Former Olympian Michele Smith Shares Tips With Emory Softball Team
Michele Smith, a two-time softball gold medalist, stopped by the
Emory team’s practice on Thursday, Apr. 7, and shared some of
her insight and wisdom to the Eagles.
Smith was a key member of the pitching staff and helped the USA softball team to the gold medal at the 1996 (Atlanta) and 2000 Olympics (Sydney), posting a 2-0 record in circle in 1996 before compiling an ERA of 0.00 over 27 2/3 innings in 2000. A two-time All-American while at Oklahoma State, she played professionally in Japan for 16 years.
The Emory team obviously paid attention to what Michele had to say as the Eagles posted a doubleheader sweep of LaGrange on Friday before earning a pair of wins against Rhodes followed by a victory over Spleman College on Saturday.
Emory, 32-2-1 on the year and ranked No. 2 nationally among Division III teams, returns to action on Saturday (Apr. 16) when it plays a doubleheader at Berry.