LEXINGTON, KY - MAY 9, 2013: The Tennessee Lady Vols Logo on the bag and helmet of Senior third baseman Raven Chavanne #88 during the game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers on the second day of the SEC softball tournament at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, KY. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics
Oklahoma City, OK--(UTSports) Tennessee's Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson are among 32 invitees for the 2013 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp, as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball on Monday. The camp will be held June 10-12 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Gibson was been a member of the U.S. Senior National Team in 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Gibson led the U.S. team with a .500 batting average and tied for the team lead with 24 hits.
Thirty-two athletes will vie for 17 spots on the 2013 USA Softball Women's National Team roster which will be announced on Friday, June 14.
During the three-day selection process athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games. The event will be open to the public and also streamed live on www.USASoftball.com.
Following selection camp, the 17 athletes selected to the USA Softball roster will compete in three separate events in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fans in the United States will get an opportunity to see the team in action as they look to defend their 2012 Gold Medal at the World Cup of Softball VIII, July 11- 14, in Oklahoma City. For ticket information click here.
Following the World Cup, the Women's National Team is slated to compete July 16-22 at the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada and August 5-18 at an International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship/Pan American Games qualifier in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The 32 athletes who have accepted an invitation to try-out for the Women's National Team are:
Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif./California 2012)
B.B. Bates (Victorville, Calif./UCLA junior)
Cassidy Bell (Bakersfield, Calif./Penn State senior)
Megan Blank (Culver City, Calif./Iowa sophomore)
Whitney Canion (Aledo, Texas/Baylor RS junior)
Lauren Chamberlain (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Oklahoma sophomore)
Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Tennessee senior)
Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Michigan 2012)
Aimee Creger (Yukon, Okla./Tulsa junior)
Sam Fischer (Simi Valley, Calif./Loyola Marymount 2012)
Amber Freeman (Lakewood, Calif./Arizona State sophomore)
Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md./Tennessee senior)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas senior)
Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo./Missouri senior)
Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore./Washington junior)
Stephany LaRosa (Diamond Bar, Calif./UCLA sophomore)
Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Oklahoma junior)
Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif./Oregon senior)
Nicole Morgan (The Woodlands, Texas/Texas A&M junior)
Michele Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida 2012)
Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla./South Florida junior)
Alexa Peterson (Salem, Ore./Oregon junior)
Janine Richardson (Auburndale, Fla./South Florida 2012)
Lindsey Richardson (Estero, Fla./South Florida senior)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma senior)
Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla./Florida junior)
Kourtney Salvarola (Arnold, Md./South Florida junior)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri 2011)
Taylor Thom (Cedar Park, Texas/Texas junior)
Jordan Wallace (Weatherford, Texas/Louisiana-Lafayette sophomore)
Hallie Wilson (Santa Ana, Calif./Arizona sophomore)
Lindsey Ziegenhirt (Elk Grove, Calif./California senior)
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