Jenn Salling Nominated for Female Sports Star of the Year Award

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The Seattle Sports Commission and the Sports Star of the Year committee have nominated Jenn Salling for the Female Sports Star of the Year Award at the 77th Annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by ROOT Sports™. Salling, in what will be here 2nd season in the NPF, batted Avg  .220  0 HR  4 RBI  4 BB   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 … [Read more...]

Former Gator Softball Player Kelsey Bruder Honored as a NCAA Todays Top VIII Award Winner

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Indianapolis, Ind. - Former Florida two-time All-American softball player, Kelsey Bruder (Corona, Calif.), will join the ranks of five Gator All-Americans as a NCAA Top VIII Award winner in January at the 2012 Honors Celebration during the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The award is given annually to eight NCAA student-athletes and Bruder, the 2011 SEC Player of the Year and 2011 softball Honda Award winner, becomes UF’s sixth overall recipient of the award, the first honoree since Tim Tebow in 2009. “Being chosen as a NCAA Top VIII Award winner is almost unbelievable. My time at UF … [Read more...]

Vikings, softball fans enjoy exhibition game featuring pro team

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A crowd of 426 fans filled Erv Lind Stadium on Wednesday night, braving cold weather to watch the Portland State softball team take on a squad of professional players. Team NPF, made up of players from the league's four teams – the Akron Racers, the Chicago Bandits, the NPF Diamonds and the USSSA Florida Pride – stopped in Portland on their 19-game, 17-stop Back to School Tour. The all-stars pounded out 12 hits and two pitchers combined to hold the Vikings hitless in a 11-0 victory in the exhibition. Despite the score, the Vikings and the fans in attendance enjoyed a … [Read more...]