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CREGER SELECTED TO USA SOFTBALL WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

TU senior Aimee Creger was named to the USA Softball Women's National Team.
TU senior Aimee Creger was named to the USA Softball Women's National Team.
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June 14, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - University of Tulsa pitcher Aimee Creger was named to the USA Softball Women's National Team following a three-day selection camp, the Amateur Softball Association of America and USA Softball announced Friday.

Creger, a senior from Yukon, Okla., is the first TU student-athlete to represent the United States as a member of the USA Softball national team. She and the rest of the 18-player roster will compete in three events this summer, beginning with the World Cup of Softball at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City July 11-14.

"I'm so blessed to be in this position and to be given this opportunity," Creger said. "I get to play with the best talent out there, and to be able to represent the USA. I've played against these girls, and now I actually get to play with them and create new friendships with them. Hopefully we'll get to experience winning together against some of the greatest teams out there and hopefully get the USA back in the No. 1 spot."

The Women's National Team will also play in the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship July 16-22 in Surrey, B.C., Canada, and at the International Softball Federation Women's World Championship/Pan American Games qualifier Aug. 5-18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Creger is a two-time All-American, including third team in 2013, and was the 2013 Conference USA Pitcher of the Year. In 2013, she posted 25-7 record, 1.15 ERA and 286 strikeouts, allowing 38 runs, 33 earned runs and 123 hits in 200.2 innings. She set school single-season records for wins, strikeouts, complete games (26) and strikeouts per seven innings (9.98). Her ERA ranked fourth in the NCAA, 9.98 strikeouts-per-seven-inning average ranked 11th, and the 4.33 hits allowed per seven innings ranked 13th in the nation.

Creger is one of four Tulsa softball players to represent the U.S. in international competition. TU senior Jill Barrett and former Golden Hurricane players Samantha Cobb and Caitlin Everett competed for the USA Baseball Women's National Team at the IABF World Cup in 2012.

 

 

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Below is the roster for the 2013 USA Softball Women's National Team:
Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif./California 2012)
Lauren Chamberlain (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Oklahoma junior)
Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Tennessee 2013)
Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Michigan 2012)
Aimee Creger (Yukon, Okla./Tulsa senior)
Amber Freeman (Lakewood, Calif./Arizona State junior)
Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md./Tennessee 2013)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas 2013)
Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo./Missouri 2013)
Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Oklahoma senior)
Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif./Oregon 2013)
Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida 2012)
Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla./South Florida senior)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma 2013)
Kourtney Salvarola (Arnold, Md./South Florida senior)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri 2011)
Taylor Thom (Cedar Park, Texas/Texas senior)
Lindsey Ziegenhirt (Elk Grove, Calif./California 2013)