UNC’s Kristen Brown named to Elite team
After a strong showing at the National Team Selection Camp, Tar Heel senior Kristen Brown was selected to the 2016 USA Softball Women’s Elite Team by the Women’s National Team Selection Committee. Brown is one of 18 athletes named to the Elite Team roster, in addition to the 18 that were chosen for the 2016 Women’s National Team, as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and USA Softball on Friday. Brown was among 40 athletes that participated at the National Team Selection Camp earlier this week at Bill Barber Park in Irvine, California.
The second Tar Heel ever to be invited to try out for Team USA, Brown is the first to earn a spot on a roster. Two-time All-American Tiffany Tolleson ’03 attended the 2003 U.S. selection camp, while Natalie Anter ’02 was the first Tar Heel to represent her country at an Olympic Games, playing for the Italian National Team in Athens in 2004.
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