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Christi Orgeron Invited To Tryout With USA National Team

The honors continue to roll in for outfielder Christi Orgeron,  a senior with Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun softball team.

On Thursday, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) announced that Orgeron has been  invited to try out for the 2012 USA Softball Women’s National Team for the second consecutive year.

Orgeron, who was a member of the USA National Team in 2011, is one of just 21 athletes in the nation to receive an invitation to try out for the team.

The New Orleans native is currently hitting a .271, with 21 homers, and 91 RBI’s, which leads the nation.

Orgeron was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after pacing the league in home runs, slugging percentage (.848), total bases (140) and walks (41). She’s also hit six grand slam homers this season, ties an NCAA records.

Orgeron The senior is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.

The 2012 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp will be held in Ashland, Ohio, June 10-12.  Announced in January, 12 athletes have already been named to the National Team roster. Twenty-one additional attendees will vie for the remaining spots on the 2012 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster which will be announced on Wednesday, June 13.

Orgeron will lead the Cajuns into regional play this weekend, when they play host to Stanford, Baylor, and Mississippi Valley St. at Lamson Park.

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Christi Orgeron


Below is a list of players who will be trying out for the team:


Lexy Bennett—Texas—Senior

Katelyn Boyd—Arizona St.—Senior

Elizabeth Caporuscio—Arizona State—Freshman

Lauren Chamberlain—Oklahoma—Freshman

Amanda Chidester—Michigan—Senior

Dallas Escobedo—Arizona State—Sophomore

Sam Fischer—Loyola Marymount—Senior

Kenzie Fowler—Arizona—Junior

Rebecca Gamby—Marshall—Senior

Jolene Henderson—California—Junior

Taylor Hoagland—Texas—Junior

Kaitlin Inglesby—Washington—Sophomore

Destinee Martinez—Oklahoma—Sophomore

Meagan May—Texas A&M—Junior

Sara Nevins—South Florida—Sophomore

Christi Orgeron—Louisiana—Senior

Ellen Renfroe—Tennessee—Sophomore

Janine Richardson—South Florida—Senior

Madison Shipman—Tennessee—Sophomore

Jessica Shults—Oklahoma—Junior

Lindsey Ziegenhirt—California—Junior



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