The broadcast of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Allstate, which features USA Softball's Lisa Fernandez & 2004 Olympic team, will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Network on tonight at 7 p.m. ET.
In July, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lisa Fernandez (Long Beach, Calif.) and the 2004 U.S. Olympic Softball Team were inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Fernandez was one of six individuals who was honored in the individual category while the 2004 U.S. Olympic Softball Team was the only team honored.
Recognizing the ongoing support that fans give U.S. Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls in their training and competition, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate was one of the first major sports halls of fame to incorporate fan voting into the selection process. Fernandez and the 2004 team are the first softball athletes to be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.
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