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Moments in TSU History: Softball's First Pro, Antionette Armstrong
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Moments in TSU History: Softball's First Pro, Antionette Armstrong

Recognizing one of the most accomplished softball players in Tennessee State University history.

In 2003, Antionette Armstrong made TSU and OVC history, becoming the first softball player to participate in the Women's Professional Softball League.

Following her career at Tennessee State, Armstrong played the 2004 season with the Akron Racers of the National Professional Fastpitch League.

While playing for TSU, Armstrong set a handful of records.

Armstrong holds school career record for highest batting average with a .353 line. She also is TSU's career leader in slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

Armstrong also holds several single-season records as her 2001 season is arguably the best season that any Tiger has had to date.

In 2001, Armstrong set the single-season record for hits, doubles, triples, batting average and on-base percentage. Her eight triples, .398 average and 30 runs are records that still stand today.

Her stellar 2001 campaign earned her all-conference honors, becoming the first Tiger along with teammate Jo Sharp to be selected to the OVC's first-team.

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