1981 vs. 2023

The softball team had a standout year, securing their first-ever conference championship and making their first trip to the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament. In a thrilling elimination game against the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on May 19, Grinnell rallied to victory and boosted their season win total to a school-record 30. Although Grinnell saw its historic season end later in the day with a loss to Central College, the Pioneers set numerous school records during their milestone season.