Softball’s Melinda Fischer picks up her 1,000th win

Melinda Fischer

History beckons once more for Illinois State head softball coach Melinda Fischer, as she became the 18th NCAA Division I coach to reach 1,000 career victories in an 8-2 win over Northern Iowa at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Bringing it to the field

Tyler Lovgren in game action. There are over 50 Illinois State education majors involved in university athletics.

While completing one of the most difficult, time-intensive undergraduate programs offered on campus, Lovgren met each and every obligation set forth by his major and his team. He pulled 12-, 13-, and 14-hour days without complaint. And he did so while transitioning between a professional, reserved academic setting to the grueling environment that is division I football.

Commencement: Your best tweets, posts, and photos

Student is hooded

Throughout the weekend, our newest alumni and their families and friends were sharing celebratory photos, tweets, videos, and posts on social media, all using the official commencement hashtag #RedbirdProud.