Alabama Softball Alum Haylie McCleney Readies for Tokyo Olympic Games with Team USA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama softball alum Haylie McCleney begins action at the Tokyo Olympic Games this week as softball makes its first appearance on the Olympic stage since 2008.

The Tokyo Olympic Games, originally scheduled for last year, begins this week with softball competition running from July 21-27 in Fukushima and Yokohama. A member of Team USA since 2014, McCleney is one of 15 players on the U.S. Olympic Softball team.

At Alabama, McCleney was the program’s sixth four-time All-American (2013-16), including three first-team nods. She remains the Crimson Tide’s career leader in batting average (.447), on base percentage (.569) and triples (16) along with top-five marks in 10 other categories. She was equally successful off the field, twice being named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for softball as well as being named the 2016 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Senior CLASS Award winner and NCAA Top 10 honoree.

USA SOFTBALL SCHEDULE

  • July 21 vs. Italy (airs live July 20 at 10 p.m. CT on NBCSN)
  • July 22 vs. Canada (airs live July 21 at 7 p.m. CT on NBCSN)
  • July 24 vs. Mexico (airs live July 24 at 12:30 a.m. on NBCSN)
  • July 25 vs. Australia (airs live July 24 at 8 p.m. CT on CNBC)
  • July 26 vs. Japan (airs live July 25 at 8 p.m. CT on USA)
  • July 27 Bronze Medal Game (airs live July 26 at 11 p.m. CT on CNBC)
  • July 27 Gold Medal Game (airs live July 27 at 6 a.m. CT on NBCSN)

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