Softball's Jenny Condon Earns Promotion

Sept. 24, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University's softball program announced Tuesday that assistant coach Jenny Condon has been promoted to associate head coach.

'Jenny moving to the associate head coach position helps ensure that she'll be in this program for a long period of time,' said Beaver head coach Kirk Walker. 'She is easily qualified to be a head coach and there has been a ton of interest for her to leave for head coaching positions. This position that Mitch (Barnhart) and Bob (De Carolis) helped to create has really given us an opportunity to keep our staff together.'

Condon, in her fifth year at OSU, has helped the Beavers to three NCAA Regional Tournament appearances. In 1999, she was honored as a member of the Speedline Pacific Region Coaching Staff of the Year after the Beavers set a school record in wins with 47.

'Jenny has shown that she is an extremely qualified coach and a number of schools have been interested in her as a head coach,' said Oregon State Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis. 'Given that fact, as well as keeping continuity in the program, especially with Kirk's additional responsibilities with his national coaching connections, we felt like this was a good move to solidify our coaching staff for the long term.'

A native of Edina, MN, Condon graduated from Iowa State University where she received numerous accolades as an outfielder for the Cyclones. Condon earned All-America honors and was named a GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American twice. She ranks as the school's all-time leader with 216 hits, 24 triples, 120 runs scored and a .351 batting average.

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