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Loper softball receives RMAC Hall of Fame induction

Two UNK softball players stand at home after a run scored while Dan Simmons (right) celebrates during the 1999 season (NTV News)

The best team in UNK Softball history receiving its highest honor this week, being inducted into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

The 1999 Lopers finished their season 45–4, and as the national runner–ups.

Current head coach Holly Carnes was in her senior year and looks back fondly on the glory days.

"I got to study under one of the best head coaches Dan Simmons, I had the best teammates and we all had one goal in mind and that's hard to find," said Carnes. "We had a lot of good leadership, we had people that led by example, we had very vocal leaders.

"Amanda Kelly had the best rise ball you'd ever seen and then you had Tina McCaslin who probably had one of the best arms around. We had one freshmen that only struck out two times in 143 at bats and you know she'd hit at the end of the line–up so it was just a team that had everything."

The induction ceremony is Friday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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