IRVINE, Calif. (press release)—Tennessee freshman infielder Meghan Gregg has been named to the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team, as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball on Monday.
Following a two-day selection process, 17 athletes and three alternates were selected to represent the United States as a member of the 2015 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team (JWNT). The 2015 team will compete in the International Softball Federation (ISF) Junior Women’s World Championship from August 9-15 in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the World Cup of Softball X in July in Southern California.
Cal State Northridge head coach Tairia Flowers is the head coach of the JWNT and she will be assisted by Fresno State head coach Trisha Ford, Texas-Arlington head coach Kristie Fox and Florida head coach Tim Walton.
“We have a good mix of speed and power and I’m very excited to see what we can do defensively,” Flowers said. “Overall, we have a good group of girls and will head into the summer with some experience with athletes having a full college season under their belt. We’ve also got a few young ones who will just be finishing up their high school careers. The staff and I are looking forward to the summer and we know that these girls will be ready to go when we head to Oklahoma City for the ISF World Championships.”
Gregg is an accomplished infielder and will make her Tennessee debut next month when the Lady Vols open their 2015 season. She was the 2014 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year for the state of Georgia, leading Flint River Academy to the GISA state title while hitting .766 with seven homers and 31 RBIs as high school senior. Gregg is a two-time GISA Player of the Year and led Flint River to three state titles.
Gregg becomes the 12th Tennessee player to make a USA Softball team (Women’s National Team, Junior Women’s National Team, University Games Team, Elite Team), joining Monica Abbott, Raven Chavanne, Sarah Fekete, Erin Gabriel,Lauren Gibson, Kelly Grieve, Tiffany Huff, Ellen Renfroe, Lindsay Schutzler, Madison Shipman and Cheyanne Tarango.
Tennessee begins its 2015 season against Ohio on Feb. 6 in the Kennesaw State Tournament in Kennesaw, GA.