Jan. 7, 1998
SALT LAKE CITY -- University of Utah head softball coach Mona Stevens has been named by the American Softball Coaches Association (ASA) one of nine coaches that will form the USA Softball National Team Coaches Pool through the 2000 Olympic Games.
Stevens distinguished herself on the international scene last summer by leading a young USA Softball Women's National Team to the gold medal at the Pan American Games Qualifier in Medellin, Colombia.
The USA's 12-1 performance included shutout wins in all but two games as the USA outscored their opponents collectively 114-6. Her efforts helped earn her recognition as the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) Coach of the Year in softball in 1997.
Stevens is in her second year as Utah's head softball coach. Stevens led the Utes to the NCAA Tournament with a 44-18 record last season.