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Former Tiger, Eagle tosses ceremonial pitch

POSTED: April 24, 2013 9:38 a.m.
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Former Bradwell and Georgia Southern softball player Victoria Standard Davis tosses the ceremonial first pitch as the Eagles honored alumnae during the Blue and White weekend April 13-14 in Statesboro.

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Former Bradwell Institute softball standout Victoria Standard Davis was honored during Georgia Southern University’s Blue and White weekend April 13-14 in Statesboro.
Davis graduated from Bradwell in 1979 and played for GSU’s softball team. According to GSU’s athletic website, the softball team hosted a barbecue for the Lady Eagles alumnae at Eagle Field before their game April 14 against Samford.
The team  also recognized its alumni in a pre-game ceremony that included a ceremonial first pitch by Davis.
Davis was a walk-on freshman who later won a scholarship to the then-slowpitch softball team. She played for the Lady Eagles in 1980 and 1981.
She was the first resident of Liberty County to earn a collegiate scholarship for softball.
Davis was chosen for the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (now merged into the NCAA) all-national tournament team as a freshman. She is the only Lady Eagle to be chosen for the National Slowpitch All-Star team.
In 1980, the Lady Eagles’ posted a 25-9, placing third in the Georgia AIAW tournament. Davis’ batting average was 421. In 1981, her team set a record for wins with 30 and won the GAIAW title.
Both years she played, the Lady Eagles placed fourth in the national tournament
The current Lady Eagles team beat Samford, 1-0.

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