Nebraska Wesleyan University had four members of the softball team on the 2012 All-Independent Softball team that was announced by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I). Senior pitcher Brenna Maguire and sophomore outfielder Becky Bomberger were First-Team selections, while Lauren Bodfield and Dani Bryant were chosen to the Second-Team.
Maguire (Sr., Treynor, Iowa) earns her second All-Independent honor after being named Seconde-Team All-AD3I last season. She was the No. 1 pitcher for the Prairie Wolves in 2012 going 8-11 with a 3.14 ERA. As a senior she struck out 93 batters and had 17 complete games. Maguire ends her career second on the NWU career strikeout charts with 285. She is fifth in career victories with 28 and tied for second with 76 career appearances.
Bomberger (So., Crete, Neb.) was the top offensive player for NWU this season as she led the Prairie Wolves in seven different areas. She batted .383 with 44 hits, 20 runs, nine doubles, three triples, five home runs and 24 RBI, leading the team in each of those areas. She was honorable mention All-Independent as a freshman in 2011.
Bodfield (Jr., Lincoln, Neb.) was Second-Team All-AD3I as a first baseman. This was her first year at first base. She tied for the team lead with nine doubles and her three triples. The Lincoln Pius X H.S., graduate is now fourth on the all-time career doubles list with 28.
Bryant (Sr., Lincoln, Neb.) becomes a four-time All-AD3I player, earning Second-Team in 2012 and 2009 and First-Team in 2010-11. The Lincoln Southwest H.S., product finishes her career as the all-time leader in stolen bases with 104 (50 more than 2nd place), she ranks fourth in career hits (151) and sixth in career batting average (.358).
The Association of DII Independents consists of 10 DIII independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions.
Nebraska Wesleyan finished the season with a 15-21 overall record.