The Kirkwood softball team added another Division I signee today as Maddie Hansen signed on to play at North Dakota State University.
Hansen, a sophomore catcher from Ely, Ia., returns to the Eagles after a stellar freshman year in which she was selected as not only a First Team All-Region performer but also a First Team All-American honoree by both the NJCAA and the NFCA. Hansen hit .455 last season with a .832 slugging percentage. She was ranked third in the nation in RBIs (93) and eighth in the nation in home runs (20). Hansen was named the Division II National Catcher of the Year by the NJCAA and the NFCA.
North Dakota State is a member of The Summit League. The Bison won The Summit League title last season after going a perfect 17-0 in league play and advanced to the National Tournament before eventually falling to #19 Minnesota in the Seattle Regional.