Grieve invited to Team USA Softball selection camp

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced on Friday that Tennessee senior Kelly Grieve has accepted an invitation to the 2011 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp to be held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., over June 12-17.

She will join Lady Vol teammate Raven Chavanne as one of 37 total attendees vying for 17 spots on the final USA Softball roster that will compete in six events in three different countries. UT sophomore Kat Dotson was previously included on the invite list, but was forced to withdraw from consideration because of a pre-existing injury.

Fans in the United States will have four opportunities to see the squad in action with three exhibition stops scheduled (Plant City, Fla., Salem, Va., and Bowie, Md.) as well as the World Cup of Softball VI, July 21-25, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The 2011 Women’s National Team will also seek its eighth Pan American Championship crown at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, over Oct. 17-23.

Grieve recently wrapped up her stay at Rocky Top by helping guide the Big Orange to a 49-12 overall record, to the program’s second Southeastern Conference Tournament title and to its eighth-straight NCAA Regional berth.

The Asheville, N.C., native, a 2011 second team All-SEC selection, posted a .376 batting average with 48 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples, five HR’s, 21 stolen bases and 37 RBIs during her final campaign clad in the Orange & White. The 5-4 center fielder completed her stint in Knoxville as one of only two Lady Vols (former All-American Lindsay Schutzler is the other) to record 200 hits, 100 runs and 100 stolen bases during her playing career. She is also listed throughout the UT record book, rating second all-time in stolen bases (104) and triples (12), fifth in runs scored (183), seventh in hits (265), ninth in total bases (341) and 11th in batting average (.370) while tallying 65 multi-hit games. Grieve was often at her best in the biggest contests, completing her time at Tennessee with a .431 career batting mark in NCAA Tournament match-ups.

USA SOFTBALL WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION CAMP INVITEES

Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif./California)
Ashley Holcombe-Bell (Fayetteville, Ga./Alabama)

Ashley Brignac (River Ridge, La./ULL)
Katelyn Boyd (Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona State)
Megan Bush (Anaheim Hills, Calif./Florida)
Whitney Canion (Aledo, Texas/Baylor)

Kaylyn Castillo (Norco, Calif./Arizona State)
RAVEN CHAVANNE (THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF./TENNESSEE)
Kaitlin Cochran (Yorba Linda, Calif./Arizona State)

Cheyenne Coyle (West Hills, Calif./Florida)
Brigette Del Ponte (Peoria, Ariz./Arizona)
Dallas Escobedo (Glendale, Ariz./Arizona State)

KELLY GRIEVE (ASHEVILLE, N.C./TENNESSEE)
Andrea Harrison (Garden Grove, Calif./UCLA)

Jolene Henderson (Elk Grove, Calif./California)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas)
Molly Johnson (Tucson, Ariz./Kentucky)
Stacy Johnson (Reno, Nev./Iowa)
Ashley Lane (Escondido, Calif./Michigan)
Megan Langenfeld (Bakersfield, Calif./UCLA)
Whitney Larsen (Vestavia Hills, Ala./Alabama)
Jenae Leles (Sacramento, Calif./Arizona)

Annie Lockwood (Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona State)
Blaire Luna (Austin, Texas/Texas)
Meagan May (Spring, Texas/Texas A&M)

Jen Mineau (Schaghticoke, N.Y./Fordham)
Michelle Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida)

Christine Orgeron (New Orleans, La./ULL)
Jenna Rich (El Segundo, Calif./Stanford)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma)
Brittany Schutte (Fountain Valley, Calif./Florida)
Jessica Shults (Valencia, Calif./Oklahoma)
Jordan Taylor (Valencia, Calif./Michigan)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri)
Chelsea Thomas (Pleasantville, Iowa/Missouri)
Niki Williams (Mission Viejo, Calif./Washington)
Shawna Wright (Lancaster, Calif./Washington)


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