Clare Warwick

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Clare Warwick
Clare Warwick.jpg
Warwick in March 2012 during a photoshoot
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Softball
Event(s) Women's team
College team University of Hawaii
Club Softball ACT
Team Baseball Softball Club Legnano
Turned pro 2010

Clare Warwick is an Australia softball player from Canberra. She is a utility player, playing several positions. She played softball at the University of Hawaii where she earned several honours. She competes for the Australian Capital Territory in national competitions in Australia. She has represented Australia on the junior and senior level. In 2011, she earned a bronze medal at the Canada Cup. She plays professional softball in Italy for Baseball Softball Club Legnano.

Personal[edit]

Warwick is from the Australian Capital Territory.[1][2][3]

Softball[edit]

women playing softball
The 19 March 2012 game at Hawker International Softball Centre between the ACT representative side and the Japanese national team. No. 2 is Clare Warick. No. 4 is Justine Smethurst.
women playing softball
The 19 March 2012 game at Hawker International Softball Centre between the ACT representative side and the Japanese national team. No. 19 is Aimee Murch. No. 2 is Clare Warwick.

Warwick is a utility player, playing several positions depending on the need of the team she is competing for. Among the positions she can play is catcher, shortstop and third base.[4] She plays for the Australian Capital Territory team in the national competition.[2] She represented the state in 2003 at the national championships, where the ACT finished fourth on the ladder.[5] She was a member of the team in 2011[2] and played in the Gilleys Shield match against South Australia.[4] She has represented Australia as a member of the junior national team. She was a member of the U16 side that played in 2003 ASF Friendship series against the United States in Sydney.[5] In 2011, she was playing club softball in the ACT women's fast-pitch competition.[6]

University team[edit]

Warwick attended the University of Hawai'i of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), where she was a member of the softball team from 2006–2009. She primarily played the third base position, and as a hitter, was second place all-time in UH history with 160 career runs scored, and third all-time in career hits with 240.[7][8][9][10][11] She also won many athletic and scholar/athlete awards during her collegiate career there. In 2006, as a freshman, she was a NFCA Scholar-Athlete.[11] In 2007, as a sophomore, she was named to the first team Easton All-America, named to the second team NFCA All-America, named to the first team NCAA All-West Region, and earned All-WAC first team honors as a third baseman. She was also named to the CoSIDA All-District 8 Academic first team, was honoured with being an NFCA Scholar-athlete, was named to the Academic All-WAC team, and was a University of Hawai'i Scholar-Athlete.[10][11] In 2008, as a junior, she earned several honours including being named to the All-WAC second team honors as a third baseman, named to the CoSIDA All-District 8 Academic first team, the Academic All-WAC team and was an NFCA Scholar-Athlete.[8][11] In 2009, as a senior, she earned several honours including being named to the All-WAC second team honors as a third baseman, and named to the CoSIDA All-District 8 Academic second team, making he the first University of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine to ever garner three CoSIDA All-District 8 Academic honours.[7][9] She was also named NFCA Scholar-athlete and to the Academic All-WAC team.[7][9][11]

Senior national team[edit]

Warwick has represented Australia on the senior national team. In March 2011, the Australian side was selected that would represent the country during international competitions in 2011. She was one of four players from the Australian Capital Territory to gain selection.[12] In 2011, she was a member of the Australian side that competed at the World Cup of Softball. She played in game at the Cup against the United States where Australia lost 5–2. It was her second loss on the day, also having played in a game where Australia lost to Japan.[13] She was on the Australian side that won a bronze medal at the 2011 Canada Cup.[14] She is a member of the 2012 Australia women's national softball team[15] and is trying to earn a sport to compete at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships.[1] She represented Australia in a test match against New Zealand in January 2012.[15] The removal of softball from the Olympic programme in 2012 and 2016 has had a negative impact on her ability to compete internationally as Softball Australia received less funding from the government, which meant it was harder to fund travel for her and other national team members to attend top level international competitions.[12]

Professional softball[edit]

Warwick played professionally for Baseball Softball Club Legnano of the Italian Softball League in 2010 and 2011, and has again signed for the 2012 season.[2][6][12][16][17][18] She departed from Australia in late March 2012 to join her Italian side.[3]

Recognition[edit]

In 2011, she was recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport when she named as having earned a Sport Achievement Award.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australian Open Women's Squad 2012". Australia: Softball Australia. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Canberra Times: Canberrans in pitch for national selection". The Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Limited – Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). 14 May 2011. WCTS87588650. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Rees, Courtney. "Swapping London games for Canberra". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia). p. 20. 
  4. ^ a b Polkinghorne, David (31 December 2011). "Canberra Times: No fixed address keeps Warwick fresh". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Limited – Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Softball, Heath; Jess (4 July 2003). "Canberra Times: Canberra quartet square up to beat the Americans". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia). p. 25. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Smith, Edwin (23 October 2011). "Canberra Times: Warwick returns after 'chasing the sun'". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Limited – Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "CoSIDA 2009 Academic All-District Softball Team". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "CoSIDA 2008 Academic All-District Softball Team". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "University of Hawai'i 2009 Softball Roster – #31 Clare Warwick". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "CoSIDA 2007 Academic All-District Softball Team". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d e "University of Hawai'i 2012 Media Guide". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  12. ^ a b c "Canberra Times: Diamonds could lose chance to sparkle". Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia: Financial Times Limited – Asia Africa Intelligence Wire). 6 March 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  13. ^ Latzke, Jeff (23 July 2011). "Arioto's triple lifts US past Australia 5–2". Associated Press Archive (Associated Press). D9OL43D80. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Sport Achievement Awards". Bruce, Australia Capital Territory: Australian Institute of Sport. 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  15. ^ a b Keene, Dane (9 January 2012). "Canberra Times: Aussies show some spirit". Canberra Times (Australia). Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Baseball Softball Club Legnano 2010 Roste". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Baseball Softball Club Legnano 2011 Roster". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  18. ^ Federazione Italia Baseball. Softball (3 March 2012). "Italian Softball League squads make final moves to sure up rosters". Retrieved 11 March 2012.