Members of the Augsburg College softball team were honored before the August 19 Minnesota Twins game against the Oakland Athletics at the Metrodome, and two Auggie pitchers delivered the ceremonial first pitch.
The Auggies were honored as a part of the Twins’ “Lutheran Night at the Metrodome” festivities, preceding Minnesota’s 13-2 victory over Oakland. Nine Auggie players and four coaches took the field to be honored. Before a crowd of 35,256, Auggie pitchers Sarah Green (JR, Winnebago, Minn./Blue Earth Area HS) and Melissa Larsen (JR, Andover, Minn.) delivered ceremonial first pitches to Twins first-base coach Jerry White. Continue reading “Auggie Softball Team Delivers First Pitch”
Melissa “Mel” Lee ’04 — one of the top infielders in the history of Augsburg College softball — is a very busy woman. She serves as an assistant coach for Augsburg’s softball and women’s basketball teams. She also serves as an instructor in the college’s Health and Physical Education (HPE) department, as equipment supervisor for women’s athletics and the HPE department, and as director of academic and support services for the athletic department.
Mel played both softball and basketball during her career at Augsburg. She played as a guard for the Auggie basketball team for 2 seasons and as an infielder for 4 seasons with the softball team. She earned Augsburg Senior Honor Athlete honors in 2004, the highest honor the school awards to student-athletes. An HPE major with a 3.507 GPA, Mel also earned Academic All-MIAC and National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete honors. Continue reading “Spotlight: Melissa Lee”