ASHLAND, Ohio - Alabama All-American pitcher Jackie Traina (Naples, Fla.) was one of five players added to the final roster for the 2012 USA Softball Women's National Team. In January, 12 athletes were named to the National Team and this week twenty additional players attended the USA Softball Women's National Team selection camp in Ashland, Ohio, to compete for the final spots on the roster.
Traina joins Team USA mainstay Ashley Holcombe-Bell as the other Crimson Tide great on the roster. Just two days after leading Alabama to its first national title in program history, Traina left for the invitation only tryout in Ashland and made the team despite throwing every pitch for the Tide in the Women's College World Series.
The USA Women's National team will compete in six different events in the United States and Canada. Fans in the United States will get four opportunities to see the team in action with two exhibition stops scheduled as well as the Title IX 40th Anniversary Celebration Game against Canada on June 23, and the World Cup of Softball VII presented by Lumber Liquidators, June 27- July 2, in Oklahoma City.
Following the World Cup, the Women's National Team is slated to compete July 4-9, at the Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada, and July 13-22, at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.