On This Day in IUPUI History: October 9, 1993

October 9, 1993 

On this day, the IUPUI women's softball team took on an all-star team of softball alumnae in a one-hundred-inning softball marathon game, starting at 8am and ending at 3pm. The event was part of a fundraiser for the team.

Immediately afterwards began the Softball Challenge, organized by the IUPUI Intercollegiate Athletics office. Teams signed up to play fast-pitch games, paying $2 per player per inning for the opportunity. The Sagamore, the IUPUI student newspaper, quoted softball-team coach Cindy Reese to say: "This is a major fundraiser for our team. Participants will really be helping us out by providing funds for our spring trip."

Women's intercollegiate sports began at IUPUI in the 1975-1976 school year. In that year, women's basketball, softball, and volleyball teams began. Beginning in 1978 IUPUI competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Metros softball team became IUPUI's most successful sports team, appearing in the NAIA national tournament nine years in a row starting in 1983.

Softball Team in NAIA Tournament action, 1985 585-2201-105  

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Updated Oct 09, 2018 by Editor Name Missing