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Emily Alexander

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  • Year:2003
  • Category:Contributor-Umpire
  • Other:ASA Hall of Fame
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Emily has worked an untold number of ASA, NCAA, NJCAA and High School Games. She was the first woman umpire inducted into the National ASA Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She worked at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, the Pan American games in Argentina in 1995, the ASA Men's Major Nationals in 1994, the ASA Women's Major National in 1979 & 1987 and the Women's College World Series ten times.

Emily served as Metro Phoenix ASA Umpire-in-Chief for many years and ran an first rate umpire program involving training, schools, mentoring and an outstanding Host-Exchange network that created many opportunities for local umpires. She was the mechanics branch head of the first ever NCAA umpire program where she authored an extensive three umpire mechanics manual that created a consistency in umpires nationwide.

In 2007 Emily was voted by the editors of Referee Magazine as one of only 52 people as being the 'most influential in officiating history'. In 2010 she was awarded the prestigious Gold Whistle Award by the National Association of Sports Officials - only the second woman to receive this award and the first one in softball.