"Karla was a power hitter at Wisconsin, and our players love to talk and analyze hitting," said Head Coach Stacey Schramm. "We've graduated players who provided the bulk of our offense, so it was a no-brainer when deciding to add a coach who will focus her efforts on hitting."
A two-time All-Big Ten selection, Powell finished her career eighth on Wisconsin's all-time list with 15 career home runs and 10th with 72 RBIs. She earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior in 2011, when she batted .313 and led the Badgers in home runs (9), slugging percentage (.569) and doubles (10). Powell was also named Wisconsin's Most Inspirational Player in 2012.
Powell served as a student assistant coach at Wisconsin last season when the Badgers won the Big Ten and advanced to the NCAA Regionals with a 44-13 overall record. Powell worked extensively with Wisconsin's hitters and infielders, helped develop practice plans and analyzed film.
Powell has also served as a camp instructor at Diamond Elite Baseball & Softball Academy in Sterling, Va., as well as USA Preps Powered by Mizuno in Fresno, Calif., and Chicago.
A native of Ashburn, Va., Powell was a three-time Washington Post All-Met First-Team selection and an ESPN High School All-American out of Broad Run High School, the top high school team in the nation in 2008.
Powell graduated from Wisconsin in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Softball Drops Series Finale at SJU
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington softball squad dropped the final game of a three-game A-10 set at Saint Joseph's on Sunday afternoon, 8-3.
Softball Takes Two at SJU
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington softball team took the first two games of a three-game series at Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph's on Saturday afternoon....
Softball Falls at Virginia on Wednesday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The George Washington softball team fell at Virginia in the final non-conference game of the season, 8-0, on Wednesday evening.
Softball Visits Saint Joseph's for Weekend Series
WASHINGTON - The George Washington softball squad heads to Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph's over the weekend for its final road trip of the regular season.
Softball Hosts URI in Final Homestand
WASHINGTON - The George Washington softball team wraps the regular season with a three-game series against Atlantic 10 foe Rhode Island at the GW Softball...
Softball Visits Virginia on Wednesday
WASHINGTON -The George Washington softball team will play its final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday in a single game at Virginia beginning at ...
Softball to Host Summer Clinics
WASHINGTON - The George Washington softball program will host two summer clinics on June 26 and 27, head coach James DeFeo announced.
Cone Named NFCA Freshman of the Year Finalist
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - George Washington softball's Jenna Cone has been named a finalist for the 2017 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year ...