With the UWS women’s softball season underway, for Tiffany Kirk, her favorite memory from her UW-Superior softball career was winning the UMAC championship in 2021.

“We were the 5 seed at the time, and no one expected us to come in and win like we did that weekend. I have never seen a team with that much determination and drive as we had to go through that tournament,” said Kirk. Having played for UWS for many years she has built many relationships.

through softball, “It has been one of the best experiences of my life to play with so many amazing people and grow into my sport and learn new things even at the college level. I think that softball also gave me relationships outside of our team with other competitors,” Kirk said.

Over Kirk’s career, she earned first-team All-UMAC honors in 2022 while leading the conference in RBI’s, honorable mention All-UMAC honors in 2021, and earned Easton/NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete and UMAC Academic All-Conference honors in both 2021 and 2022.

Kirk could add more honors to her softball career, with the Yellowjackets still in the early part of the 2023 season. The Yellowjackets are currently in first place in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and started conference play with a 4-0 record.

Kirk is the only fifth-year senior on the team and will graduate in May and plans to go into the education field. Once Kirk graduates from UWS she will still be involved with softball as she is a coach for a local 14u team.

She majors in elementary education with minors in special education and coaching. Kirk started her student teaching at Cooper Elementary School for a fourth-grade class and will move over to Great Lakes Elementary for special education, where she will work with kindergarten through
second grade.