5 things that happened in sports over spring break

5 things that happened in sports over spring break

by Brock Borgeson, Sports Editor

Glogowski resigns

Simpson football head coach Jim Glogowski resigned in order to accept the job as interim defensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota-Mankato. Glogowski went 37-43 in eight seasons with the Storm.

Softball streaks to 10 straight

The Simpson softball team went 12-2 over its spring break trip to Kissimmee, Florida, for the Rebel Spring Games and strung together a 10-game-winning streak. Simpson is now 16-4 on the year. The Storm was selected to finish second in the IIAC preseason poll just behind Luther.

Baseball scuffles in Tucson

The Storm baseball team started the season 3-7 down at the Tucson Invitational Games, picking up two wins against Marian University (Wis.) thanks to potent offensive performances and a two-hit shutout by Gage Reis over Bethany Lutheran. Twice the Storm blew leads while needing only six outs or fewer to secure the win. Simpson was selected to finish last of eight teams in the IIAC preseason poll. Wartburg was voted to to be league favorite.

Tori Haag sets school record

Senior Tori Haag notched her 40th career double to become Simpson’s all-time career record holder for doubles, passing past teammate Ashley Prettyman. Haag is on fire to start the season, hitting .429 with 16 RBI and 10 2B in 20 games.

Cross country flexes academic muscles

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams earned NCAA Division III All-Academic Team honors for 2015 as awarded by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. A 3.10 GPA is required to qualify academically, a mark far surpassed by a 3.58 team GPA for the women and a 3.21 GPA for the men. This is the 13th straight year in which the women have earned the award and the seventh straight for the men.