Flores Selected in NPF Draft

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 10, 2010

Feb. 10, 2010

NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma softball senior Amber Flores (Calexico, Calif.) was selected by the USSSA Pride in the 2010 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft. Flores was taken fifth overall with the first pick in the second round.

“I’m very excited about joining the Pride family,” Flores said. “It’s an honor, and I’m grateful to be able to represent the University of Oklahoma. This wouldn’t have been possible without our coaching staff and my teammates.”

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Lauren Johnson of Texas was the only other Big 12 player taken in the draft. Flores will face the fourth overall pick, Michigan’s Nikki Nemitz, on Friday when the Sooners open the 2010 campaign at Dot Richardson’s National Collegiate Softball Invitational in Clermont, Fla.

Oklahoma has now had 14 players drafted to the NPF league since its inaugural draft prior to the 2004 season. Flores joins Sooner alums Samantha Ricketts, D.J. Mathis, Savannah Long, Susan Ogden, Lauren Eckermann, Norrelle Dickson, Heather Scaglione, Kami Keiter, Christina Enea, Erin Evans, Christy Ring, Leah Gulla and Kristin Vesely who were all drafted by the league.

Due to NCAA regulations, an active college senior-athlete may not sign with her respective franchise until their 2009 college season is over.

National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Denver, Colo. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names Women’s Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL).

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