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Feb. 11, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Stacey Nuveman, who helped lead the United States to Olympic gold medals in 2000 and 2004, will be the featured guest speaker at the Ohio State winter softball camp, which will be held Feb. 12 and 13 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Individual sessions on pitching, hitting, fielding and catching will be conducted by Linda Kalafatis, Ohio State head softball coach, and the rest of the Buckeye coaching staff and members of the team along with other Ohio college softball coaches and former Ohio State players.

Nuveman, a catcher, also earned gold medals at the 2003 Pan American Games and the 2002 ISF World Championships. She was a four-time first-team All-American at UCLA and is the NCAA’s all-time career leader in home runs (90) and slugging percentage (.945). She was the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year in 1999, 2001 and 2002.

Kalafatis, the 2002 Big Ten Coach of the Year, has guided the Buckeyes to a 185-106 record the past five seasons and to the NCAA tournament in two of the last three. In addition to offering instruction during the two-day camp, she will speak both days on understanding the recruiting process.

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