September 9, 2008
Athletics Department to honor Tincher Saturday
Ceremony to take place before football game

BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech Athletics Department will honor former Hokie softball player Angela Tincher in a ceremony Saturday on Worsham Field before the football game against Georgia Tech. Kickoff is slated for a little after 3:30 p.m., and the ceremony will take place after the teams leave the field after warm-ups.

Tincher will be presented with three of the major five awards she won this past year – the USA National Softball Player of the Year, the Honda Award for Softball and the ACC Female Athlete of the Year. She also won the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and was named the Academic All-American of the Year for softball.

The Eagle Rock, Va., native went 123-35 over four years with a 0.78 ERA and 2,149 strikeouts - the third most in NCAA softball history at any level. She was a three-time All-American as well as a three-time Academic All-American and is one of only two players in NCAA history to record 600 or more strikeouts in two different seasons. She led the nation in ERA her junior and senior years and also led the nation in strikeouts her final year, helping her earn National Player of the Year honors, as well as lead the Hokies to the first Women’s College World Series appearance.

After finishing her eligibility, she played this past summer in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and earned all-league honors after leading the league in strikeouts. She is currently serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the Hokies this fall.

Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 3:15 for the ceremony, taking into account security checks at the gates.

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