Softball’s Leung to Participate in Team Canada Selection Camp

Softball’s Leung to Participate in Team Canada Selection Camp

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University softball senior Janet Leung will participate in a selection camp for Softball Canada's Senior Women's National Team from Jan. 2-8 in Tucson, Ariz., as one of 24 athletes vying for a spot on the team's 2016 roster, Softball Canada announced on Tuesday.

A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Leung will take part in Team Canada's offseason selection camp in Arizona in anticipation of this summer's schedule, which includes the 2016 WSBC XV Women's World Softball Championship from July 15-24 in Surrey, British Columbia.

The senior team will also compete at the Japan Series (June 18-28) in Tokyo and the US World Cup of Softball (July 3-10) in Oklahoma City, Okla. The team will hold a summer training camp in California from June 11-17.

A three-time All-Ivy selection, Leung previously took part in a Senior Women's National Team selection camp in December 2014 in Florida and also represented Canada at the junior level at the 2013 International Softball Federation Women's Junior World Championships in Brampton, Ontario.

The Woodlands School product has started in all 110 games for the Bears over her career and has posted a career batting average of .300. Last year she ranked third in the Ivy League with a .396 batting average and fourth in the conference with a .451 on-base percentage. In 2015, she also paced the Bears in hits (44) and slugging percentage (.523) while tying for the team lead in doubles (11).

Leung will serve Brown as a captain for the second straight season this spring as the Bears open up play at the Winthrop Invitational from Feb. 26-28.