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League Office Adds Former All-Star

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former NPF All-Star Takes on Different Role in League Office
Danielle Cox to assume the position of Director of Team Operations and Events

DENVER, Colo. - The appointment of Danielle Cox as Director of Team Operations and Events of National Professional Fastpitch, (NPF) was announced today by NPF President Richard Levine.

Cox was most recently with Florida Atlantic University (FAU), serving as the athletics department Coordinator of Sports Marketing. Her responsibilities with FAU included budget management for several athletics teams, administration of sponsorship contracts and game-day management. Before her work with FAU, Cox served as the National Marketing Coordinator for JAZ Athletic Wear.

Cox graduated from Florida State University, earning a BA in Sport Management. Prior to attending FSU, Cox received her associate's degree from Gulf Coast Community College in 1997.

While at Florida State, Cox was a member of the Seminoles softball team, earning All-American honors for her play in 1999. She left FSU as the all-time leader in career batting average (.366) and stolen bases with a total of 94. Her 73 stolen bases in (1999) ranks as the second highest single season total in NCAA history.

Cox recently retired from professional softball to continue her career off of the playing field. She was a two-time All-Star in the Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL), as a member of the Georgia Pride in 1999 and the Akron Racers in 2000. She was also a member of the 2003 NPF All-Star tour team. During the 2003 season, Cox hit .366 for the All-Stars while scoring 11 runs and collecting 26 hits. Cox retires from the NPF ranked in the top 10 in career stolen bases (31), batting average (.301) and sacrifice hits with 21.

"I have a passion for this game. I played the game," said Cox, " now it's time to hang up the spikes, put on a business suit and work for the game I love."

“Danielle will bring an important softball background to the NPF," said Levine. "She is going to be a valuable asset for the league and it's affiliate teams because of her experiences on-and-off the field of play. We look forward to welcoming her to our staff."

National Pro Fastpitch is the only professional women's fastpitch softball league in the United States. Major League Baseball is the Official Development Partner of NPF. The league is headquartered in Denver, and has been in operation since 1997 under the names Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Professional Softball League (WPSL). NPF consists of eight teams located in eight markets throughout the country that will begin league play in May of 2004.