Softball Signs Australian National Team Player

San Jose-Michelle Cox, a member of the Australian national women's softball program, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at San Jose State University, as announced by head coach Peter Turner.


An outfielder from Belrose, New South Wales, Australia, Cox was the Most Valuable Player and Best Hitter at the 2010 Under 19 Women's Australian Championship. She hit .543 with a .600 on-base percentage, drove in nine runs as the lead-off hitter and stole 10 bases.  Cox was also named the 2010 Softball Australian Youth Female Softballer of the Year. 


In 2009, Cox played for the Australian National Team at the Japan Cup (advanced to the bronze medal game), Trans Tasman Test Series against New Zealand, and the International Southern Cross Challenge.  At the Challenge, she was selected to the All-Star Merit team as an outfielder.


Cox attended Roseville College, a private girls school in Sydney.  For the past two years, she been a part of the Australian Institute of Sport program.  The program includes the pool of players from which the Australian National Softball Team is selected.


"Michelle is a great addition to our team next season," said Turner.  "She brings speed, experience and maturity to our team.  Her international experience, bat and defense will compliment our returning players and newcomers."

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