Monday, January 5, 2009

Distinguished Alumni Award to Cheri Kempf

Cheri earned an English degree with a public relations emphasis in 1985 and is the owner and pitching instructor at Worth Club K, a national training facility for softball players. Since she opened Club K in 1991, she has taught and trained thousands of athletes at her main facility near Nashville, Tenn., and at several satellite locations.

Cheri, a member of Western Athletics Hall of Fame, has consulted with the Amateur Softball Association and the United States Olympic Committee to develop universal standards by which to teach fastpitch pitching, and she is a popular television analyst for college and professional softball. She has been seen and heard on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox Sports, the YES Network, Cox Sports Television and Comcast Cable Network.

Cheri is the author of "Softball Pitching Edge," and the inventor of two softball training devices - the Spin Right Spinner and the Powerline Mat.

"As a student-athlete, I was in the right place, size-wise, and I liked being in my hometown so my family could see me play," said Cheri, who played softball, tennis and basketball as a Western student. "I’m very happy to get the award."

*The above comes from page 23 of the Winter 2009 issue of Western (The Magazine of MWSU)

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