SEPTEMBER 7 2011 UPDATE
Olympian Jennie Finch will partner with new sponsor Timex to run the 2011 New York City Marathon on November 6. Finch started training with the Imex™Ironman™Run Trainer with GPS, with the goal of becoming fitter and faster.
Uniquely, Jennie will starting last, and Timex will donate $1 to the New York Road Eunnewrs’ youth program for every person she passes. Former New York Giants receiver Amani Toomer did the same last year and overtook more than half the field, raising $25,817.
This is Finch’s first marathon, however she ran a half-marathon while 20 weeks pregnant.
Meagan May joins 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team
OKLAHOMA CITY — Texas A&M junior catcher Meagan May has been added to the 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster and will compete at October’s Pan American Games, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today. May (Spring, Texas) replaces Florida junior catcher Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif.), who withdrew from the team in August for personal reasons.
Following an outstanding freshman season that saw her named to the 2010 All-Big 12 first team and 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Div. I All-America second team, May was selected for the 2010 USA Softball Women’s Futures National Team but did not compete due to injury. She attended the 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., in June. “It feels amazing to be given a second chance with this program,” May said. “I am honored to be able to represent my country in an international event, especially one of this magnitude. I look forward to being able to play with the top athletes in the country for women’s softball and I am excited for the competition that we will be facing. It will be an experience that I never forget.”
May will make her debut with the Women’s National Team on Oct. 9 in Houston when Team USA takes on her collegiate team, Texas A&M, in an exhibition doubleheader. On Oct. 11, the Women’s National Team will take on the University of Houston in another exhibition game. Both matchups are at the Cougar Softball Field on the Houston campus.
Following the exhibition action, May and the Women’s National Team will head to Guadalajara, Mexico, for the XVI Pan American Games, Oct. 17-23. USA Softball is seeking a seventh consecutive and eighth overall Pan American Games Gold Medal. The tournament closes out the 2011 season for the program.
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for ASA/USA Softball, is leaving that post this week and moving to Austin. Spy will miss her, personally and professionally. Always reliable, prompt with information, incredible patience even with irascible old bastards like me (teaching me the automated scoreboard), intelligent, good humored and professional to a high degree.
Memorial for Amanda Littlejohn
BUIES CREEK, NC – Campbell’s softball team will host a memorial and a night of remembrance Sunday night, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in honor of former softball player Amanda Littlejohn, who passed away late last week from the brain cancer that she had been battling for much of the last four years.
The softball team will gather at the Eakes Softball Complex and invite all members of the Campbell family and general public to join them for the special evening in which they will remember the life of Amanda Littlejohn and her time at Campbell. The dress for the event is casual. Fans are encouraged to bring a blanket for sitting on the field.
“We want everyone to join us in a time of celebrating Amanda’s life and the impact that she had on this school and the community,” team spokesperson and catcher Taylor McGee commented.
The Littlejohn family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in Amanda’s honor to the Campbell Softball Grandstand Project. If you would like to make a gift, or would like know more details about the future grandstand project please contact head coach Drew Peterson at PO Box 10, Buies Creek, NC 27506, 910-893-1355 or Peterson@campbell.edu.
Casey Cromwell – Weatherford College – 3B/UT – Indy Dreams
Beverly Corry – Weatherford College – C – Gold Coast Hurricanes
Morgan Buie – 2012 – C – Mac-N-Seitz Naturals Gold
Lauren Gambone – 2012 – 3B/1B – Ohio Lasers Scarlet
OCTOBER TRAVEL BALL TOURNAMENTS (12)
7-9 tvl Team New Jersey Fall Showcase
7-9 tvl Surf City fall showcase, Huntington Beach
7-9 tvl Gold Diamond exposure tournament, Kissimmee FL
14-16 tvl Surf City October showcase, Huntington Beach
14-16 tvl 16-18 Southern California showcase, Chino CA
14-16 tvl Diamond Sports Winter College Showcase, Plano TX
14-16 tvl NFCA exposure tournament, Clearwater
15-16 tvl East Coast College Showcase, Virginia Beach
21-23 tvl Rising Stars fall showcase, Davie FL
28-30 tvl Surf City Halloween showcase, Huntington Beach
28-30 tvl Ronald McDonald tournament, Houston TX
28-30 tvl Gold Diamond exposure tournament, Chattanooga TN