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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Weddle Named Johnny Bench Award Winner -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Weddle Named Johnny Bench Award Winner

While Jordyn Wolfe and Paige Schindler are focused on softball down in Florida we turn north for the latest softball news.  Taryn Weddle, a UofL softball signee, was recently named the Johnny Bench Award winner for Indiana.

The Johnny Bench Award is giving annually to an athlete based on single-season accomplishments, but was changed to career accomplishments for this past year due to COVID-19 cancelling seasons.

Weddle comes from just across the river at Floyd Central High School.  In her three seasons with the Highlanders, Weddle produced 139 hits with 124 RBI's.  She also had 34 home runs.  The catcher had a .471 batting average and a .518 on-base percentage.

She also earned 2019 ICGSA all-state first team honors and was named the News and Tribune
Softball Player of the Year.

What Are They Up To ?

With most of the student-athletes back to campus and unable to have outside physical contact we
have been curious what they have been up to.  Well, they're finding ways to stay busy.

On my drive to get food from the Mt Fuji restaurant near campus after work yesterday I saw several softball players taking voluntary batting practice on the field.  I texted Celene Funke and wished them good health, which she was appreciative of.

Volleyball made their way to Baxter Jack's for some sand volleyball.  They can often be found playing on a private sand court at the popular bar and restaurant, without the drinks part of course.

Over the weekend, soccer enjoyed a nice hike to Tioga Falls out near Ft. Knox.  This one may have had minor exposure to others at the waterfall or hiking along the trail, but they tried to stay in just their group for the most part.

We didn't really expect to keep them locked in dorms and athletic facilities on campus, right?  These teenagers and young 20-year old's need to be able to get out and have fun and live life.  Thankfully, UofL has found ways for that to happen while still keeping them safe and in good health.

Happy Thursday and Go Cards!


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the SB Cards have a good one coming in with Weddle, plus she's a southern Indiana gal also and that meets with "thumbs up"!

    Underwent testing again and got the "all clear", but I really don't enjoy the process. Not a pleasurable procedure.

    Stay safe all

    Curtis "Black Lives Matter" Franklin


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