Wednesday, May 30, 2007
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University head softball coach Joyce Maudie, rising senior 1st baseman, Katie Anderson, and rising sophomore middle infielders, Bridget Metzger and Tamara Perkins have been selected to participate in a youth education program held in conjunction with the 2007 NCAA Softball World Series. The clinics are scheduled for Saturday morning, June 2 and Sunday morning, June 3 at the Putnam City Optimist Softball Complex, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The National Youth Sports Corporation (NYSC) staff organizes and conducts Youth Education through Sports (YES) Clinics, which are offered at various NCAA championship sites. This clinic is designed to teach boys and girls the "fun" in fundamentals of sports and life. Maudie, Anderson, Metzger and Perkins will each travel to Oklahoma City, Okla., the site of the championships. Maudie will serve as a director while each of the selected softball team members will serve as student-athlete instructors at the clinics. "It is a great honor to be chosen to participate in the YES clinic as representatives from Tennessee State University. Katie, Bridget, Tamara and I are looking forward to this outstanding event. It will be a great learning experience and a lot of fun to work with these young, enthusiastic softball participants," said Maudie. "An added perk is having an opportunity to attend the college world series. The atmosphere in the stadium is incredible and our student-athletes will be able to watch and learn from some of the top softball players, playing for the best programs in the country. It will be a great series!"