There is nothing like the crowning of a champion. The spring provides more than 420 hours of that anticipation across ESPN networks thanks to the NCAA Spring Championships, which include the entire Women’s College World Series (WCWS) games swinging into action today at 1 p.m. ET.
ESPN softball analyst Michele Smith knows the feeling quite well. She was a powerful left-handed pitcher at Oklahoma State. She went on to become a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time world champion. Now, she is a well-known voice of NCAA Softball on ESPN and an advocate for the sport’s return to the Olympic Games.
Softball was dropped from the Olympics after the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
We asked Smith for her “Dream Team USA” lineup that she would have selected to play in the London Games this summer. The names shouldn’t be a surprise to those who follow the game. You can catch three of them in action today in the WCWS: continue reading…