Pitchers Doom, Fernandez, Finch picked to team

Updated: April 18, 2006, 10:12 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Three-time NCAA champion Debbie Doom and fellow pitchers Lisa Fernandez and Jennie Finch were among 10 players named to the NCAA Division I softball 25th anniversary team Tuesday.

Doom, the only pitcher to win three NCAA championship games, helped guide UCLA to the title in 1982, 1984 and 1985. She holds the record for strikeouts in a Women's College World Series game with 20 against Oklahoma State in 1982.

Fernandez, who also played third base, led the Bruins to the NCAA title in 1991 and 1993 and a runner-up finish in 1992. Fernandez, Doom and Cal State-Fullerton's Kathy Van Wyk share the record with two no-hitters in the same Women's College World Series.

Finch went 32-0 in Arizona's run to the 2001 title and pitched a shutout in the championship game against UCLA. She was also on the Wildcats team that lost in the title game the following year.

Other players selected were Texas A&M pitcher Shawn Andaya, Fresno State outfielder Laura Berg, Arizona catcher Leah Braatz, UCLA pitcher Lisa Longaker, Arizona outfielder Leah O'Brien, Fresno State pitcher Amanda Scott and UCLA shortstop Natasha Watley.

Arizona coach Mike Candrea, who has won six NCAA titles, also was recognized.

This year's Women's College World Series is June 1-7 in Oklahoma City.


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