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Softball sweeps honors

The USF softball team went 3-1 against top-notch competition last week, and two Bulls were individually honored by Conference USA for their efforts.

Corin Tassio won the C-USA Pitcher of the Week award Monday, while infielder Ginny Georgantas became the second consecutive USF player to win the Hitter of the Week award.

Tassio went 3-0 during the week, picking up victories against No. 14 Iowa on Wednesday and defending C-USA Tournament champion Southern Miss on Saturday and Sunday. The redshirt sophomore compiled a 1.21 ERA and 14 strikeouts, bringing her season total to 55. She also recorded three victories in the previous week, but lost the weekly award to Southern Miss senior Felicia Gonzales, who took the loss in Game 1 vs. the Bulls on Saturday.

Georgantas went 7-for-12 at the plate in the four games last week, recording at least one hit in each game and three two-hit games. The fifth-year senior drove in four runs, scored five and hit her second home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth inning Sunday in the Bulls’ 4-1 victory. Her 12 career home runs rank third on the USF all-time chart.

USF right fielder Holly Groves won the Hitter of the Week award last week.

At 19-21-1, the Bulls have won 12 of their last 13 games going into the weekend’s C-USA series at Louisville.

Selmon Jr. cleared of charges

Lee Roy Selmon Jr. can now concentrate on football. Because of a lack of evidence, the state attorney’s office decided late last week to drop charges of aggravated assault against the junior defensive lineman, son of USF’s athletics director. Selmon Jr. had earlier been cleared by Student Judicial Services.

“I was very surprised that he was arrested in the first place,” said Lee Roy Selmon Sr. “I didn’t think that was right because he didn’t do anything wrong, and I was aware of that … really I just thank God for how he’s worked through this situation. The truth comes to the surface.”

Selmon Jr. was arrested in October following an incident in which he and others allegedly attacked Hillsborough Community College student Clint Lowman at a party Sept. 16. Lowman suffered multiple facial fractures in the attack.

But Selmon Sr. insisted all along that his son was innocent.

“I’m very curious myself as to how it got to that point to where sheriff’s deputies were out there to arrest him,” said Selmon Sr. “I’m very anxious to find out what’s all this evidence they had. To this day, I don’t know what that was.”

  • Khari Williams