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Pitt Softball player Hunter Levesque celebrates the Panthers' success during their victory against Virginia Tech in the 2018 ACC Softball Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Delvin Jones)

Pitt Softball loses ACC Championship game

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer May 16, 2018

The Panthers softball team finished its most successful season yet with a 33-18-1 record, earning head coach Holly Aprile the ACC Coach of the Year honor. With two victories over Louisville earlier this...

Sophomore guard Jasmine Whitney (3) attempts a layup during Pitt’s 66-59 loss to Florida State Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

Pitt falls to Florida State, 66-59

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer February 4, 2018

For the second straight Sunday, Pitt women’s basketball took a ranked team down to the wire, but ultimately couldn’t hold on for the victory. The Panthers fell to the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles,...

First year Chinaza Ndee received her second honor as ACC Freshman of the Week after recording five kills in the team’s match against Miami and nine kills in the team’s match against Florida State over the weekend. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Chinaza Ndee earns second ACC Freshman of the Week honor

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Sports Editor November 7, 2017

First-year volleyball player Chinaza Ndee earned her second ACC Freshman of the Week honor after her standout performance during the Panthers’ weekend domination of the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida...

McKayla Taylor helped propel the Panthers to four straight wins last week over St. Francis and Virginia Tech. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

McKayla Taylor named ACC Player of the Week

Thanks to an excellent week at the plate and in the field, junior Pitt shortstop McKayla Taylor became the ACC’s Softball Player of the Week Tuesday afternoon. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced...

Kayla Harris had the best pitching performance of the weekend for the Panthers on Sunday, but still lost 5-0. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

Have mercy: Pitt softball swept by Seminoles

By Rebecca Sauers | Staff Writer April 3, 2017

The Pitt softball team needed mercy this weekend in Florida battling against the best team in the country. In NCAA softball, if a team is leading by eight or more runs after five innings, the game...

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored 23 points in a 79-48 loss vs. Florida State on Thursday. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Pitt women’s basketball team falls at No. 8 Florida State, 79-48

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer February 24, 2017

Once again, Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise lit up the scoreboard for the Panthers, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. The Pitt women’s basketball team (13-15 overall, 4-11 ACC) lost its final...

Fans in the Oakland Zoo made sure Sheldon Jeter knew they appreciated his 29-point effort on Saturday against Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Shel-don Je-ter: Fans praise senior’s sensational showing vs. FSU

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor February 21, 2017

It was happening again. The fans knew it. Pitt’s players knew it. Hell, even Florida State’s players probably knew it. The Pitt men’s basketball team had built a 15-point second-half lead against...

Senior forward Sheldon Jeter (21) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in Pitt's 80-66 win Saturday over No. 17 Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Jeter’s career-high 29 points power Panthers past No. 17 Florida State, 80-66

By Kevin Bertha | For The Pitt News February 20, 2017

There must be something special about those throwbacks. “The shorts were a little short, but besides that, it’s all good,” Pitt senior forward Sheldon Jeter said. Rocking their retro royal...

Pitt first-year Eben Vorster swims for first place Saturday in the 200-meter butterfly. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Pitt divers excel, but Seminoles swim past Panthers for victory

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor January 17, 2017

After inclement weather forced the Denison University Big Red to cancel their trip to Pittsburgh over the weekend, the Pitt swimming and diving teams were left with only one opponent — the formidable...

Erin Hershman made First Team All-ACC for Pitt softball. John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

Hershman, Modic and Sevilla earn All-ACC softball honors

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor May 12, 2016

Three players on the Pitt softball team earned All-ACC honors on Thursday morning. The conference named sophomore outfielder Erin Hershman First Team All-ACC, while seniors Jenna Modic and Maggie Sevilla...

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