NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma left fielder Norrelle Dickson has been selected for the 2006 World University Games roster, announced USA Softball on Monday. Dickson will be one of 17 collegiate players representing the U.S. at the Championships July 15-23 in Tainan City, Taiwan.
The selection caps off an outstanding junior season for the OU left fielder who picked up her second All-American selection of her career after leading the Big 12 in four different offensive categories. Additionally, she collected All-Midwest Region and All-Big 12 first team honors while finishing fifth in the country with a .449 batting average.
Dickson is no stranger to the USA scene as she was a member of the 2003 USA Softball National Elite Team and a player on the 2004 USA Elite Team that the won the inaugural World University Softball Championship in 2004.
Over 30 of the nation’s top collegiate players were invited to a selection camp for the team, June 8-11, in Chula Vista, Calif. Joining Dickson on the final list of 17 are Callista Balko (Tucson, Ariz., Arizona); Tina Boutelle (Katy, Texas, Texas); Courtney Bures (Haymarket, Va., Mississippi State); Katie Burkhart (San Luis Obispo, Ariz., Arizona State); Christina Clark (Santa Ana, Calif., Fresno State); Kaitlin Cochran (Yorba Linda, Calif., Arizona State); Sarah Fekete (Maryville, Tenn., Tennessee); Samantha Findlay (Lockport, Ill., Michigan); Kristie Fox (San Diego, Calif., Arizona); Lauren Lappin (Anaheim, Calif., Stanford); Brianne McGowan (Reno, Nev., Oregon State); Cambria Miranda (Camarillo, Calif., Oregon State); Jackie Rinehart (Reno, Nev., Stanford); Jennie Ritter (Dexter, Mich., Michigan); Lindsay Schutzler (Monterey, Calif., Tennessee) and Angela Tincher (Eagle Rock, Va., Virginia Tech).
The World University Team will be coached by Head Coach Carol Hutchins (Head Coach at Michigan), Assistant Coach Mike Larabee (Head Coach at Wright State), Assistant Coach Mark Lumley (Assistant Coach at Baylor) and Assistant Coach Jay Miller (Head Coach at Mississippi State).
The World University team will play a scrimmage against the USA Softball Women’s National Team on July 10 in Irvine, Calif., before departing for Taiwan. Upon their return to the United States they will stop off in Chicago for a four game series against the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch league, July 26-30.