OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. | Florida A&M University assistant strength and conditioning coach and former Alabama softball player Haylie McCleney was one of 15 chosen to the 2020 Olympic Team roster, USA Softball announced on Sunday after a week-long selection trial.
“We are incredibly proud of Haylie and all of her accomplishments,” Director of Athletics Dr. John Eason said. “Making the U.S. Olympic Team is an outstanding honor. She has worked extremely hard to get to this point and the Rattler community will be cheering her on next summer.”
McCleney completed her sixth season with Team USA in the summer of 2019, winning gold at the Pan American Games and the International Cup. She is the first Crimson Tide Olympian in the sport since Kelly Kretschman competed as an alternate in the 2000 Olympics, before winning gold and silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games. The 2008 Beijing Games marked the last time softball was an Olympic sport.
The Tokyo Games are set to begin July 24, 2020 and conclude Aug. 9, 2020, with softball running from July 22-28 at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium and Yokohama Baseball Stadium.
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