UWP softball recognizes parents at tournament

March 20, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball team is gearing up for its fifth annual Jenny Walter Memorial Tournament. The tournament will take place April 4-5.

Jenny Walter was the Pioneers' starting shortstop who had her life tragically cut short during her junior year (December 1996) by a drunk driver. UW-Platteville honors her memory with a tournament so we may all live up to her favorite saying: "Keep the Game Going."

"It's a fun weekend and the girls really take the cause to heart," said Janet James, UWP head softball coach.

The tournament will include NCAA Division II and III schools from Minnesota and Wisconsin. The teams include UW-Platteville, UW-Superior, Northland, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Mount Mercy, Viterbo, MacMurray and Mount St. Clare.

Friday, April 4, will also be a night for the softball players to recognize their parents and other family members.

That evening, there will be a performance at the Pioneer Crossing featuring the Horsin' Around Band. The band was voted the No. 1 live band by the Tri-states. The band is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert will be sponsored by the Pioneer Involvement Center.

"We held concerts for football pre-games and after a women's basketball game. We thought it was a good way to celebrate athletics on campus with a music and food after the games," said Anuschka Neuwald, the leadership development coordinator at the Pioneer Involvement Center.

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