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Softball Alum Hannah Flippen Selected to Team USA

Jan 7, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY- University of Utah softball alum, Hannah Flippen, has been selected to represent the United States as a member of the 2022 USA Women's National Team (WNT), announced on Friday by USA Softball. The 15-player roster, and three replacement athletes, will compete at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Ala., this summer July 7th-17th.

During the section trials that took place this week at the Jackie Robison Training Complex in Vero Beach, Fla., the 45 invitees participated in position drills as well as simulated games and were evaluated by the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC).

Flippen has represented the red, white and blue before being a member of the Tokyo Olympic Silver Medal Team and a Bronze Medalist at the 2018 USA Softball International Cup hitting .609 (14-23), driving in a tournament-leading 20 RBI. Flippen was also a member of the 2016 USA Softball Women's Elite Team and in her international debut, Flippen hit .500, collected four RBI, hit two homeruns and scored four runs at the World Cup of Softball XI.

Utah's all-time leader in runs (197), hits (263) and batting average (.392), concluded a stellar career (2014-17) by becoming the first three-time All-American in program history, as well as the first four-time All-Pac-12 honoree. She was the first Ute named Pac-12 Softball Player of the Year in consecutive seasons and the first person in the history of the conference to win that award, along with Defensive Player of the Year honors, in the same campaign.  

After her collegiate career, Flippen was drafted by the National Pro Fastpitch team ScarpYard Dawgs in 2017 and helped lead the Dawgs to their first NPF title.

In 2020 and 2021, Flippen has played for a new league called Athletes Unlimited which uses a more innovative player-centric model to bring out the best in its athletes and deliver the most for its fans. At the end of the 2020 season, Flippen ranked inside the top-20 of all softball athletes competing and posted a .340 average at the plate driving in 18 runs.