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‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 22, 2022 10:13AM
‘ When Brown University's baseball season starts in February, one of the players taking the field will make history. Olivia Pichardo, a first-year student from Queens, N.Y., will be first woman on the roster of a Division I college baseball team in the U.S.

"It's kind of crazy to know that I'm living out my dream right now and my ideal college experience that I've always wanted, so that's really cool," Pichardo said in a media release. She said being named to the team is surreal, as it has been her goal since eighth grade to continue playing baseball in college.

Pichardo walked on to Brown's team following tryouts and a grueling assessment process – during which she immediately impressed the head coach, demonstrating her abilities as an infielder, outfielder and pitcher.

"It's a workout common for baseball and allows us to evaluate athleticism and arm strength, as well as both offensive and defensive skills," said Brown baseball head coach Grant Achilles. "Olivia put together the most complete walk-on tryout I have seen from a player since becoming a head coach." ‘


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Re: ‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 22, 2022 10:39AM
Good for her



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Re: ‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: hal
Date: November 22, 2022 01:01PM
wow - that's amazing. hope she does well.
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Re: ‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 22, 2022 01:25PM
Somebody has to warm the bench.



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Re: ‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 22, 2022 01:31PM
Of major US team sports, baseball would seem to offer the most possibility for equality of on field play.





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Re: ‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 22, 2022 02:54PM
Go get’em tiger.




I don’t know, kid seems like kind of a slacker… big grin smiley
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Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 22, 2022 03:01PM
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Speedy
Somebody has to warm the bench.

Heh, heh… Good one!

"It's a workout common for baseball and allows us to evaluate athleticism and arm strength, as well as both offensive and defensive skills," said Brown baseball head coach Grant Achilles. "Olivia put together the most complete walk-on tryout I have seen from a player since becoming a head coach. She wilted like a delicate flower, cuz, ya know, she’s a girl."



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Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 22, 2022 03:21PM
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Re: ‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: hal
Date: November 22, 2022 04:47PM
what is a 5.2 gpa? How is that possible?
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Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 22, 2022 07:50PM
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hal
what is a 5.2 gpa? How is that possible?
If I remember correctly, honors/AP courses can get you past the 4.0 threshold.



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Re: ‘ Olivia Pichardo is the first woman to make the roster of Division I baseball team ‘
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 23, 2022 12:20PM
There is a sexist joke here about getting past 1st base, but I won't go there (well I would, but then my wife would use a bat to hit homeruns with my balls)



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Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 23, 2022 01:12PM
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Ombligo
There is a sexist joke here about getting past 1st base, but I won't go there (well I would, but then my wife would use a bat to hit homeruns with my balls)

baseball bat smiley



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