action as the Bulldogs received their eighth all-time national tournament bid. Ferris State will be the number seven overall seed in the Midwest Region and compete in one of two sub-regional tournaments this weekend (May 10-12) in Allendale, Mich. FSU will face archrival and second-seeded host Grand Valley State in the opening round of the national tournament on Friday.

May 4, 2013
Bulldog Softball Awaits NCAA Selection Announcement After GLIAC Tourney Run Ends
The Ferris State University softball team saw its 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament run come to an end on Saturday (May 4) as the Bulldogs fell 3-2 to eighth-seeded Findlay in an action-packed contest at the Marathon Diamond Complex in Findlay, Ohio.

May 3, 2013
Five Bulldogs Claim All-GLIAC Kudos; Bowler Tabbed GLIAC Pitcher Of The Year
Five Ferris State University softball players have received All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) recognition for the 2013 campaign as the league's all-conference awards were announced on Friday (May 3) in conjunction with the GLIAC Tournament at Findlay, Ohio.

May 3, 2013
Ferris State Advances In GLIAC Tourney With First-Round Win
The Ferris State University softball team ran its winning streak to nine consecutive games by picking up a 2-0 win over Tiffin in the opening round of the 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament on Friday (May 3) afternoon at Findlay, Ohio.

May 3, 2013
Bulldog Softball Win Streak Snapped By Ashland In Second GLIAC Tourney Contest
The Ferris State University softball team had its nine-game winning streak halted in the second round of the 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament late Friday (May 3) afternoon as the Bulldogs suffered a 3-1 setback to third-seeded Ashland in Findlay, Ohio.

May 2, 2013
Ferris State Softball Climbs Into Seventh In NCAA Regional Rankings
After an impressive week of action to close out the regular-season, the Ferris State University softball team has climbed into the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Rankings announced late Wednesday afternoon.

May 2, 2013
Follow Bulldog Softball At GLIAC Tourney Via Official Website
The 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament will open on Friday (May 3) and fans can follow all the live action as the Ferris State Bulldogs continue their quest for a league championship online via the official tournament website.

May 2, 2013
FSU's Amy Dunleavy Chosen To Academic All-District First Team
Ferris State University softball junior standout Amy Dunleavy has been named to the 2013 Capital One Division II Academic All-District IV First Team.

May 1, 2013
Ferris Sports Update TV - Softball Head Coach Marie Foster
Bulldog Softball head coach Marie Foster is a guest on this season's final episode of Ferris Sports Update and talks with host Rob Bentley about the team's eight wins last week and what's coming up in the GLIAC Tournament.

May 1, 2013
Ferris State's Dana Bowler tabbed As D2 National Pitcher Of The Week
Ferris State University senior pitcher Dana Bowler (Lockport, Ill.) has received impressive distinction for her efforts in the circle last week as today she was chosen as the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II National Player of the Week.

April 29, 2013
Second-Seeded Bulldogs Open Quest For GLIAC Title Friday Against Tiffin
The "second" season for the Ferris State University softball team begins this weekend (May 3-5) as the Bulldogs seek to claim their third Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament title in the program's history.

April 28, 2013
Ferris State Softball Closes Regular-Season As GLIAC's Number Two Seed
The Ferris State University softball team closed out the regular season by clinching the number two overall seed for the upcoming Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament by sweeping Northwood in a key league series on Sunday (April 28) afternoon at the FSU Softball Field.

April 27, 2013
Ferris State Softball Moves Into Second-Place Tie In GLIAC By Winning Two Senior Day Games
The Ferris State University softball program honored its senior class in style as the Bulldogs ran their winning streak to six consecutive games with a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home sweep over visiting Hillsdale on Saturday (April 27) at the FSU Softball Field.

April 26, 2013
Bowler Pitches Two Shutouts As Bulldogs Register Home Sweep Over Findlay
The Ferris State University softball team received a pair of complete game shutouts from senior ace pitcher Dana Bowler and some timely hits to sweep Findlay by identical 2-0 scores in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader on Friday (April 25) at the FSU Softball Field.

April 25, 2013
Bulldog Softball Records Road Sweep At Saginaw Valley State
The Ferris State University softball team opened a busy four-day stretch with a sweep on the road over Saginaw Valley State in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Thursday (April 25) afternoon in University Center, Mich.

April 24, 2013
Ferris State University Softball To Host Little League Day
Little League Baseball and Softball, along with the Ferris State University softball program, will team up on Saturday, April 27, to welcome Little League Softball players to “Little League Softball Day.”

April 24, 2013
Ferris State's Dana Bowler Tabbed As GLIAC Pitcher Of The Week
Senior pitcher Dana Bowler of the Ferris State University softball team has claimed this week's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Pitcher of the Week honor after an impressive weekend for the Bulldogs.

April 24, 2013
Softball Doubleheader At SVSU Postponed; To Be Played Thursday
For a second-straight day, weather has impacted the Ferris State University softball schedule. The Bulldogs' slated Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road doubleheader at Saginaw Valley State set for Wednesday (April 24) afternoon has been called off due to wet fields from overnight rain and snow in University Center, Mich.

April 23, 2013
Ferris State Softball Home Doubleheader Against Northwood Moved To Sunday
Weather has impacted the 2013 Ferris State University softball schedule once again as Tuesday's (April 23) scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader versus Northwood has been cancelled.

April 21, 2013
Ferris State Softball Wins Extended Game One Before Falling In Nightcap At Tiffin
The Ferris State softball team wrapped up its weekend trip to Ohio with a split against the Tiffin Dragons in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Sunday (April 20) afternoon at Paradiso Fields in Tiffin, Ohio.

April 20, 2013
Home Runs Power Ferris State Softball Past Ohio Dominican In Sweep
The Ferris State University softball team picked up a key Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road sweep over Ohio Dominican on Saturday (April 20) as the Bulldogs beat the Panthers by scores of 4-3 and 5-2 in Columbus, Ohio.

April 19, 2013
Bulldog Softball Earns Split In Pair Of 5-0 Games At Wayne State
The Ferris State University softball team opened up a weekend road swing by splitting a pair of 5-0 games on Friday (April 18) afternoon against Wayne State in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play at Detroit.

April 16, 2013
Bulldog Softball Splits Non-League Twinbill At Lewis
The Ferris State University softball team hit the field again on Tuesday (April 16) and split a non-conference doubleheader against the Lewis Flyers in Romeoville, Ill.

April 15, 2013
Ferris State Athletics To Hold Special "Title IX Celebration"
Ferris State University Athletics, in cooperation with the university's sports communication class, has announced plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The event will be held in conjunction with the Bulldogs' scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home doubleheader versus Findlay on Friday, April 26. First pitch for game one of the twinbill is set for 3:30 p.m. (ET) with the nightcap to follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. (ET).

April 15, 2013
Rescheduled Dates Announced For Bulldog Softball Road Doubleheaders
Rescheduled dates have been announced for two Ferris State University softball road doubleheaders that were called off this past weekend.

April 14, 2013
Bulldog Softball Doubleheader At WSU Halted Due To Medical Issue
The Ferris State University softball team's scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road doubleheader at Wayne State on Sunday (April 14) was suspended with no score in the bottom of the second inning of game one due to a medical illness involving the home plate umpire.

April 13, 2013
Saturday Softball At Saginaw Valley State Called Off Due To Weather
Ferris State University's scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) softball doubleheader on Saturday (April 13) at Saginaw Valley State has been cancelled due to the weather.

April 10, 2013
Ferris Sports Update TV - Softball Head Coach Marie Foster
Bulldog Softball head coach Marie Foster and host Rob Bentley recap last week's action and preview the week ahead on this episode of Ferris Sports Update TV.

April 9, 2013
Wednesday Softball Doubleheader Postponed Due To Weather
Ferris State University has announced that Wednesday's (April 10) scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home softball doubleheader against Northwood has been postponed.

April 8, 2013
FSU's Amy Dunleavy Tabbed As GLIAC Player Of The Week
Ferris State University junior designated player Amy Dunleavy (Canton) has been tabbed as this week's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Softball Player of the Week.

April 7, 2013
Bulldog Softball Comes Up Short In Two Close Games At GVSU
The Ferris State University softball team had its eight-game winning streak snapped on Sunday (April 7) as the Bulldogs dropped a pair of close road contests to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) rival Grand Valley State in Allendale.

April 5, 2013
FSU Softball Doubleheader At Grand Valley State Moved To Sunday
Due to expected weather conditions, Ferris State University's scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown versus rival Grand Valley State has been pushed back one day. The Bulldogs and Lakers will meet now on Sunday (April 7) rather than Saturday at the GVSU Softball Field in Allendale. Game one is still scheduled for a 1 p.m. (ET) pitch with game two to follow at approximately 3 p.m. (ET).

April 4, 2013
Ferris Sports Update TV - Softball Head Coach Marie Foster
Ferris State Softball head coach Marie Foster chats with host Rob Bentley on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show about last weekend's four wins along with this week's slate.

April 3, 2013
Bulldogs Sweep Lake Superior State In First Home Games In Big Rapids
The Ferris State University softball team finally had an opportunity to play on its home field Wednesday (April 3) and the Bulldogs increased their winning streak to eight consecutive games by sweeping Lake Superior State at the FSU Softball Field in Big Rapids.

April 1, 2013
Bulldog Softball vs. Lake Superior State Pushed Back To Wednesday @ 1 p.m.
The Ferris State University softball team's scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader against Lake Superior State has been pushed back a day with a slight adjustment in game times.

March 30, 2013
Ferris State Softball Runs Winning Streak To Six-Straight With Sweep
Big Rapids, Mich. - Senior pitcher Dana Bowler hurled two complete games as the Ferris State University softball team ran its winning streak to six consecutive games by sweeping Walsh University in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Saturday (March 30).

March 29, 2013
Bowler Tosses First Perfect Game At Davenport's Field As FSU Dominates Lake Erie In Sweep
The Ferris State University softball team had to hit the road for its first home contests of the 2013 campaign, but the change in venue made little difference for the Bulldogs as they dominated the Lake Erie Storm in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Friday (March 29).

March 28, 2013
Bulldog Softball Home Games Moved To Davenport University; Adjustment Made To Friday Start Time
Ferris State University's scheduled Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home doubleheaders versus Lake Erie and Walsh slated for this weekend have been officially moved to the home field of Davenport University in Caledonia, Mich.

March 27, 2013
Ferris Sports Update TV - Softball Head Coach Marie Foster
Ferris State University softball head coach Marie Foster talks with host Rob Bentley on this week's Ferris Sports Update TV show about the 2013 campaign. They review the start of GLIAC play last weekend and this week's home-opening action.

March 27, 2013
Bulldog Softball Set To Open Home Action This Weekend
The 2013 Ferris State University softball team is slated to play its home opener on Friday (March 29) as the Bulldogs host the Lake Erie Storm in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader at the FSU Varsity Softball Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

March 24, 2013
Ferris State Softball Registers Road Sweep Over Malone In Ohio
The Ferris State University softball team got back on track by sweeping Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) newcomer Malone on Sunday (March 24) to wrap up a four-game road swing in Ohio.

March 23, 2013
Bowler Becomes School's All-Time Strikeout Leader In Ashland Setback
The Ferris State University softball team officially opened Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Saturday (March 23), but came out on the short end in a doubleheader versus Ashland at Brookside Park in Ashland, Ohio.

March 23, 2013
Sunday Softball Doubleheader Moved Back To Malone's Field
Another change has been made to the Ferris State University softball schedule involving the Bulldogs' Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) series on Sunday (March 24).

March 22, 2013
Changes Made To Weekend Softball Schedule For FSU
Inclement weather has forced the Ferris State University softball schedule to be revised for this weekend's upcoming Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road games. Instead of playing a pair of road doubleheaders at GLIAC opponents Malone and Ashland, all four FSU contests will now be played at Brookside Park in Ashland, Ohio.

March 15, 2013
Bulldog Softball Drops Final Two Games In Florida Tourney
The Ferris State University softball team dropped its final two games in the Sunshine State on Friday (March 15) as the Bulldogs suffered a pair of defeats at the Florida Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.

March 14, 2013
Ferris State Wins One Of Two In Thursday Action In Florida
The Ferris State University softball team split two more games on Thursday (March 14) at the Florida Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee as the Bulldogs improved to 7-3 overall this campaign.

March 13, 2013
Ferris State Softball Splits Two Games In Wednesday Action
The Ferris State University softball team returned to action on Wednesday (March 13) with a pair of contests at the Florida Rebel Spring Games following a day off in Kissimmee, Fla.

March 11, 2013
Softball Off To Second-Best Start In Last 15 Years After Two More Wins
The Ferris State University softball team kept its impressive play going on Monday (March 11) as the Bulldogs ran their winning streak to five consecutive games with back-to-back triumphs at the Florida Rebel Spring Games in Kissimee, Fla.

March 10, 2013
Bulldogs Win Two Games Sunday In Florida To Push Win Streak To Three-Straight
The Ferris State University women's softball team ran its winning streak to three-straight by winning a pair of games on Sunday (March 10) at the Florida Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. The Bulldogs improved to 3-1 overall this season by beating Minnesota State-Moorhead 5-1 in the opening game of the day on Sunday afternoon before coming back to register a 2-1 triumph over Caldwell (N.J.) in the nightcap at Oren Brown Park.

March 9, 2013
Bulldog Softball Splits Two Games To Open Rebel Spring Games
The Ferris State University softball team officially opened the 2013 campaign by splitting two games on Saturday (March 9) during first day competition at the Florida Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.

March 8, 2013
Bulldog Softball Opens 2013 Campaign At Florida Rebel Spring Games
The 2013 Ferris State University softball team will open its 41st season of intercollegiate competition in the Sunshine State as the Bulldogs participate in the annual Florida Rebel Spring Games Tournament from March 9-15 at Kissimmee, Fla.

February 20, 2013
Ferris State Softball Chosen To Finish Fourth Overall In GLIAC
The Ferris State University softball team has been chosen to finish fourth overall in the 2013 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Preseason Coaches Poll, which was announced on Wednesday by the league office.

January 3, 2013
Bulldog Softball Announces Recruiting Class
First-year Ferris State University softball coach Marie Foster has announced her first incoming group of recruits as the Bulldogs recently inked five prep student-athletes during the fall signing period. All five will join the program next fall and be freshmen in eligibility during the spring 2014 season.

November 29, 2012
Burnes Endowment to Benefit Ferris State University Women’s Athletics
A supporter of Ferris women’s basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball for many years, Linda Burnes, of Big Rapids, has attended almost all of the teams’ games – at home and away. Now, through an estate gift, Burnes has championed Ferris’ female student-athletes in an even more remarkable way, creating an endowment that will provide important funding to their athletics programs for years to come.

October 15, 2012
2013 Softball Individual Camp & Game Clinics
Ferris State Softball will hold its 2013 individual skills and team clinics in February. Please visit this link for additional info and registration information.

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