Women’s National Team announced as Best of November finalist for Team USA Awards presented by Dow

Nov. 30, 2018, 11:49 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced the finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of November, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month. Of the finalists, the USA Softball Women’s National Team (WNT) was recognized for their outstanding performance at the 2018 Japan Cup, where the Red, White and Blue claimed the title to cap off a perfect 20-0 international season. 


Proving why they are No. 1 in the world, Team USA went 4-0, including back-to-back wins over world-ranked No. 2 Japan in Takasaki City, Japan. Outscoring opponents 31-4, the Red, White and Blue dominated the field of play with three shutout performances. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through midnight Tuesday, Dec. 4.


A total of 11 sports – including boxing, diving, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, Para track and field, softball, speedskating, water ski, weightlifting and wheelchair tennis –  are represented among the 13 finalists across men’s, women’s and team categories. The finalists’ collective accomplishments tell the inspiring story of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes year-round. In addition to Dow, the presenting sponsor, the Team USA Awards are supported by DICK’S Sporting Goods and USG.


About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations, and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 


As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.