Carrollton, GA – GSC East Division play closes this Sunday for both the West Georgia Wolves baseball and softball teams. Beyond the action vs. rival West Alabama, a special guest will be on hand at both venues.
Olympic hero Elana Meyers will be on hand to greet Wolves fans at both the softball and baseball contests.
Meyers, a native of neighboring Douglasville, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the scheduled 1:00 p.m. baseball contest vs. the Tigers at Cole Field. Afterward, she will visit University Field, where the Wolves and Tigers are playing a 1:00 p.m. softball double header.
Eddie Duffey, West Georgia’s senior associate A.D., is coordinating the details of Meyers’ appearance.
“We are elated to have the opportunity to have Elana appear at our games,” said Duffey. ‘She thrilled everyone with her dynamic performance at the Olympics, and it’s a huge honor to have her visit our campus to visit with our fans.”
Meyers captured America’s attention during February’s Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. She and teammate Erin Pac combined to win the bronze medal in the women’s bobsled competition.
Before her career at bobsled competitor, Meyers’ athletic background was in softball. She earned honors as a shortstop and pitcher at Division I George Washington University. And, she still plays for the Mid-Michigan Ice, a professional softball team based in Midland, Mich.
Her appearance will be a part of a big weekend for West Georgia athletics, as the formal dedication ceremony for the Women's Facility at the UWG Athletic Complex will take place on Saturday afternoon at 12;30. That will be in conjunction with soccer's 3-on-3 benefit tournament and West Georgia's GSC softball doubleheader against North Alabama.