UF Club Softball By Kelsey Bodziner
Founding the Club  <ul><li>Founded in 2008 by Jessica Neer </li></ul><ul><li>First competitive fast-pitch team on UF’s cam...
The Beginning <ul><li>Club team began with a group of 17 girls </li></ul><ul><li>Practices were run by the team without a ...
National Club Softball Association <ul><li>Entered in the NCSA, too compete nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>NCSA World Series...
Team Bonding <ul><li>Team is close-knit group of girls </li></ul><ul><li>Bond on and off the field </li></ul><ul><li>Has t...
UF’s Inaugural Season <ul><li>South Atlantic Conference Champions </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Georgia Southern Softball Tournam...
Club Softball Branding <ul><li>During the off-season, board members tried to develop club identity  </li></ul><ul><li>Crea...
My Personal Experience <ul><li>Coming from NY I wanted an opportunity to join a team and make new friends </li></ul><ul><l...
2009 Season <ul><li>Undefeated in conference play </li></ul><ul><li>SAC Conference Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Placed 2nd ...
<ul><li>Began ‘09-’10 season with fundraising push </li></ul><ul><li>Extra $ for additional tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>...
Adversity <ul><li>With additional games came problems </li></ul><ul><li>Team began to fight amongst itself </li></ul><ul><...
National Championship Season <ul><li>Despite the rocky start, finished out the ‘10 season receiving the at-large bid to th...
Get Involved! <ul><li>In midst of ‘10-’11 season, 6-0 so far through conference play </li></ul><ul><li>Next home games are...
Hope To See You Soon! <ul><li>We encourage all of you to come and and become apart of the team. Not only is it a great opp...
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UF Club Softball

  1. 1. UF Club Softball By Kelsey Bodziner
  2. 2. Founding the Club <ul><li>Founded in 2008 by Jessica Neer </li></ul><ul><li>First competitive fast-pitch team on UF’s campus aside from the varsity team </li></ul><ul><li>Newest Club Team at UF </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Beginning <ul><li>Club team began with a group of 17 girls </li></ul><ul><li>Practices were run by the team without a coach </li></ul><ul><li>Created a board consisting of 3 officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer </li></ul>
  4. 4. National Club Softball Association <ul><li>Entered in the NCSA, too compete nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>NCSA World Series: Consists of 16 best teams in the country- determined by regular season play </li></ul><ul><li>South Atlantic Conference Teams: FSU, UCF, Florida Gulf Coast, Embry Riddle </li></ul>
  5. 5. Team Bonding <ul><li>Team is close-knit group of girls </li></ul><ul><li>Bond on and off the field </li></ul><ul><li>Has team dinners, parties, events </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent opportunity to make friends </li></ul>
  6. 6. UF’s Inaugural Season <ul><li>South Atlantic Conference Champions </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Georgia Southern Softball Tournament Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Placed 4th at Club World Series </li></ul>
  7. 7. Club Softball Branding <ul><li>During the off-season, board members tried to develop club identity </li></ul><ul><li>Created a logo for the club </li></ul><ul><li>Started to sell Club Softball sweatshirts </li></ul><ul><li>Try to spread campus-wide awareness </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Personal Experience <ul><li>Coming from NY I wanted an opportunity to join a team and make new friends </li></ul><ul><li>2008 tryouts were a 3-day process </li></ul><ul><li>Turnout doubled from year before </li></ul><ul><li>I was one of 4 freshman that made the team </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2009 Season <ul><li>Undefeated in conference play </li></ul><ul><li>SAC Conference Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Placed 2nd at Nationals behind FSU </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Began ‘09-’10 season with fundraising push </li></ul><ul><li>Extra $ for additional tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>Held car washes and pancake breakfasts </li></ul>Fundraising
  11. 11. Adversity <ul><li>With additional games came problems </li></ul><ul><li>Team began to fight amongst itself </li></ul><ul><li>3 girls quit the team </li></ul><ul><li>Most losses in team’s history </li></ul><ul><li>Did not win SAC Conference for first time </li></ul>
  12. 12. National Championship Season <ul><li>Despite the rocky start, finished out the ‘10 season receiving the at-large bid to the World Series </li></ul><ul><li>Went undefeated at the World Series </li></ul><ul><li>National Champions, defeat FSU </li></ul>
  13. 13. Get Involved! <ul><li>In midst of ‘10-’11 season, 6-0 so far through conference play </li></ul><ul><li>Next home games are on March 20th against Johns Hopkins University </li></ul><ul><li>If you are interested in joining the team or learning more about the club contact: </li></ul><ul><li>President (Kristin Cline): [email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 14. Hope To See You Soon! <ul><li>We encourage all of you to come and and become apart of the team. Not only is it a great opportunity to become apart of this great campus community but also a fantastic way to stay in shape, play the sport you love, and meet some great people during your college years!!! </li></ul><ul><li>GO GATORS </li></ul>

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