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Cougar softball off to Nationals

The University of Regina softball team was crowned the Western Collegiate Softball Association champions on the weekend after going 5-0 in tournament play in Moose Jaw.

The championship weekend caps off an incredible season for the Cougars, which saw them finish play with a 27-1-1 record. The Cougars beat Calgary by a 6-2 score in a 1-2 playoff game before the final against Saskatchewan was rained out. Regina was declared the league champion based on their undefeated weekend record.

The Cougars will leave for Ottawa on Wednesday to compete in the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association championships hosted by the University of Ottawa. Regina is in a pool with Durham College, the University of Ottawa and Brock University.

Tournament play runs from Friday through Sunday.

The Cougars were recipients of a number of awards, as Candice Van Horn was named the WCSA Top Hitter. Candice lead the league with a .554 batting average in the regular season and upped that to .571 in the playoffs. Cougar head coach Andrea Wolf was named the Coach of the Year.

Cougar All-Stars
First Team
SS - Candice Van Horn (Kinesiology & Health Studies)
Pitcher - Rachael Huber (Nursing)
Utility - Carmen Hughes (Nursing)
CF - Hayley Gibson (Nursing)

Second Team
First Base - Keely Graf (Kinesiology & Health Studies)
Second Base - Shelby Brandt (Science)