NORFOLK, Neb. -- It’s been a summer of recovery and thought for Nebraska senior pitcher Jordy Bahl. 

“Dealing with it, you realize the cards you’ve been dealt and you can’t do anything about it,” Bahl said. 

The Papillion-La Vista, Papillion native is coming off a year which saw her pitch 2 and a third innings before a season ending ACL injury against Washington on Feb. 8. 

“You can either be horrible and be in a horrible mindset all the time or you can find the silver lining.” 

She said it’s a way to teach young athletes who play softball there is more to life than on the diamond. 

“Since high school, I haven’t taken more than two weeks off,” Bahl said. “You hear girls younger and younger just stressing about taking time off because they’re worried they’re going to get passed up [and] they’re going to get outworked.” 

That was Bahl’s message during a meet-and-greet in Norfolk Tuesday afternoon. 

Alongside her followers, Nebraska and Oklahoma had the chance to take pictures, sign merchandise, and talk with the softball star. 

After making the decision to leave Oklahoma after winning two Women’s College World Series Championships, Bahl said the welcome back to Nebraska has been pleasant. 

“Coming home, it doesn’t take too much adjusting," Bahl said. "You come home and you’re just happy to be here and it’s how it was the majority of my life. It’s just great to be back home.” 

While watching from the sidelines the past season, Bahl is looking forward to the upcoming season and knows the team has big goals going into the 2025 season.