Skrenta headed to Div. I team

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Bonnie Skrenta, who was head coach of DePauw softball for 10 seasons, resigned last June to take the head coaching position at Div. I Bucknell University. Skrenta’s teams posted a 280-127-2 record including five NCAA Div. III Softball Championship appearances in the past six years. 

“Bonnie has been a valuable part of the DePauw athletics team,” Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw athletic director, said in a news release. “She not only built a program to national prominence, but provided the student-athletes with an excellent experience.”

Skrenta posted just two losing seasons during her tenure: her first two seasons in 2003 (6-24) and 2004 (14-23). She sustained success in the following eight seasons, posting a 241-61-1 mark over the last seven.

Her teams finished fifth in the NCAA Div. III championship tournament in 2007, 2010 and 2011. 

Maya Ripecky, Skrenta’s graduate assistant coach last season, also was hired to Skrenta’s staff according to a Bucknell Athletics news release Wednesday.