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On senior day, Michelle Mueller celebrates season, looks forward

Logan grad confident in thriving Badgers

On senior day, Michelle Mueller celebrates season, looks forward

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) - To say Michelle Mueller is having a standout season is an understatement. The one-time national player of the week has come a long way since battling knee injuries as a 7th grader in La Crosse.

"Time has truly flown by," the Logan grad said. "Senior year in high school, I didn't really have it. To have a senior year and be able to play with a great group of girls, it just means the world."

On senior day, Mueller and the Badgers played in front of the second-largest crowd in school history; more than 1,300 fans were on hand.

"It was a fun day," Badgers softball coach Yvette Healy said. "It was a big weekend in front of our fans. It was so much fun just to have this many people come out and support the team.

"I tip my hat to the seniors. It's senior day and they came out and they led the way."

Mueller's Badgers got off to a slow start to the season, but they're finishing strong. Wisconsin (30-15, 12-5) is on a 13-game winning streak, tied for the longest in school history.

"The numbers we're putting up, we're winning," Mueller said. "No one wants to run into a team that's on a 13-0 win streak. And with the confidence and how much we believe in our coaches and in our players, we're a hard team to beat."

The Big Ten Tournament starts May 8th in Evanston, Illinois. Wisconsin is the defending champs.

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