Monica Abbott Finalist for Sportswoman of the Year
Aug. 23, 2007
USOC Honors USA Softball
Aug. 15, 2007USOC Honors USA Softball Women’s National Team
Oklahoma City---The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the selection of the USA Softball Women’s National Team as its Team of the Month for July. This marks the first Team of the Month award for the USA Softball program this year.
The U.S. Women’s Softball Team went undefeated at the KFC World Cup, Canada Cup and the Pan American Games during the month of July. They outscored their opponents 164-4 during the three events and posted a team batting average of .426. The pitching staff’s ability to hold their opponents to a .115 batting average also helped carry the team on their way to three gold medals and a perfect 20-0 record.
The Under-21 U.S. Women’s Basketball World Championship Team finished in second for the team vote. The team’s margin of victory averaged 30 points throughout the duration of the FIBA U21 World Championships. They averaged 93 points-per-game on their way to gold while holding their opponents to only 63.
In third place for the team vote was beach volleyball duo Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. May-Treanor (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Walsh (Santa Clara, Calif.) began the month of July by winning the SWATCH-FIVB International Tour on July 5-8 in Montreal. The pair only lost one set in the six matches they played during the event.
The duo then proceeded to win the SWATCH-FIVB Grand Slam the next weekend on July 12-14 in Berlin, Germany and the AVP Long Beach Open on July 19-21. May-Treanor and Walsh won six straight matches in Long Beach and never dropped a set throughout the duration of the event.
The team capped their month off with their third straight World Championships on July 24-28 in Gstaad, Switzerland.
1. Alan Webb, Track & Field
2. Justin Spring, Gymnastics
3. Andy Potts, Triathlon and Eli Bremer, Modern Pentathlon
1. Candice Wiggins, Basketball
2. Kathleen Hersey, Swimming
3. Shawn Johnson, Gymnastics
1. U.S. Women’s Softball Team
2. Under-21 U.S. Women’s Basketball World Championship Team
3. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, Beach Volleyball
Sports Illustrated Wants YOU
Aug. 08, 2007ASA MEMBERS! Sports Illustrated Wants YOU!!Oklahoma City, Okla. – Sports Illustrated for Kids is looking for a youth Superstar to grace the cover of its December Issue Sports Illustrated for Kids and they want the Amateur Softball Association to contribute their top athletes. If you are an outstanding youth athletes or know someone who is, now is your opportunity to take part in one of the Sports Industry’s top media magazines.
Does a youthathlete in your organization have what it takes to share the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids with a superstar athlete? Don’t keep it yourself! Have your athlete go to SIKIDS.com and fill out our Youth Athlete of the Year entry form. In 200 words or less, they should describe their accomplishments both on and off the field.
One winner will be selected to appear on the cover of our December Double Issue alongside the SI Kids 2007 Athlete of the Year.
Kids should nominate themselves at www.SIKIDS.com/youthAOY.
Olympic Selection Camp Invitees
Aug. 03, 2007
July 2007 Rule Clarifications and Plays
July 31, 2007
Rule Book Clarification - Rule 8, Section 7 K
Eighth Pan American Championship
July 28, 2007
USA Secures Spot in Championship Game
July 27, 2007
USA Shuts out Cuba
July 26, 2007
USA Softball Opens with 2 0 Record
July 25, 2007
USA Women at XV Pan American Games
July 22, 2007