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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa assistant softball coach and Hawkeye alum Stacy (May) Johnson has accepted an invitation to try out for the 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team.
“It is a great opportunity to try out for the USA Softball National Team and an outstanding opportunity to represent our country,” said Johnson. “This is a great honor for me and Iowa softball. I hope to represent this program and our alumni well.”
The 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp will be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., June 12-17.
The approximately 17 athletes selected to the USA Softball roster will compete in six different events in three countries. Fans in the United States will get four opportunities to see the team in action with three exhibition stops scheduled as well as the World Cup of Softball VI, July 21-25, in Oklahoma City.
The 2011 Women’s National Team will also seek the program’s eighth Pan American Championship title at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 17-23.
Johnson, who played for the Hawkeyes from 2003-06, recently wrapped up her professional career with the Chicago Bandits after being one of the most decorated players in National Professional Fastpitch League (NPF) history.
The shortstop was named NPF Rookie of the Year in 2006 and NPF League MVP in 2008 and 2010. She was a three-time NPF All-Star (2006, 2008 and 2010) and helped lead the Bandits to the 2008 NPF team championship.
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