May 3, 2021 at 3:15pm
Dane Lisser

Big Blue earns second title under head coaching duo of Whitney Sowers and Katie Tenboer

Millikin University earned its sixth College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) softball title following a two-game sweep of Elmhurst on May 1 at Workman Family Softball Field.

The Big Blue closed out the regular season with a 24-8 record in conference play (27-11 overall) after 10-2 and 14-2 victories over the Bluejays. Millikin won nine of its last 11 games.

Millikin Softball

This was also the second title under the head coaching duo of Whitney Sowers and Katie Tenboer, who led the Big Blue to a conference regular season title in 2017. Prior to that, the program had been named conference champion in 1987, 1988, 1990 and 2011.

With the first place finish, Millikin, along with second place Illinois Wesleyan, will host the 2021 CCIW Softball Tournament beginning on Thursday, May 6.