Hard work and determination pay off!
Brown University undergraduate Olivia Pichardo has become the first female athlete in NCAA Division I history to be named to a varsity baseball roster, marking a historic moment for women in sports and a personal milestone enabled by Pichardo’s dogged determination. In a recent game, the freshman from New York City came on as a pinch hitter with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and grounded out to first base in what ended up being a 10-1 loss to Bryant in Providence, Rhode Island.
Pichardo was a pitcher and outfielder for the U.S. baseball women’s national team and previously played varsity baseball in Queens, NY.
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