2000 WISCONSIN BADGERS
Back Row L-R: Nicki Starry, Andrea Kirchberg, Kristy Sacknoff, Meghann Reiss, Sarah Lippert, Amanda Berg, Jen Girard. Middle Row L-R: Assistant Coach Ali Viola, Head Coach Karen Gallagher, Jen Grill, Jen Cummings, Lindy Barth, Michelle Braddock, Sarah Mayer. Front Row L-R: Teresa Mendez, Chrissy Swartout, Anna Jones, Jade Gosse, Kerry Hagen.2000 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SOFTBALL ROSTERNo. No. Player, pos. Cl. B/T Hometown 2 Sarah Lippert, c Jr. R/R Baroda, Michigan 3 Sarah Mayer, 1b So. R/R Downers Grove, Illinois 4 Kerry Hagen, ut So. R/R Rhinelander, Wisconsin 5 Andrea Kirchberg, p Fr. R/R Houston, Texas 7 Jade Gosse, ss So. L/R San Mateo, California 8 Jennifer Grill, of Jr. R/R Appleton, Wisconsin 9 Chrissy Swartout, 3b Sr. R/R San Ramon, California 10 Lindy Barth, of Jr. R/R Brighton, Michigan 11 Kristy SAcknoff, ut Fr. R/R San Diego, California 15 Meghann Reiss, if Fr. R/R Simi Valley, California 16 Jennifer Cummings, p Jr. R/R Santa Cruz, California 17 Nicki Starry, c Fr. R/R San Diego, California 18 Anna Jones, of/2b Fr. R/R Irvine, California 22 Teresa Mendez, of Jr. L/R San Jose, California 24 Amanda Berg, 1b/c Sr. L/R Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 33 Jennifer Girard, of Sr. R/R Fremont, California Head Coach: Karen Gallagher (Texas Woman's, 1981) Assistant Coaches: Ali Viola (Nebraska, 1998) DeeDee Weiman-Garcia (UCLA, 1994) Wisconsin scores through games of March 22 (19-10) Nebraska (L 4-5) UT-Chattanooga (W 8-0) Utah (W 15-1) Stanford (L 4-5) Oregon St. (L 2-3) Syracuse (W 8-0) Louisiana-Monroe (W 5-0) Louisiana Tech (L 0-1) Sam Houston St. (W 10-1) Syracuse (W 1-0) Southern Mississippi (L 3-5) Georgia Tech (W 6-4) UC-Santa Barbara (L 7-8) San Jose St. (W 9-0) Pacific (L 2-3) Utah St. (W 3-0) Georgia Tech (W 8-0) Baylor (W 2-1) St. Mary's (CA) W 4-1) Pacific (W 1-0) Cal State Sacramento (W 8-0) Virginia (W 1-0) California (W 2-1) Portland St. (L 4-5) Louisville (W 2-1) Virginia (W 8-3) California (L 0-1) Loyola (IL) (W 2-0)Loyola (IL) (L 0-3)
HEAD COACH KAREN GALLAGHER ON THE BADGERS: "I love the energy and I love the additude on our team. We're not going to back down to anybody. We play a tough schedule this year and I did that on purpose. I want to be prepared by the time we get to the Big Ten season. We are playing teams that are in the top 20 in the country."