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Hudson, Taylor Invited to USA Softball Selection Camp

MUTIGERS.COM Two-time member of USA Softball Rhea Taylor
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Two-time member of USA Softball Rhea Taylor
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June 3, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY - Mizzou softball will be represented by two former players at the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp to be held in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 10-12 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex. Senior Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo.), as well as two-time USA Softball squad member and former Mizzou standout Rhea Taylor, are two of 32 invitees who will compete for 17 spots on the national team roster, which will be announced June 14.

Hudson finished her Mizzou career ranking in the school's all-time Top 10 in hits, doubles, at-bats, runs scored, RBI and walks. Hudson sits No. 1 atop the Tigers' all-time walks chart with 143. She finished just one home run shy of matching former Mizzou standout Jen Bruck (2005-08) for the school's career home run record of 47. She earned Second Team All-Southeast Region recognition after batting .308 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI and a .692 slugging percentage.

A member of Team USA in 2011 and 2012, Taylor was a three-time All-American for Mizzou in 2008, 2010 and 2011. She was a part of two World Cup Championship performances (2011, 12) for Team USA, also helping the team to a silver medal at the International Softball Federation (ISF) Women's World Championships last year. Taylor was a part of the team's first-place performance at the Pan American Games in 2011.

Name/Hometown/College
Valerie Arioto (Pleasanton, Calif./California 2012)
B.B. Bates (Victorville, Calif./UCLA junior)
Cassidy Bell (Bakersfield, Calif./Penn State senior)
Megan Blank (Culver City, Calif./Iowa sophomore)
Whitney Canion (Aledo, Texas/Baylor RS junior)
Lauren Chamberlain (Trabuco Canyon, Calif./Oklahoma sophomore)
Raven Chavanne (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Tennessee senior)
Amanda Chidester (Allen Park, Mich./Michigan 2012)
Aimee Creger (Yukon, Okla./Tulsa junior)
Sam Fischer (Simi Valley, Calif./Loyola Marymount 2012)
Amber Freeman (Lakewood, Calif./Arizona State sophomore)
Lauren Gibson (Pasadena, Md./Tennessee senior)
Taylor Hoagland (Flower Mound, Texas/Texas senior)
Nicole Hudson (Webb City, Mo./Missouri senior)
Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Ore./Washington junior)
Stephany LaRosa (Diamond Bar, Calif./UCLA sophomore)
Destinee Martinez (Corona, Calif./Oklahoma junior)
Jessica Moore (Sutter, Calif./Oregon senior)
Nicole Morgan (The Woodlands, Texas/Texas A&M junior)
Michele Moultrie (Jacksonville, Fla./Florida 2012)
Sara Nevins (Pinellas Park, Fla./South Florida junior)
Alexa Peterson (Salem, Ore./Oregon junior)
Janine Richardson (Auburndale, Fla./South Florida 2012)
Lindsey Richardson (Estero, Fla./South Florida senior)
Keilani Ricketts (San Jose, Calif./Oklahoma senior)
Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla./Florida junior)
Kourtney Salvarola (Arnold, Md./South Florida junior)
Rhea Taylor (Buford, Ga./Missouri 2011)
Taylor Thom (Cedar Park, Texas/Texas junior)
Jordan Wallace (Weatherford, Texas/Louisiana-Lafayette sophomore)
Hallie Wilson (Santa Ana, Calif./Arizona sophomore)
Lindsey Ziegenhirt (Elk Grove, Calif./California senior)