GUAYNABO, P.R. (Mar. 11) – The Florida A&M Women’s Softball team handed head coach Veronica Wiggins her 700th career victory with an 8-1 win over Howard University in the Puerto Rico Collegiate Softball Classic at Rivera Ballpark.
Home runs from Alexis Day and Amber Fullwood keyed Saturday’s milestone victory for FAMU (5-19-1), which won two games in the tourney here in five starts.
Wiggins is in her 26th season at FAMU, making her the longest-serving head coach in the school’s 100-plus year athletic history, surpassing the Hall of Fame football legend, Jake Gaither (25 seasons).
She came into the 2017 campaign ranked 44th on the NCAA’s Career Coaching wins list for active coaches.
The Miami native has led FAMU to a league-best 12 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships, tying the Rattlers for fourth in conference titles won among Division One programs, along with nine postseason season appearances, and six NCAA Regional berths.
FAMU played quite competitively in the five games, defeating Howard twice, 10-1 on Friday and 8-1 Saturday, while dropping two games, 4-0 and 3-1 to Furman University (Thursday, Saturday) and a 7-6 extra-inning duel to Albany of New York on Friday (nine innings).
~Florida A&M Sports Information