CRESTVIEW — The Hub City’s Courtney Elizabeth Adams has had an exciting and productive year on the softball field.
Adams earned valuable playing time as a Florida State University softball team member. She was FSU’s pinch-runner in key situations and finished the season with eight runs scored.
The run she scored in the seventh inning sparked FSU’s incredible two-out rally in its 7-6 win over South Alabama in the Mobile Regional championship game. It sent FSU to Super Regionals for the first time since 2006.
Following her season at FSU, Adams was invited to play for the Puerto Rico Women's Softball Junior National Team. She traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to participate in the Puerto Rico Fastpitch Cup. She also went to Ontario, Canada to participate in the World Championship Cup.
Adams started in center field and, batting lead off, ended the season with the team’s third-highest batting average; the team finished fifth place in the World Championship Cup.
Adamswas then asked to join the Puerto Rico Women's National team. Mostly, she was the starting center fielder. Batting lead off or in the second spot in the order, Adams hit better than .300.
The team participated in the USA World Cup VIII of Softball in Oklahoma City, placing fifth. The national team also participated in the eighth Pan American Women's Softball Championship, a qualifier for the Central, Pan American Games and the International Softball Federation World Championship.
The team placed fourth and earned a bronze medal in the Pan American games, and second, earning a silver medal in the Central American games. It qualified to play in the 2014 Central American Women's Softball Championship in Mexico; the 2014 ISF World Championship in Holland; and the 2015 Pan American Women's Softball Championship in Canada.
Adams, proud to represent her native Puerto Rico, plans to participate in all three upcoming events.
In addition to her exemplary athleticism, Adams excelled in the FSU classroom, making the dean's list and making the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.
When asked about her year, Adams said, she is truly living the dream.