Andrea Duran

Selma High is naming its softball field after former Bears star Andrea Duran — now a star for USSSA Pride

Duran, a 2002 graduate of Selma High, will be honored in at 3 p.m. Friday ceremony at Selma, which will rededicate its field “Duran Diamond.”

Duran has been a mainstay for the U.S. team since graduating from UCLA in 2006. She earned a silver medal in the 2008 Olympics with the U.S. team and also is a three-time World Cup champion (2006, 2007 and 2009), a Pan American gold medalist (2007) and a two-time World champion (2006 and 2010).

She plays professionally for the USSSA Pride and was part of the 2010 World Championship team. Watch Duran and your other Pride players again this summer when the 2011 season kicks off on June 11 in Orlando, FL at Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. The game will also be broadcasted on ESPN at 3:00 pm.  

About USSSA Florida Pride:

The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.

About NPF:

National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Nashville, TN. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names of Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL). NPF is the Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball in the category of women’s fastpitch softball since 2002.

About USSSA:

The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!