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AWC to induct 1983, 1987 championship softball teams, coach into Hall of Fame

Yuma, AZ (April 15, 2019) – Arizona Western College will induct the 1983 and 1987 championship softball teams along with late head coach Charlie Dine into the AWC Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 20, 2019. The day’s events will start at 10:00 a.m. on the Yuma Campus in the Frances Morris Board Room (3C). The itinerary begins with introductions and an awards ceremony followed by a campus tour leading to the Charlie Dine Softball Field for an AWC softball double header.

Dine arrived in Yuma in the spring of 1970 where he was a member of the AWC family for approximately 27 years. Dine served 10 years as Athletic Director, and then from 1982-1991 as AWC Head Softball Coach. In addition to coaching two NJCAA championship teams, the team earned runner-up status in 1986. During both championship years, Dine was named NJCAA National Softball Coach of the Year; he ranks ninth as the Winningest Softball Coaches in NJCAA history with 248 wins and 99 losses. The College named the softball field in his honor in 2014. Dine passed away in the fall of 2004.

1983 National Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Champions:
Missi Vassar
Nikki Woo
Tina Leon
Cindi Garcia
Patty Sheals
Jinny Iodice
Theresa Sims
Tammy Braskett
Monica Lopez
Patty McNulty
Debbi Mygind
Dawn Draper

1987 National Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Champions:
Lora Prince
Tammy Turner
Kim Carroll
Brandi Hust Clark
Noreena Mares
Julie Grounds
Jackie O'Connor
Kim Beatty Brooks
Adrianna Bojorquez
Kim Stoner (deceased)
Carmen Domingues (deceased)

Community members and the media are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gladys Anaya at gladys.anaya@azwestern.edu or at (928) 317-7620.

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