FIRST PITCH DINNER WITH CRYSTL BUSTOS A SUCCESS FOR ISLANDER SOFTBALL

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team recently held a fund raising dinner with special guest speaker Crystl Bustos, a member of gold medal winning softball teams at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics and a silver medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

"Overall the event was a success." said head coach Jake Schumann. "It gave our team, our community, and some young softball players a chance to meet and listen to one of the best softball players in the entire world."

Bustos is a power-hitting force for Team USA, leading the squad to dominance in international competition. In her three appearances at the Olympic Games, she has collected a total of 14 homeruns and 24 RBIs. She holds Olympic records in home runs with eight and runs scored with 12 at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Bustos spoke on the value of hard work and perseverance both on and off the field.

"Crystl was outstanding in her presentation and gave us some inspiration going into the new year." said coach Schumann. "I look forward to doing this event every year to kick off the season honoring our Islander softball players."