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Danielle Cox Named All-American

May 27, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida State softball senior Danielle Cox was
named to the 1999 Louisville Slugger NCAA All-American team today. Cox was
the only player from the Atlantic Coast Conference to be named a first-team
All-American.

“This is an honor well deserved for Danielle,” Head Coach JoAnne
Graf said. “She earned it after all her hard work this year. She had a
dream season, breaking two FSU records and being a national leader while
playing a tough schedule. I’m really proud of her.”

The left fielder from Anniston, Alabama started all 66 games this
season and led the country in stolen bases and was 18th in batting average.
She led the Atlantic Coast Conference and the team in stolen bases (73),
batting average (.432) and hits (98). Cox was named the ACC Player of the
Week for March 16, was the MVP for the 1999 ACC Softball Championships and
was named to the All-Southeast Region Team. She was also named to the
Tallahassee Democrat/FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team and finished the
1999 season on a ten game hitting streak, including an inside-the-park
homerun and triple against North Carolina in the ACC Championships. She
broke into the Florida State record book this season, finishing her career
as the career leader in batting average (.366), third in career stolen
bases and broke the single season records for hits (98) and stolen bases
(73).

Cox was the first Lady Seminole ever invited to the USA Softball
National Team Festival in Fresno, California. She will vie for one of the
five remaining spots on the 1999 Softball Women’s National Team that will
compete in the 1999 Pan-American Games. She earned ASA All-American honors
last summer and broke the Women’s Major ASA 22-year old batting record with
her .688 average at the national tournament.

This is the second time Cox has been named an All-American as she
won the award her freshman year at Gulf Coast Community College. Cox will
spend the summer playing for the Georgia Pride out of Columbus, GA.

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