February 25, 1999
The #21 Florida State Lady Seminole Softball team (6-5-1) will travel to Columbus, Georgia this weekend to compete in the NFCA Leadoff Classic. FSU will take on Colorado State and #8 Nebraska on Friday, February 26 and #11t DePaul on Saturday, February 27. Bracket play begins on Sunday, February 28.
The Lady Seminoles traveled to Auburn on Tuesday to take on the Tigers in a double-header. The first game went to 10 innings where Christy Cerecedes hit a sacrifice fly to bring in LaTanya Mitchell to score the winning run. Jen White drove in Danielle Cox for the insurance run and the Lady Seminoles went three up, three down in the bottom of the inning to clinch the win. The second game was scoreless in the bottom of the fifth inning when it was called due to darkness.
30 – The Number of Wins to 1,000
Dr. JoAnne Graf enters her 21st season as the Head Coach at FSU and holds a 970-265-6 career record and is only 30 wins away from the 1,000 mark. Dr. Graf has led the Lady Seminoles to five College World Series appearances, 13 NCAA Regional appearances, six ACC Championships and 12 seasons of 50+ wins, including two seasons of 60+ wins. Through her coaching, Dr. Graf has produced 11 All-Americans, including three first team selections.
The Lady Seminoles will take on two top 10 ten and could face five others in bracket play:
2/26 Colorado State 2:30pm
#8 Nebraska 5:30pm
2/27 #11t DePaul 12:30pm
2/28 Bracket Play* TBA
* FSU could face #4 Washington, #9 LSU, #11t Oklahoma, #14 Stanford and #18 Arizona State
Team leaders as of February 24, 1999:
BATTING AVERAGE: Danielle Cox .405 HITS: Danielle Cox 17 DOUBLES: Jesse McGregor 2 TRIPLES: Tami Post 2 HOMERUNS: Jennifer White 2 RBI'S: Christy Cerecedes 8 STOLEN BASES: Danielle Cox 13
Leslie Malerich 38.1
Leslie Malerich 1.46
Jennifer White 22
Stacy Venable 0
Stacy Venable 0
What an honor!
Senior Stacy Venable is one of 16 students-athletes in the ACC to be awarded the 1999 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship. Each student receives $5,000 toward their postgraduate education. Venable was chosen based on her exceptional performance in the classroom, on the field and in the community. She will continue her education as a full time student after graduation.
FSU vs s TOP 25
The Lady Seminoles will face eight top 25 teams this season: #5 Michigan,#6 South Florida, #8 Nebraska, #10 Massachusetts, #11 DePaul,#20 Florida, #22 Minnesota and #23 Hostra. Other possible top 25 opponents include#4 Washington, #9 LSU, #11 Oklahoma, #14 Stanford and #18 Arizona State at the NFCA Leadoff Classic; #7 Texas, #15 Oklahoma State, #16 Iowa, #19 Alabama and #24 Illinois-Chicago at the USF Speedline Invitational; and #1 Fresno State in the FSU Invitational
What a Steal!
Dana Bailey holds the sixth spot in the career recod books for stolen bases with 44. She is second on the team with eight steals this season (Danielle Cox holds the top spot with 12).
COX MAKES FSU HISTORY
Senior Danielle Cox has left her mark on FSU softball history as she became the first Seminole softball player to be selected for the Coca-Cola USA Softball National Team Festival in Fresno, California. Cox is among 50 of the nation's finest women's fast pitch softball players, which also includes members of the 1998 World Championship team, chosen to participate in the festival June 8-14. Cox will compete 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 this summer and broke the Women's Major ASA 22-year old batting record with her .688 average at the national tournament.
LAST TIME OUT...
The Lady Seminoles won a tough game with the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday, taking the game to 10 innings but winning it 4-2. The second game was scoreless when it was called due to darkness. Jen White picthed the entire first game, giving up eight hits but stiking out five Tigers. In the second game, Jesse McGregor had a double and Leslie Malerich pitched the game, giving up only two hits.
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