Prospective Student-Athlete Information - Women's Softball
We are excited about your interest in the University of North Texas and Mean Green softball.
In three seasons under head coach Tracey Kee, the North Texas softball program has reached record heights and achieved several program records and firsts.
In 2014, Kee took the Mean Green to the most wins in the program’s 12-year history with 31 victories. In 2015, North Texas upset No. 7 Baylor on the road in Waco, the highest ranked team that the Mean Green have defeated in program history and just their second-ever top-25 win. And then in 2016, after a 6-4 start that included a pair of wins over nationally-ranked Baylor, North Texas received votes in one of the national polls for the first time in school history.
Under Kee, North Texas has had first-team All-Conference USA selections in three straight years and six all-conference selections overall in three years, including Kelli Schkade, who was named to the first team as part of her record-breaking season in 2016.
Off the field, North Texas softball graduates Lauren Poole and Madison Thompson were awarded the Jim Castaneda Postgraduate Scholarship in consecutive years, the first and second North Texas athletes to receive the honor in the school's first two years of conference membership.
Quick Hits On North Texas
The Mean Green soccer team led the way for North Texas Athletics during the 2015-16 season, winning the Conference USA regular-season title and the tournament championship. Soccer also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. Men’s golf and track and field also saw post-season play. The men’s golf team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while Chastity Stewart advanced to the NCAA Championships in two events: the 100 and 400-meter hurdles.
Forty-two Mean Green student-athletes were named all-conference during the 2015-16 season, and six received specialty conference awards. Carnae Dillard was named an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection after a stellar senior campaign. She was named Conference USA Player of the Year for the second straight year after breaking school records in career kills and attacks.
Rachel Holden was named the C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year for soccer, while teammate Karla Pineda was named midfielder of the year. The swimming and diving program picked up two big honors: Claudia Kitching was named C-USA Co-Newcomer of the Year, while Averie Ruiz was named freshman diver of the year. Ian Snyman was named C-USA Freshman of the Year for golf after tying for sixth place in the conference tournament.
The Women's Softball Coaching Staff
Please note that, per NCAA rules, coaches can only respond via e-mail to juniors (after September 1) and seniors in high school. Coaches must mail responses to freshmen and sophomores, per NCAA rules. You can call any North Texas coach, but they cannot return your phone call unless you are a senior in high school.
North Texas played in a brand-new facility in 2006, Lovelace Stadium. Located next to the Mean Green Soccer Complex, Lovelace Stadium provides the Mean Green with an inviting competition venue. The team also has new indoor facilility, coaching offices and a locker room.
Mean Green Compliance
What every prospective student-athlete should know about the recruiting process.
Academic Athletic Services
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Development Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Link to the University of North Texas undergraduate web site containing admissions requirements and deadlines.