stop
Insider Weekly - Top Plays of the YEAR ad
Courtesy: Kory Wallen, UNDsports.com
Kenna Olsen was nominated for the Special Olympics North Dakota Youth Service Award.
Olsen, UND softball takes timeout for Special Olympics
Courtesy: Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 10/23/2012
Print RSS
Related Links

GRAND FORKS, N.D. --- Once a week over a six-week span, the University of North Dakota softball team takes 3-4 hours out of its schedule to support local Special Olympians at Liberty Lanes in East Grand Forks, Minn.

Leading the way is senior Kenna Olsen (Issaquah, Wash.) who was nominated for the Special Olympics North Dakota Youth Service Award.

"The team has done work with the Special Olympics for a few years now," head coach Eric Oakley said. "It's a very important to our team. The girls do a great job and I am very proud of the all. But, once you're there and you see the interaction, you realize that it's not a community service event as much as it's just athletes supporting other athletes, and they come to our games. It's really a relationship of respect among athletes."

The softball team received last year's UND Night of Champions Female Team Community Service Award. During the 2011-12 year, the team worked 22 community service events, equating to 718 total hours, or 34.2 hourst per student-athlete.

~UND~

Hunter Walsh had a pair of hits Wednesday to lead the UND offense.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—North Dakota State used three unearned runs in the second—all scoring with two out—to defeat host North Dakota, 4-2, at Kraft...  MORE
UND faces North Dakota State Wednesday before heading to Chicago State for three this weekend.
North Dakota plays in-state rival North Dakota State Wednesday before embarking on a three-game road trip at Chicago State Friday through Sunday.  MORE
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced today the finalists for its 2015-16 athletics awards.  MORE
Vote now to cast your ballot to choose the very best of the best that UND has had for the 2015-16 school year!  MORE
McKay McNair piled up a season-high seven strikeouts in his seven innings Sunday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Northern Colorado finished off a three-game Western Athletic Conference three-game sweep with an 8-1 win Sunday afternoon over...  MORE
Uploaded Ad

Extras for the North Dakota fan

Football season tickets 2016
College Hockey Showdown
2016 Champions Tour
Partnership Opportunities
Fighting Hawks info
Mobile Apps
UND Insider
Buy Tickets