Two Former Hawkeyes Enjoying Successful Summer

July 14, 2008

IOWA CITY – Former Hawkeye standouts Stacy May and Emily Nichols are both enjoying successful summers playing professional softball in the National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) league for the Chicago Bandits.

May, who started every game of her collegiate career at Iowa from 2003-06, leads the Bandits with 23 hits and is tied for with three home runs. May is currently batting .311 with nine RBI. In 2007, May led the Bandits with 39 hits, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored. In her rookie season with the Bandits in 2006, May was named the Nokoma American Glove Rookie of the Year and was also an all- NPF selection.

While at Iowa, May was a two-time all-Big Ten selection and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2003.

Nichols is in her first season with Bandits after being selected in the 2008 NPF Draft as the ninth overall selection (third pick, second round). She is currently batting .333 with two RBI and one run scored in her rookie campaign.

Emily Nichols is in her rookie season with the Chicago Bandits.

Nichols finished her career at Iowa with both the single season and career home run record. She was also a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Mideast all-Regional selection.

The Bandits are currently 13-10 and have 24 games left in the 2008 season.