College Spotlight – Alma University


Alma University

Division: NCAA III

Conference: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Nickname: Scouts

School Size: 1,400

Mailing Address: 612 West Superior St, Alma MI 48801

Team Site:

Twitter: @AlmaSoftball

Head Coach:

Denny Griffin –

Program Highlights:

  • Coach Griffin is now in his 25th season as Alma’s head coach, winning 739 games (through 3/12/15)
  • Under Coach Griffin, the Scouts have won 13 MIAA titles, and 17 out of  his last 19 teams have qualified for the NCAA tournament
  • Among his athletes have been 71 All-MIAA selections, 11 MVPs and 12 All-Americans (five First Team, two Second Team and five Third Team).
  • They recruit from states such as Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, minimum academic requirements is a 2.8 GPA and 18 ACT
  • The Scouts were picked to finish 5th in the 2015 MIAA preseason poll
  • In 2014, Junior SS Devan Olah was named MIAA’s offensive MVP

Schedule Highlights:

  • The Scouts open up their home schedule March 21st with a doubleheader against Bluffton University (OH)
  • MIAA Tournament begins April 30th

Questions about recruiting? A beneficial questionnaire can be found here.