"This is a tremendous honor not only for Courtney, but for the SEC, Mississippi State University and our softball program," Miller said. "Every player dreams of representing their country on the international level growing up and Courtney is getting that chance in just more than a month. We are very proud of all of her accomplishments."
Over thirty of the nation's top collegiate players participated in a selection camp for the team, June 8-11, in Chula Vista, Calif., before the roster was trimmed down to 17 players last week. The World University team will play a scrimmage against the USA Softball Women's National Team on July 10 in Irvine, Calif., before departing for Taiwan. Upon their return to the United States, they will stop off in Chicago for a four game series against the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch league, July 26-30.
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women's National Team is one of the only two women's sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996.
The U.S. women have also won seven World Championship titles including the last five consecutive. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com.