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Aug. 23, 2000

University of Tulsa's First-Year Head Softball Coach James Pinkerton announced today the appointment of former Hurricane standout Angela Fuller as an assistant coach. He also named Dawn Reed, last year's third baseman for the team, as a graduate assistant coach.

Fuller, 24, enters her first collegiate coaching position. She has served the past year as a graduate assistant for academic advisement in the TU athletic department.

During her career, Fuller played first base and pitcher for the Golden Hurricane from 1995-98. She holds the school record for batting average with a .328 average, and is also the school leader with a .495 slugging percentage.

She was an all-Missouri Valley Conference selection as the designated player her sophomore season, and earned all-Midwest Region merits that season and as a senior as well. Fuller holds the school records for home runs in a season (12) and career (19). She saw most of her pitching action as a freshman in 28 games and a 3.88 earned run average. Fuller made just 20 pitching appearances in her final three seasons.

"Angela is a solid addition to our coaching staff. She knows the school and the players, and she is familiar with my coaching philosophy," said Pinkerton. "Her knowledge of TU and the game of softball, particularly pitching, will be a great asset to our program."

Dawn Reed, Tulsa's third baseman for the past four seasons, will serve as a graduate assistant coach for the Golden Hurricane softball team. In four seasons, Reed started 208 of 215 games and had a .275 batting average.

Reed completed her career ranked second all-time in hits with 173, while her 69 runs scored is the most in school history. As a senior, Reed posted a .272 batting average, .344 slugging percentage and a fielding percentage of .909 at third base.

"I have known Dawn for a number of years through the amateur softball association in Oklahoma," said Pinkerton. "She was a very good collegiate player, and have no doubt that she'll be an even greater coach."