Gamby to Play on USA Softball Elite Team

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ASHLAND, OhioFormer Marshall softball player Rebecca Gamby has been chosen to play on the USA Softball Elite team, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of American announced Wednesday.

Gamby was participating in the USA Softball Women’s National Team selection camp in Ashland, Ohio this past week and was competing against 20 players for the final five spots on the national team roster. She was the first Marshall softball player to participate in the selection camp.

The Thundering Herd’s former four-year catcher did earn a roster spot the USA Elite team, which will participate in a series of exhibition games with the national team over the course of the next six days. The first doubleheader is scheduled for Summersville, W.Va. on Thursday beginning at 6 p.m.  The two teams will also match-up on Monday, June 18 in Ashland, Ohio.

The Ohio native led Marshall during her senior season in batting average with a career high mark of .348 and runs batted in with 31. She also collected 56 hits and twelve doubles, both second of the team. Gamby started each game during this past season that saw her squad finish third in the Conference USA regular season and runner-ups in the C-USA tournament.

For a complete USA Softball schedule, including ticket information for the upcoming exhibition games, please visit

USA Elite team upcoming schedule:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Exhibition doubleheader at 6 p.m. (Gates open at 3 p.m.) Women’s National Team vs. Women’s Elite National Team Summersville, W.Va. - Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park Tickets: Call 1-304-872-3722 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-304-872-3722     end_of_the_skype_highlighting; $15 - General Admission; $20.00 – VIP; $25.00 – Premium


Monday, June 18, 2012 Exhibition doubleheader at 6:00 p.m. Women’s National Team vs. Women’s Elite National Team Ashland, Ohio - Brookside Park Tickets: $15


USA Elite team roster:

Lexy Bennett (Kingwood, Texas/Texas 2012)

Katelyn Boyd (Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona State 2012) Elizabeth Caporuscio (Lake Arrowhead, Calif./Arizona State sophomore) Lauren Chamberlain (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Oklahoma sophomore) Dallas Escobedo  (Glendale, Ariz./Arizona State junior) Rebecca Gamby (Mount Victory, Ohio/Marshall 2012) Jolene Henderson (Elk Grove, Calif./California senior) Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas senior) Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Oklahoma junior) Meagan May (Spring, Texas/Texas A&M senior) Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla./South Florida junior) Ellen Renfroe (Jackson, Tenn./Tennessee junior) Janine Richardson (Auburndale, Fla./South Florida 2012) Madison Shipman (Valencia, Calif./Tennessee junior) Lindsey Ziegenhirt (Elk Grove, Calif./California senior)

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