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Christina Drumm selected as USA Softball of Southern California Commissioner

July 17, 2020, 5:18 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization announced today that Christina Drumm (Oceanside, Calif.) has been appointed as Commissioner for USA Softball of Southern California.  Drumm will assume responsibilities beginning September 1, 2020 following the retirement of Commissioner and past USA Softball President, Phil Gutierrez.

“I’m extremely honored to be selected as the Commissioner of USA Softball of Southern California,” said Drumm. “I appreciate the leadership and vision Commissioner Phil Gutierrez has provided to SoCal during his tenure. I look forward to working with SoCal’s dedicated and passionate staff to continue building relationships with our members and increased opportunity to play with USAS SoCal.”

Prior to taking on the role of Commissioner, Drumm held the position of Deputy Commissioner for USA Softball of Southern California and was a member of the National Umpire Staff as the Western Territory Deputy Director. A member of the USA Softball Council and USA Softball of Southern California Board of Directors since 2011, Drumm has also served as the Committee Chair for ASA Properties and the annual Umpire Manual publication. Planning and monitoring the budget for the USA Softball of Southern California Local Association, Drumm has also used knowledge of new and emerging multimedia teaching techniques to create an implement training programs for multiple age groups and experience levels. A lead lecturer for numerous national and regional umpire clinics across the U.S., she has managed and coached performance skills to officials and volunteers and assisted in the overall membership process and championship play within the Southern Californian community.

Earlier this year, Drumm was selected to the staff of officials for the XXXII Olympic Summer Games softball competitions because of her extensive international umpiring experience. Drumm’s international resume includes getting the call at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Americas Softball Olympic Qualifier, a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in addition to the World Cup of Softball five times, the 2009 Chinese National Games, 2016 Japan All-Star Series and WBSC Junior Women’s and Women’s World Championships. A member of the San Diego County Sports Hall of Fame class of 2011, Drumm received her WBSC certification in 2003 and was named to the USA Softball National Umpiring Staff in 2015.

Drumm is a graduate of California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) with a Masters of Public Health with an emphasis in health promotion and education, in addition to her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in health science. 

Outside of USA Softball, Drumm continues to work as a program coordinator for the CSUSM Kinesiology Department and substitute teacher for the Oceanside Unified School District.

For more information on USA Softball of Southern California, please visit socal.usasoftball.com. Drumm can be reached at drumm.chris.socal.asa@gmail.com or (760) 473-4873.

About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) 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 & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS 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.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS 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, USAS 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 USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.