Notre Dame Fighting Irish softball

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Founded1996–97
University University of Notre Dame
Head coach Deanna Gumpf (18th season)
Conference ACC
Location Notre Dame, IN
Home stadium Melissa Cook Stadium (Capacity: 1,250)
Nickname Fighting Irish
ColorsBlue and Gold [1]
         
NCAA Tournament appearances
1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009
Conference championships
1998, 1999

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish softball team represents the University of Notre Dame in the sport of softball. The Irish compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Irish play their home games at Melissa Cook Stadium on the university's South Bend, Indiana campus, and are currently led by head coach Deanna Gumpf.

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Softball Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball

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References

  1. Notre Dame Logo Sheet (PDF). Retrieved June 22, 2016.