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Former Tiger, Eagle tosses ceremonial pitch
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. - photo by Photo provided.

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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