|Two-Time All-American Gina Rango Joins Youngstown State Softball Staff|
|Friday, September 19 2008|
|Youngstown -- Two-time Easton-Bell All-America Third-Team selection Gina Rango (North Lima, Ohio/Boardman) has joined the Youngstown State softball staff as an assistant coach, Head Coach Brian Campbell announced on Thursday (Sept. 18).
"The addition of Gina Rango, a local product who reached all-american status during her Division I playing days, to our staff is extremely beneficial to our program," Campbell said. "Not only does she have a true love for the game of softball, she owns a tremendous playing pedigree and has a strong desire to help our current student-athletes improve their game."
Rango's responsibilities will include working with the Penguins outfielders, serving as a hitting instructor and coordinating recruiting efforts in the Mahoning Valley area.
Rango, a four-year starter at Bowling Green from 2003-06, ended her career as the Falcons' all-time leader in 10 offensive categories, including batting average (.367), home runs (26), runs batted in (132), slugging percentage (.568), hits (261) and doubles (51).
The 2005 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, Rango was a four-time first-team All-Mid-American Conference selection and was the first Bowling Green player to earn National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Great Lakes Region honors on more than occasion. Rango earned All-Great Lakes Region First-Team laurels in 2005 and 2006.