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June 7, 2017 Spring Academic All-Iowa Conference Team Announced The 2017 Spring Academic All-Iowa Conference Team has been announced with Buena Vista landing 16 student-athletes on this year's list.
June 5, 2017 2017 BVU Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees Announced Four new members, as well as one team, will be enshrined into the Buena Vista University Athletic Hall of Fame this fall during halftime ceremonies of the BVU and Central College football game on Saturday, September 16, 2017 inside of J. Leslie Rollins Stadium.
May 18, 2017 Beaver Athletic Award Winners Announced during BVU All-Sports Banquet The annual BVU All-Sports Banquet was held on May 15, 2017, inside of the Dows Ballroom on the Buena Vista campus, with several major awards presented to student-athletes, teams and athletic staff members, for their efforts and achievements throughout the 2016-17 academic year.
May 17, 2017 Schmidt Named First Team All-Region by NFCA Buena Vista senior designated player Marissa Schmidt has been named a First Team All-Region Performer as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
May 9, 2017 Bycroft and Schmidt Earn First Team All-IIAC ACcolades The Buena Vista softball team has a pair of First Team All-Iowa Conference players this season as the teams were announced by the league office on Tuesday.
May 5, 2017 Late Rally Falls Short as BVU Eliminated from IIAC Tournament Wartburg scored three runs in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead, and the Knights would hold off a late comeback by the Beaver softball team on Friday afternoon, defeating BVU 4-3 to begin the IIAC Tournament.
April 29, 2017 Beavers Notch Back-to-Back 20-Win Seasons with Split against Wartburg For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Buena Vista softball team has posted back-to-back 20-win seasons after rallying late in game two of Saturday's doubleheader against visiting Wartburg College for a wild 14-10 victory. The Knights won the opener, 7-3.
April 25, 2017 Beavers Split at Dubuque in Final Road DH The Buena Vista softball team traveled to the University of Dubuque on Tuesday afternoon for its final regular season road doubleheader of the year. The Beavers took the opener, 5-2, before the Spartans scored four runs in the fourth inning of game two en route to a 6-2 victory.
April 22, 2017 Fourth-Ranked Luther Sweeps BVU Softball on Saturday The Buena Vista softball team put its four-game overall win streak on the line Saturday afternoon when it traveled to fourth-ranked Luther College for an Iowa Conference doubleheader. The Norse, however, would come away with a pair of wins, taking the opener in five innings, 8-0, before a walk-off hit in game two gave them a 6-5 win.
April 18, 2017 Softball Sweeps Neb. Wesleyan to Push Win Streak to Four The Buena Vista softball team put up a handful of crooked numbers on Tuesday night, and that resulted in a pair of lopsided victories over Nebraska Wesleyan in Storm Lake. BVU took the opener 8-2 before completing the sweep with a 12-5 triumph.
April 17, 2017 Schmidt's Walk-Off Grand Slam Completes DH Sweep of Storm Trailing 5-3 with two outs in the seventh inning, senior Marissa Schmidt came through in a huge way on Monday afternoon with a game-winning, walk-off grand slam to dead center field to help cap off a doubleheader sweep of Simpson College. BVU took the opener over the Storm, 9-3.
April 13, 2017 BREAKING: Baseball & Softball Schedule Changes for Weekend Games Due to a strong chance of inclement weather on both Friday and Saturday, changes have been made to the Buena Vista baseball and softball games scheduled to be played in Storm Lake over the weekend.
April 12, 2017 #14 Dutch Sweep Beaver Softball on Wednesday Afternoon The Buena Vista softball team was back in Iowa Conference play Wednesday afternoon down in Pella, Iowa, as the Beavers played a doubleheader at 14th-ranked Central College. The Dutch, who are currently atop the IIAC standings, swept BVU by scores of 2-0 and 10-5.
April 10, 2017 Softball Splits on Final Day of Illinois Wesleyan Tournament It was a rough start for the Buena Vista softball team after an 11-3 loss to Illinois Wesleyan to begin the final day of the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament, but the Beavers capped the day and the tournament with a narrow 3-1 win over Anderson (Ind.) to avenge a loss to them on Saturday.
April 8, 2017 Softball Drops Games to Anderson and DePauw at Ill. Wesleyan Tourney The Buena Vista softball team is taking part in the Illinois Wesleyan Tournament over the weekend, and the Beavers got things started on Saturday morning with losses to Anderson (Ind.) and DePauw by 63 and 7-2 scores, respectively.
April 4, 2017 Softball Rallies Late in Game Two to Salvage DH Split at #12 Coe After being roughed up in a 14-2 (5 inning) loss in the opener of Tuesday's Iowa Conference doubleheader at 12th-ranked Coe College, the Buena Vista softball team put together a late rally in the nightcap with five runs over the final two innings to win 6-3 (8 innings) and earn a split.
April 2, 2017 Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Minnesota-Morris The Buena Vista softball team stepped out of conference play on Sunday afternoon to play a non-conference road doubleheader at Minnesota-Morris, and the Beavers had the bats going all day en route to a sweep of the Cougars by scores of 12-6 and 8-1.
April 1, 2017 Beavers Walk-off in Home Opener to Earn DH Split with Loras The Buena Vista softball team played its home opener on Saturday afternoon against Loras College, and the Beavers came back with two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to win the opener, 3-2. The Duhawks then salvaged the split with an 8-3 win in the nightcap.
March 23, 2017 Beavers Drop Heartbreaker before Ending Spring Trip with Win over Wooster The Buena Vista softball team saw its late 8-3 lead evaporate over the final few innings on Thursday morning before eventually falling, 11-10, in eight innings against Hendrix. The Beavers, however, bounced back and ended its spring trip in convincing fashion with a 7-0 victory over Wooster.
March 22, 2017 Softball Edges St. Olaf 1-0 to Earn Split of Games on Wednesday St. Catherine pulled away late in the first game of the day on Wednesday, scoring four runs in the final two innings to defeat BVU, 5-0. The Beavers, however, came back in their final game of the day by taking a 1-0 thriller against St. Olaf.
March 19, 2017 Softball Edged in Extra's before Cruising Past MCLA The Buena Vista softball team split a pair of games for the second straight day, and after losing a tough eight-inning defeat in the opener the team responded with a big 13-1 rout of MCLA to end the day.
March 18, 2017 Softball Moves Record to 5-1 with Split of Games on Day Two in Florida Keely Bycroft did it with her arm and her bat on Saturday as the Buena Vista softball team began the day with a 10-0 victory over Elmhurst before suffering its first loss of the season, a 6-0 setback against Hope in the nightcap.
March 17, 2017 Softball Starts Spring Trip with a Pair of Victories The offense was in full swing down in the warm Florida weather on Friday as the Buena Vista softball team began its 2017 spring break trip with victories over Carthage and Benedictine by 5-2 and 11-2 (5inn.) scores, respectively.
March 10, 2017 Softball with DH Sweep at Westminster to Open 2017 Campaign Some timely hitting and dominant pitching helped the Buena Vista softball team begin its 2017 season on Friday afternoon with a doubleheader road sweep at Westminster College (Mo.). The Beavers picked up 3-2 and 4-1 victories, respectively.
February 16, 2017 Softball Tabbed Third in Preseason Coaches Poll The Buena Vista softball team continues to gain the respect of their foes throughout the Iowa Conference, as the Beavers were picked to finish third according to the IIAC Preseason Softball Coaches Poll which was released to the public on Thursday.
June 27, 2016 Yoder Joins Softball Coaching Staff in 2016-17 Buena Vista University head softball coach Mandie Berneking has named Katie Yoder as her top assistant coach beginning with the 2017 season.
June 1, 2016 Members of BVU Softball to Travel to Italy this Summer Three players and one coach from the Buena Vista University softball team will be traveling to Italy as a part of a select traveling team by the American International Sports Team (AIST). The team will represent USA in Italy against club teams from different regions of the country.
May 17, 2016 Cheyanne Boland Named Third Team All-Region by NFCA The National Faspitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2016 All-Region Teams on Monday, and Buena Vista University catcher Cheyanne Boland was voted to the Third Team. A total of 364 players from across DIII earned recognition among the eight regions.
May 9, 2016 Beaver Softball Lands Four All-IIAC Players; One Honorable Mention The Buena Vista softball team was recognized for one of its best seasons in the last 15 years by landing four All-Iowa Conference selections along with one additional Honorable Mention honoree as announced by the league office on Monday.
May 7, 2016 Softball Eliminated from IIAC Tournament with 7-2 Loss to Wartburg Wartburg College used a four-run sixth inning to break open a 2-2 tie, and the sixth-seeded Knights outlasted the third-seeded Buena Vista softball team, 7-2, on Friday afternoon on day one of the Iowa Conference Tournament in Decorah.
May 2, 2016 Beaver Softball is Third Seed in IIAC Tournament The 2016 Iowa Conference Softball Tournament gets underway this Friday, May 6, at Decorah, Iowa with top-seed Luther College serving as the the host. Buena Vista, which finished 7-5 during IIAC play, will be the third seed and open play on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm against sixth-seed Wartburg (6-6 IIAC).
May 1, 2016 Rain Washes out DH with Dubuque Due to the amount of rainfall that has fallen, and the unfavorable playing conditions, today’s rescheduled Iowa Conference doubleheader between Buena Vista and Dubuque that was to be played in Storm Lake has been cancelled and will not be made up.
April 28, 2016 Softball vs. Dubuque Postponed to Sunday Due to the high threat of significant rainfall on Saturday, April 30, the Buena Vista softball doubleheader scheduled for that day has been postponed to Sunday, May 1. Start time has also been adjusted to 3:00pm.
April 26, 2016 Softball on Wednesday at Bethel Cancelled The Buena Vista non-conference doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at Bethel University has been cancelled due to the strong threat of rain. The games will not be made up.
April 23, 2016 Softball Wins 20th Game during Split with Duhawks For the first time since 2001, the Buena Vista softball team has reached 20 wins in a season, and the Beavers did it in dramatic fashion by scoring five times in the seventh inning of game one en route to an 8-5 victory. The Duhawks salvaged the split by taking game two, 6-3.
April 19, 2016 Bycroft Powers her Way to IIAC Weekly Honors Buena Vista sophomore Keely Bycroft turned in a stellar week at the plate for the Beavers, and has been awarded for those efforts by being the IIAC Softball Position Player of the Week.
April 19, 2016 Beavers Rally Late past Storm in Opener; Suffer Hearbtreaking Loss in Nightcap Buena Vista scored six times in the seventh inning of game one to overcome a 2-1 deficit to win 7-2, but after rallying back from a 3-0 deficit in game two, the Beavers saw Simpson score three times in the ninth inning to stun them, 6-5.
April 16, 2016 Softball Edged Twice by #2 Luther In a match-up of the top-two teams in the Iowa Conference standings, the Buena Vista softball hang tough all day against second-ranked Luther College, but in the end it was the Norse escaping with the sweep by scores of 2-1 and 5-1.
April 13, 2016 Beavers Sweep Dutch for First Time since 1996 The Buena Vista softball team matched its highest win total since 2001 on Wednesday afternoon, and in the process completed its first doubleheader sweep of Central College since 1996, as it won by scores of 9-0 (5) and 5-4 (10).
April 12, 2016 Gibbs' Big Game Lifts BVU to DH Split with Kohawks Ashley Gibbs doubled and drilled a three-run home run over the left center field scoreboard to help the Buena Vista softball team knock-off visiting Coe College, 7-2, and in game two and earn a doubleheader split with the Kohawks.
April 10, 2016 Softball Sweeps Wartburg to Kick-off IIAC Schedule The Buena Vista softball team ran its overall win streak to four games on Saturday after completing a doubleheader sweep at Wartburg College to begin the Iowa Conference schedule. The Beavers scored a pair of late runs in the opener to win 4-2 before cruising to a lopsided 14-1 (5 inning) triumph in game two.
April 7, 2016 Softball Sweeps Non-Conference DH with Minnesota-Morris Both teams fought through the cool temperatures and the strong winds on Thursday afternoon, but in the end it was the Buena Vista softball team picking up the doubleheader sweep of visiting Minnesota-Morris by scores of 6-5 (8) and 9-0 (5).
April 4, 2016 Weather Forces Postponement of Tuesday's Baseball & Softball DH Due to a strong chance of rain and thunderstorms in the forecast for Storm Lake on Tuesday, the Buena Vista vs. Coe College baseball and softball doubleheaders that were scheduled have been postponed.
April 3, 2016 Softball Drops a Pair of Hard Fought Games on Sunday The Buena Vista softball team wrapped up the two-day Central College Tournament with a pair of games on Sunday, but the Beavers came up just short in both contests, losing 4-1 to William Penn before suffering a heartbreaking 2-1 setback to sixth-ranked Wash U (Mo.).
April 2, 2016 Softball Splits DH on Opening Day of Central College Tournament The Buena Vista softball team used a big six-run sixth inning in its opener against UW-LaCrosse en route to a 12-8 win before suffering a tough 7-3 setback in game two against Gustavus Adolphus.
March 23, 2016 Tommies Rally to Hand BVU Hertbreaking 4-3 Loss on Wednesday Buena Vista led 3-0 and was just three outs away from a victory to end its spring break trip, but St. Thomas rallied with four seventh-inning runs to stun the Beavers on Wednesday, 4-3.
March 22, 2016 Softball Earns 10th Win of Year with DH Split on Tuesday A comeback bid fell short in the opener against Carthage College (Wis.) as BVU had its four-game win streak halted with a 6-4 loss, but the Beavers responded nicely in the finale by scoring a late run and edging the University of Chicago, 2-1.
March 21, 2016 Beavers Roll to a Pair of Wins on Sunday The Buena Vista softball team surrendered just one run while picking up two wins on Sunday as the team continued its Spring Break trip down south in Clermont, Fla.
March 21, 2016 Softball Pushes Win Streak to Four with Two Victories on Monday Buena Vista plated 15 more runs on Monday morning and ran its overall win streak to four games with victories against Elmhurst and Fontbonne, respectively.
March 16, 2016 Beavers and Red Raiders Split DH on Wednesday Cheyanne Boland drilled a three-run, walk-off home run to dead center in the fifth inning of the opener against Northwestern College (IA) to send the Beavers to a 12-3 victory before the bats went more silent in the nightcap as the Red Raiders scored a pair of late runs for a 3-1 win.
March 12, 2016 Softball Splits DH with Pointers to begin Home Schedule UW-Stevens Point scored twice in the top of the seventh in the opener to trip up the Beavers, 3-2, in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday, before BVU stormed back in the finale to pick up a 9-1 (5 inning) victory. The games were the home opener for the Beavers.
March 11, 2016 Saturday's Doubleheader to be Played at Softball Complex The Buena Vista softball team will play host to UW-Stevens Point on Saturday in games that have been moved to Storm Lake from the Rochester Dome, and those games will be played out at the softball complex.
March 8, 2016 Beaver Softball Picked Fifth in IIAC Preseason Coaches Poll The Buena Vista softball team totaled 24 points and finished fifth in the Iowa Conference Preseason Coaches Poll announced on Monday.
March 5, 2016 Softball Edged in Extra's by Gusties; Rolls Past UW-River Falls The Buena Vista softball team looked to hand Gustavus Adolphus its first loss of the year during its opener on Saturday evening inside of the Rochester Dome, but the Beavers came up short in eight innings, falling 6-4. The team did, however, come right back to roll past UW-River Falls, 9-0 (5 inn.).
February 29, 2016 Softball Opens 2016 Season with a Split inside Rochester Dome The 2016 season got underway for Buena Vista with a thrilling 1-0 victory over St. Scholastica on Sunday afternoon inside of the Rochester Dome before the Beavers fell in its second contest, 11-3 (6 inn.) to unbeaten St. Catherine.
February 27, 2016 Softball Poised to Make Noise in IIAC Standings in 2016 Buena Vista head softball coach Mandie Berneking only has one season at BVU under her belt, but she has quickly put together a young squad that could be poised to make a high finish in the 2016 Iowa Conference standings.
January 26, 2016 Weischedel Hired as Strength & Conditioning Coach Buena Vista Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray has announced that Ryder Weischedel has been hired as the university’s new Strength and Conditioning coach. He officially began his duties on Monday, January 25.
November 23, 2015 SAVE THE DATE: Rusty Mohler Pitching Clinic Scheduled The second annual Rusty Mohler Pitching Clinic has been scheduled for January 9 and 10, 2016, inside of the Lamberti Recreation Center on the Buena Vista campus. Guest instructor, Katie Brown, will make a return appearance and help guide the campers throughout the duration.
September 21, 2015 Softball Pitching Clinic Scheduled for October 11 The Buena Vista softball coaching staff will be conducting a pitching clinic on Sunday, October 11, to those interested individuals currently in grades 3-8. The primary conductor of the camp will be BVU pitching coach Pat McCormick.
August 17, 2015 Beaver Softball to Hold Alumni Slow Pitch Game The Buena Vista softball coaching staff has announced its plans to hold an alumni slow pitch softball game on Saturday, September 26 beginning at 12:00pm at the Storm Lake/BVU Softball Field.
August 17, 2015 Youth Camp to be Conducted by Beaver Softball Team The Buena Vista softball program will be hosting a youth camp on Saturday, September 12 for those individuals that will be in grades 3-8 this school year. The camp will take place from 2:00pm until 6:00pm out on the BVU/Storm Lake Softball Field.
June 23, 2015 2015 Beaver Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced The annual Buena Vista University Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 24 during halftime of the Beavers’ football game versus the University of Dubuque. At that time, four new members will join the illustrious group of BVU Athletic Hall of Famers.
May 8, 2015 Hayden Named First Team Capital One All-District for Second Straight Year Buena Vista senior shortstop Stephanie Hayden was among those listed as a First Team Capital One Academic All-District selection when the teams were announced on Thursday. It's the second straight season she has earned that honor.
May 6, 2015 Softball Lands a Pair of All-IIAC Players; One Honorable Mention For the second straight season, the Buena Vista softball team landed a pair of All-Iowa Conference softball players, as well as one Honorable Mention selection. It's the first time the team has had consecutive years with multiple honorees since 2004 & 2005.
May 1, 2015 Softball has Season End with 6-2 Loss by Kohawks in IIAC Tournament The Buena Vista softball team rallied late, but the deficit was too much to overcome, and the Beavers saw their first season under new head coach Mandie Berneking come to an end with a 6-2 loss to Coe College to open the Iowa Conference Tournament.
April 28, 2015 Beaver Softball Sweeps Grinnell on Senior Day The Buena Vista softball team put a solid ending to its regular season on Tuesday afternoon by sweeping a doubleheader from Grinnell College on Senior Day, winning both games in five innings.
April 26, 2015 #17 Central Sweeps BVU to Conclude IIAC Schedule The Buena Vista softball team rallied back to force extra innings in game two on Sunday, but Central College scored a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to take the game and complete the sweep with a 7-6 victory. The Dutch won the opener, 8-2.
April 25, 2015 Softball DH Postponed until Sunday Due to inclement weather taking place on Saturday, the Buena Vista Iowa Conference softball doubleheader at Central College has been postponed until Sunday, April 26 at 2:00pm.
April 24, 2015 Softball Steps out of League Play to Split DH at Northwestern (IA) In advance of its final Iowa Conference doubleheader of the season scheduled for Saturday in Pella, the Buena Vista softball team stepped out of league play on Friday evening for a non-conference twinbill at Northwestern College (IA). The Red Raiders edged BVU, 1-0, in the opener before the Beavers bounced back to edge NWC, 4-3, in game two.
April 21, 2015 Softball Handed Two Losses by Fourth-Ranked Norse The Buena Vista softball team ran into a very tough Luther College softball team on the road Tuesday afternoon, and the Beavers came up short in its bid to keep its win streak alive by falling 5-3 and 11-2 (6) to the Norse.
April 20, 2015 Timely Hitting Lifts Beavers to Sweep of Wartburg The Buena Vista softball team had to wait a couple extra days for its Iowa Conference doubleheader with Wartburg College, but it proved to be worth the wait as the Beavers rolled to a pair of wins over the Knights by scores of 14-6 (6 inn.) and 9-3, respectively.
April 19, 2015 Softball DH with Wartburg Postponed until Monday Due to the unfavorable playing conditions as a result from the recent rainfall, the Buena Vista softball doubleheader with Wartburg College which had been rescheduled to Sunday, April 19, has now been pushed back yet again until Monday, April 20, starting at 3:00pm.
April 12, 2015 Beaver Softball Earns another IIAC Split on Saturday The Buena Vista softball team was back in action for its second Iowa Conference doubleheader in as many days on Saturday when it traveled to take on the University of Dubuque. BVU came out and took the opener, 4-1, before coming up just short in a 4-3 setback in game two.
April 10, 2015 Softball Splits a Thrilling Doubleheader with Loras The Buena Vista softball team continued its home schedule on Friday afternoon by making up a pair of Iowa Conference games against visiting Loras College. The Beavers rallied in the seventh to win the opener, 5-4, before seeing the comeback fall short in the nightcap, 6-3.
April 9, 2015 Beaver Softball Schedule Update The Buena Vista softball doubleheader against Grinnell College, which was postponed on Tuesday, April 7 due to inclement weather has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 28, in Storm Lake starting at 4:00pm.
April 8, 2015 Softball DH with Loras College Postponed to April 10 Due to unfavorable playing conditions and the threat of additional rain again later on today, the Buena Vista softball doubleheader scheduled for 3:00pm against Loras College here in Storm Lake has been postponed until Friday, April 10 same time and place.
April 6, 2015 Guyett Named IIAC Female Athlete of the Week Buena Vista freshman pitcher Moriah Guyett has been recognized by the Iowa Conference for her play this past week while earning IIAC Female Athlete of the Week accolades.
April 6, 2015 Tuesday Softball DH with Grinnell Postponed Due to the forecast of inclement weather in the Storm Lake area on Tuesday, April 7, the schedule non-conference softball doubleheader between Buena Vista and Grinnell has been postponed. No make-up date has been announced at this time.
April 4, 2015 Softball Opens Home Schedule with Split of 10th-ranked Storm The Buena Vista softball team played its first two home games of the year on Saturday afternoon when it hosted Simpson College for an Iowa Conference doubleheader. After the Storm used the long ball to secure a 10-4 win in the opener, BVU answered with a key 5-0 triumph in game two.
March 31, 2015 Softball Earns Conference Opening Split at Coe College The Buena Vista softball team played its first games of the year in the state of Iowa on Tuesday afternoon, and the Beavers will return to campus with a doubleheader split at Coe College under their belts. The Kohawks hung on to take the opener, 7-4, before BVU bounced back to take the nightcap, 9-6. The games were the first Iowa Conference games of the year for both teams.
March 27, 2015 Softball Finishes Spring Trip at 3-3 Following Friday's Split The Buena Vista softball team picked up its 10th win of the year with an 8-2 finish to begin the day on Friday against Colby College before seeing its comeback bid fall just short in an 8-6 loss to the University of Chicago in game two. The split wraps up the team's spring trip to Clermont, Fla., with a 3-3 record.
March 26, 2015 Softball Falls to #14 UW-Whitewater; Rolls Past Oberlin The Buena Vista softball team was back on the diamond for two more games on Thursday morning, and for the second straight day, the Beavers split the games, falling in game one to #14 UW-Whitewater, 6-1, before bouncing back for a strong 13-7 triumph over Oberlin.
March 25, 2015 Beavers Earn Split on First Day of Spring Break Games The Buena Vista softball team was finally able to get its spring break schedule underway on Wednesday morning down in Clermont, Fla., and the Beavers bounced back from an 8-4 loss in their opener against Elmhurst to win a 2-1 thriller over Carthage.
March 23, 2015 Softball Loses a Pair of Heartbreakers to Highly-Ranked Teams For the second straight day, the Buena Vista softball team took on a pair of top-15 teams, and the Beavers were in position to pull off two upsets, but came up just short in both contests, falling to 14th-ranked Augustana, 10-8, and 6th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan, 15-8 (eight innings).
March 21, 2015 Beavers Upset #18 Wash U; Fall to #14 Augustana (Ill.) in Mizuno Classic The Buena Vista softball team split a pair of games on Saturday in St. Louis, Mo., as it began play at the two-day Mizuno Classic, hosted by Washington University. BVU began with a thrilling 9-6 win over the host Bears before falling 10-1 (6 inn.) to the Vikings.
March 17, 2015 Beaver Softball to Host Alumni Appreciation Weekend The Buena Vista softball program will be hosting an Alumni Appreciation Weekend on April 17 & 18 in conjunction with the team's home doubleheader with Wartburg College.
March 14, 2015 Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Baker University on Saturday The Buena Vista softball team was back in action on Saturday afternoon for a non-conference twinbill at NAIA Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. The Beavers scored in four of the seven innings of game one for the 4-0 victory before scoring five times in the third en route to a 5-0 triumph.
March 7, 2015 Softball Splits a Pair on Saturday at Rochester Dome The bats came alive during the Buena Vista softball's opener against UW-La Crosse inside of the Rochester Dome on Saturday, but the team was then held in check in the finale against UW-Oshkosh, as the Beavers splits a pair of non-conference games to run its record to 4-4.
March 1, 2015 Softball Sweeps UW-Eau Claire to Finish Opening Weekend Moriah Guyett strikes out 10 during her complete-game performance in game two of Sunday's softball doubleheader, as the Buena Vista softball team completed its sweep of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by scores of 5-2 and 3-2.
February 28, 2015 Softball Splits DH against Hamline inside of Rosemount Dome The Buena Vista softball team got head coach Mandie Berneking her first career coaching victory as they split a doubleheader inside of the Rosemount Dome on Saturday against Hamline University.
February 27, 2015 Home Runs Hurt Beavers during Opening Day Sweep by #13 St. Thomas The Buena Vista softball team looked to get its 2015 season off to a fast start on Friday morning inside of the Rosemount Dome with a doubleheader against #13 St. Thomas (Minn.), but the Tommies hit four 2-run home runs on the day to sweep past BVU, 5-2 and 8-0 (6 inn.).
February 26, 2015 Softball Picked Sixth in Preseason IIAC Coaches Poll The 2015 Preseason Iowa Conference Softball Coaches Poll was released on Wednesday with Buena Vista picked to finish sixth in the league standings.
February 20, 2015 2015 SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Mix of Youth and Experience to Lead BVU Having won a pair of games in last year’s Iowa Conference Tournament for the first since the tournament restarted back in 2006, the Buena Vista softball team will be looking to carry that momentum and experience into its 2105 campaign under first-year head coach, Mandie Berneking.
December 2, 2014 Beaver Softball to Conduct Annual Camps The Buena Vista softball program has announced the dates and details for its upcoming Pitching and Offensive/Defensive Fundamentals Clinics which will take place inside of the Lamberti Recreation Center on the BVU campus.
June 30, 2014 Berneking Hired as Head Softball Coach Buena Vista University Director of Athletics, Christyn Abaray, has announced that Mandie Berneking has been hired as the new head softball coach for the Beavers. Berneking takes over for Heather Hupke, who led BVU for the past six seasons.
June 11, 2014 Beavers Land 24 Members on Spring Academic All-IIAC Team The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has announced its spring Academic All-IIAC Team with Buena Vista University landing a total of 24 players.
May 22, 2014 Hayden Earns CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American Honors Buena Vista junior outfielder Stephanie Hayden has been voted as a Second Team Capital One Academic All-American as announced on Tuesday, May 20.
May 10, 2014 Hayden and Engleman Land Spots on All-Region Softball Teams The postseason recognition keeps coming for members of the Buena Vista softball team as junior Stephanie Hayden and senior Sam Engleman have been named First and Third Team All-Region selections as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Saturday.
May 5, 2014 Hayden, Engleman and Kubik Earn All-IIAC Recognition The Buena Vista softball team landed a trio of players on the 2014 All-Iowa Conference Team which was announced by the league office on Monday, May 5. Junior Stephanie Hayden was a First Team selection while seniors Sam Engleman and Brittney Kubik were voted to the Second Team.
May 3, 2014 Softball Eliminates Dubuque; Ends Season with Loss to Simpson The Buena Vista softball team picked up its second win of the Iowa Conference Tournament by edging the University of Dubuque, 2-1, in 10 innings to begin the day on Saturday, but the magical run by the Beavers came to an end in the next game as they were eliminated after an 11-4 loss to fourth-seed Simpson.
May 2, 2014 Softball Pulls Upset to begin IIAC Tournament Trailing 4-2 heading to the seventh inning, the Buena Vista softball team plated five runs, including a key 3-run double from Jessica Stocker, to help left the team to a 7-4 upset victory over 13th-ranked and No. 3 seed Central College to begin the Iowa Conference Tournament.
May 1, 2014 Hayden Earns Academic All-District Accolades The 2014 Capital One Academic All-District® Softball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Buena Vista junior softball player Stephanie Hayden has landed a spot on the Division III District 8 Team for the second straight year.
April 29, 2014 IIAC Softball Tournament has been Pushed Back One Day Due to the likelihood of inclement weather currently forecasted for the Cedar Rapids area on Thursday, May 1, the 2014 Iowa Conference Softball Tournament has been pushed back one day and will now begin on Friday, May 2.
April 26, 2014 #10 Luther Sweeps Beaver Softball in Regular Season Finale The regular season Iowa Conference season came to an end on Saturday afternoon for the Buena Vista softball team, but the Beavers came up on the short end of a pair of games at home to #10 Luther College by scores of 8-0 (5) and 4-3.
April 22, 2014 Softball Loses a Pair of Tough Games at Simpson The Buena Vista softball team was looking to still make a move up the Iowa Conference standings on Tuesday afternoon, but the Beavers dropped a pair of tough games at Simpson College by the scores of 4-3 and 7-3.
April 22, 2014 Softball Partners with CAASA to help Strike Out Sexual Assault The Buena Vista softball team will be playing its final home contests of the season this Saturday afternoon against Luther College, and the team is also partnering with CASA to host a 'Strike Out Sexual Assault' event in conjunction with the games.
April 19, 2014 Softball Falls to #9 Coe College on Saturday Coe College used the long ball to its advantage in both games of Saturday's doubleheader, as the Kohawks swept past the Buena Vista softball team by scores of 7-3 and 7-0.
April 11, 2014 Softball Picks up Key DH Sweep at Wartburg The Buena Vista softball team used a big first inning in game one to cruise to an 8-1 victory over Wartburg College before using a late-game rally in the nightcap to edge the Knights, 3-1.
April 10, 2014 Softball Makes Schedule Change to DH at Wartburg With the threat of inclement weather forecasted on Saturday, April 12, the Buena Vista softball doubleheader scheduled to be played at Wartburg College has been moved up one day and will now be played on Friday, April 11.
April 9, 2014 Beavers Earn First Win over Central since 2004 The Buena Vista softball team came out firing on all cylinders in game one of today's doubleheader against Central College, scoring seven runs in the first and blasting a walk-off home run in the fifth for a 15-7 triumph. Central scored six runs in the fifth inning of game two and went on to hold off BVU, 9-5.
April 5, 2014 Big Innings Lead to Doubleheader Sweep of Duhawks The Buena Vista softball team used a big inning in each game of Saturday's doubleheader to help even its Iowa Conference record with a sweep at Loras College by scores of 6-4 and 7-6, respectively.
April 4, 2014 Softball DH at Grinnell College is Cancelled The Buena Vista softball non-conference road doubleheader at Grinnell College for this Sunday, April 6, has been cancelled and the games will not be made up.
April 1, 2014 Softball Swept by Dubuque in IIAC Opener The University of Dubuque used the long ball to its advantage on Tuesday afternoon, blasting six total en route to 10-3 and 10-7 victories over the Buena Vista softball team to begin Iowa Conference play.
March 31, 2014 Hayden Named IIAC Female Athlete of the Week Junior outfielder Stephanie Hayden has been recognized for her play during Buena Vista's spring trip last week by being named this week's Iowa Conference Female Athlete of the Week.
March 28, 2014 Softball Concludes Spring Trip with a Pair of Wins The Buena Vista softball team wrapped up its spring break trip on Friday afternoon with wins against Thomas (ME), 11-3 (6 inn.) and Colby (5-0). The team finished the 10-game trip with six wins.
March 28, 2014 Beaver Softball Picked Sixth in IIAC Preseason Coaches Poll The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) released its 2014 preseason IIAC Softball Coaches Poll on Thursday night and has Buena Vista picked sixth.
March 27, 2014 Softball Blanks Lawrence for Sixth Win; Falls to Calvin The Buena Vista softball team returned to action again on Thursday following its one off day, and the team began its day with a 6-0 shutout against Lawrence University before seeing Calvin score three late runs en route to an 8-1 victory.
March 25, 2014 Softball Edges Wellesley; Falls to UW-Whitewater on Tuesday The Buena Vista softball team picked up where it left off on Monday by winning a thrilling 2-1 contest against Wellesley to begin the day on Tuesday before coming up on the short end of a 7-1 loss to UW-Whitewater in the nightcap.
March 24, 2014 Softball Wins a Pair in Florida on Monday The Buena Vista softball team picked up a pair of wins on Monday afternoon on the second day of its spring break trip, earning a hard fought, 2-1 (8 inn.) victory over MIT in its opener before cruising to a 10-2 (6 inn.) win over D'Youville in the nightcap.
March 20, 2014 Beavers Open Home Slate with DH Split against Dordt The Buena Vista softball team began its home schedule on Thursday night and used a thrilling seventh-inning rally in game two to earn a 7-6 win and a doubleheader split against visiting Dordt College.
March 18, 2014 Wednesday's Softball DH Postponed to Thursday The Buena Vista softball team was set to begin its 2014 home schedule this Wednesday afternoon against Dordt College, but due to some forecasted inclement weather over the next couple of days, the games have been pushed back one day to Thursday, March 20.
March 2, 2014 Softball Splits Doubleheader with Bethel on Saturday The Buena Vista softball team rallied in the 10th inning to score four runs in the bottom of the inning to complete the comeback against Bethel University with a 6-5 triumph. The Royals then scored five runs in the first inning of the nightcap en route to an 8-0 win in five innings.
March 2, 2014 Softball Falls Twice to UW-River Falls inside of Rosemount Dome The Buena Vista softball team wrapped up its season-opening trip to the Rosemount Dome on Sunday afternoon by suffering a pair of tough losses to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls by scores of 9-8 (10 inn.) and 9-1 (5 inn.).
February 28, 2014 Softball Swept by #11 St. Thomas in Season Opener The Buena Vista softball team opened its season on Friday morning against #11 St. Thomas, and the Beavers just couldn't quite string enough hits together to score enough runs, as the Tommies win the opener 8-1 before taking game two, 6-2.
February 28, 2014 Softball Looking to Move up in the Conference Ranks in 2014 For the first team in recent years, the Buena Vista softball team will be building around a veteran group of upperclassmen, something head coach Heather Hupke is excited about as her team gets set to begin its season this weekend with six games in three days inside of the Rosemount Dome.
October 9, 2013 Softball has Eight Players Earn NFCA Scholar All-American Honors The Buena Vista softball team had eight players from the 2013 season named All-America Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
May 8, 2013 Hayden Earns Second Team All-IIAC Accolades Buena Vista sophomore Stephanie Hayden has been voted to the All-Iowa Conference Second Team, as announced by the league office Tuesday night.
May 4, 2013 Beavers End Season with 9-0 Loss to Norse The Buena Vista softball team saw its 2013 season come to an end on Saturday afternoon with a 9-0 (5 inning) loss to third-seed Luther College in the opening round of the IIAC Tournament, hosted by Coe College. The tournament was forced to move to a single-elimination format due to the inclement weather over the last few days.
May 2, 2013 Hayden Named to Capital One Academic All-District First Team The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Teams have been announced, and Buena Vista sophomore softball player Stephanie Hayden (Prairie City, Iowa/PCM) has been voted to the District 8 First Team.
April 28, 2013 Softball Swept in Non-Conference Twinbill to End Regular Season The Buena Vista softball team wrapped up its regular season on Sunday afternoon by hosting Bellevue University in a non-conference doubleheader. The Bruins combined to hit five home runs en route to 5-0 and 14-1 triumphs.
April 27, 2013 Softball Splits Thrilling DH with Loras; Clinches Final IIAC Tournament Berth After falling in heartbreaking fashion, 3-2, in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against visiting Loras College, the Buena Vista softball team rallied late in the nightcap to edge the Duhawks, 4-3, and earn the sixth and final spot into next week's Iowa Conference Tournament.