Selden Selected Fourth in National Pro Fastpitch Draft

Feb. 18, 2008

DENVER - Senior Anjelica Selden was selected with the fourth overall pick during Monday's National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft by the New England Riptide.

Selden is off to a great start in her final season at UCLA, having struck out 40 in 30 innings with a 4-1 record and 1.40 earned run average. Last week, Selden pitched the Bruins to three of their four wins at the UNLV Louisville Slugger Desert Classic.

Due to NCAA regulations, an active college senior-athlete is not eligible to sign with her respective franchise until their 2008 season is completed. The NPF season begins following the conclusion of the College World Series.

Major League Baseball is the Official Development Partner of National Pro Fastpitch in the category of women's professional fastpitch softball. The partnership, which began the fall of 2002, is part of The Commissioner's Initiative on Women and Baseball, a league-wide effort to help Major League Baseball and the 30 Major League Clubs build stronger relationships with female audiences.

National Pro Fastpitch is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The league, created to give elite female fastpitch players the opportunity to pursue a professional career in their chosen sport, has operated since 1997 under the names Women's Pro Fastpitch (WPF) and Women's Pro Softball League (WPSL).

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