Eagles Nearly Break into the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll
Tuesday, April 07, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU softball team received 20 votes in this week's ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll the Amateur Softball Association announced on Tuesday.

This is the fifth time that the Eagles have earned votes in the ESPN.com national poll.

FGCU has a 40-6 overall record, including winning 32 of their last 34 games. Senior Cheyenne Jenks (Naples, Fla.) leads the team with a .476 batting average. Jenks also has 21 home runs, 65 RBI, and a 1.056 slugging percentage. Cat McDaniel (Melbourne, Fla.) continues to anchor the FGCU pitching staff with her 18-0 record. McDaniel has an ERA of 2.00 and has pitched 13 complete games, including five shutouts.

About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.

About USA Softball
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 eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.