ASU Softball: Freeman Named To U.S. National Team

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.

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