Two University of South Florida players were selected to the 18-player USA Softball Women's National Team.
Left-handed pitcher Sara Nevins and shortstop Kourtney Salvarola, both rising seniors who were first-team All-Big East selections for USF, were picked for the team, which competes this summer during three separate events in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
USF's Ken Eriksen is head coach for the team, which opens in the July 11-14 World Cup of Softball at Oklahoma City.
“This is such an honor and it's something I've wanted to do since I was a little girl,” Salvarola said. “Ir's softball at one of the highest possible levels and we can't wait for everything that is ahead of us.”
Nevins and Salvarola were picked after a three-day selection camp at Oklahoma City.
“It says a lot that USF will be well-represented,” said Nevins, the Big East pitcher of the year. “This wasn't something I really thought about or visualized growing up because I wasn't sure how far I was going to take softball. But it's definitely an honor and I know Kourtney and I will be happy to represent our country.”