Arizona State University’s Amber Freeman will join the roster of the USA Softball Women’s National Team, according to the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball. A catcher for the Sun Devils, she will begin play at the World Cup of Softball on July 11 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Freeman participated in a three-day selection camp in early June and was named to the 18-person women’s national team roster this morning. She will compete in three separate events in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Freeman has already played at the national level as a member of the 2010-11 USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team, where she joined ASU teammate Dallas Escobedo and took home a Gold Medal in Cape Town, South Africa, in the ISF Junior Women’s World Championship.
Freeman earlier was selected as the Pac-12 Softball Player of the Year for 2013. The sophomore also was a first team all-conference selection alongside Escobedo and teammate Cheyenne Coyle. Freeman is the first Sun Devil softball player to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Year since 2009, when Kaitlin Cochran earned the honor.
Freeman had a strong season for ASU in 2013. She led the team with 62 hits and a .358 average. She also slugged 16 home runs and drove in 58, and committed just a single error in 287 chances behind the plate.