News and Announcements
No announcements have been posted yet for Irvine Sting 18 Gold Fastpitch Travel Team.
Purdue University is one of the highest ranked academic institutions in the country. A degree from Purdue presents unlimited opportunities! To assist student-athletes in reaching the ultimate goal of graduation, Purdue provides tremendous support in the area of academics. The softball student-athlete will have two academic advisors at Purdue — one on campus through their major and one through the athletics department (Carol Stevenson 765-494-8381). Purdue has its own student-athlete academic learning center where assistance is provided in the areas of class scheduling and career counseling. A new state-of-the-art computer center with Internet capabilities is housed in the learning center. Free tutoring is provided for all classes, and monitored study table is available every day of the week. Grade checks are recorded three times a semester. Purdue also has a sports information director for softball. Her duties include recording and compiling game statistics, updating the Internet, designing the media guide, posters and schedule cards and writing press releases and game stories pertaining to our program. (She also sends updates to each athlete’s hometown newspaper to keep local fans up-to-date.) Our sports infomation director travels with the team to carry out these duties on the road.
Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities. The St. John's experience offers world-class programs, "Big East" vitality, a caring campus community, and the unparalleled resources of New York City. As always, St. John's is the right choice for students who seek an affordable, high quality private education. A "Big East" university with a proud athletic tradition, St. John's has 21 Division 1, NCAA teams. Our team's mascot, Thunder, is a stallion that suggests the energy, speed, and championship spirit characterizing all teams at St. John's.
Candice Rainwater, Sting's only senior(2002 graduate) at this year's ASA Gold National in Broken Arrow finished her summer summer season by grabbing the attention of several top university programs in search of their last recruit before the school year starts. Candice who led the young Sting team thru the Seattle ASA Gold Qualifier and on to Broken Arrow has decided to go to the University of Nevada, Reno to help launch that school's new WAC Conference softball team in 2003. We know she is ready to accept that challenge and wish her the best for the coming year. Great job and proof that hard work, dedication, commitment and responsibility reward those who persevere!