July 23, 2013
Former University of Minnesota softball player Colleen Powers has been named the head softball coach at St. Catherine University, announced July 22nd by the institution. Powers, who played outfield for Minnesota from 2005-2008, will be the first new head coach for St. Catherine's in 18 seasons.
As a senior, Powers helped lead the Gophers to a Big Ten Tournament appearance and finished her softball career with a perfect 1.000 field percentage. She also saw 122 game appearances and 94 starts throughout her time at Minnesota. She was team captain, earned the team's Most Valuable Player award and received the Severson Coaches Award twice for showing outstanding dedication to the program.
After graduation, Powers was a graduate assistant at West Texas A&M University from 2008-2009 before moving to a graduate position with Central Michigan University, where she taught in the physical education department and played a vital role in the recruiting and administration positions.
Most recently, Powers was the Lakeville South High School head coach, where she led the 2013 team to a second-place finish in the 3AA Section Tournament.
Powers graduated from Minnesota with a bachelor of arts in psychology and minor in youth studies. She also earned her masters of arts in sports administration from Central Michigan in 2011.
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