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    The Heart of Northwestern Softball

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    Editor's Note: The original version of this blog was submitted for publication in Softball Magazine. It is reprinted here today in honor of Northwestern's Senior Weekend, which begins at 2 p.m. CT Friday, May 11, 2012, against Illinois at Sharon J. Drysdale Field. The three member senior class will be honored prior to Saturday's 1 p.m. CT series finale.


    As soon as Adrienne Monka was old enough to attend preschool, her mother excitedly dressed her up with a bow in her hair and sent her off.

    At the end of the day, when she arrived to pick her daughter up, Elba Monka found that her preciously placed bow was gone from Adrienne's head and instead, lay in her cubby. When the preschooler explained that it had simply fallen off, her mother thought nothing of it and sent her back the next day with the bow firmly fastened atop her head. Come pick-up time, however, it was again found lying lonely in the cubby.

    A Wildcat's Inspiration: The Tanouye Family Legacy

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    Editor's Note: In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, is proud to present the story of Isao Tanouye and his family. Isao is the grandfather of Northwestern sophomore softball standout Marisa Bast and the brother of Ted Tanouye, a World War II Distinguished Service Cross and, posthumously, Medal of Honor recipient. As told by Special Contributor Skip Myslenski, this story begins several generations ago and is an important chapter in the history of our country.
    While taking a week off from competition to prepare for THE PLAYERS Championship May 10-13, World No. 1 Luke Donald took part in a short game competition Thursday with the Northwestern men's golf team at The Luke Donald Short Game Facility at the Glen Club in Glenview, Ill.

    Earlier in the day, Donald and Northwestern head coach Pat Goss, who has served as Donald's swing coach since his days as a Wildcat from 1997-2001, practiced at Conway Farms where Donald is a member.