"Michelle "Mikey" Gardner", formerly "Michelle Bolster", is an American softball coach and former player. She has been the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers softball team since 2009. She previously served as the head coach at the University of Nevada from 2003 to 2008. She also served as an assistant softball coach at Arizona State (1999-2001) and Florida State (1995-1998).

Gardner was a right-handed pitcher for the Michigan Wolverines softball team from 1985 to 1988 and for the Connecticut Brakettes/Raybestos Brakettes from 1994 to 1995. She was named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year in 1988.

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She had a phenomenal weekend and I'm really excited to have her. She is the spark plug we needed. She competes and she just gets it done.

We actually played very well against Stanford. I felt pretty good about that game. We had a couple of key errors, which, against Stanford, you can't have. The bottom line is we're learning, we're still getting better. Against Wisconsin it took us a while. Some of it is trying to recover from that loss and then going right back out on the field.

We really just did the things we needed to do to win. I'm hoping it will build momentum.

It was a little bit cold, but we played well. Everybody's got to play in the same elements.

They needed more one-on-one time than I felt I could give them. With her, we'll see marked improvement in our pitching staff. That's a huge factor for us.

This my first true senior class. We definitely have more versatility. We've got a good core leadership group, which is critical to a program and the success of the team. I feel confident with where we are.

We're not putting much stock into it. That's what they think and your only thing is to prove them wrong.

We just kept pushing, pushing, pushing and we got the runs we needed. They needed a little confidence after losing three games against Top 25 teams.

When you don't score, it doesn't matter how many runs you give up. We played very solid defense. We made a few mistakes here and there, but really, for the most part, our defense did a great job. Our hitting is going to come around. I'm very pleased with the effort the kids gave. They played hard.