July 17, 2013

Hilary Cox Reps UNG Softball In Germany

Dahlonega, Ga. – Former University of North Georgia softball standout Hilary Cox just completed a three-week stint competing internationally as a member of the Wesseling Vermins of Wesseling, Germany. The Vermins complete in the seven-team Bundesliga Softball league.

"I never thought I would have the opportunity to go to Europe and play," stated Cox. "I am very proud to be in the group of former North Georgia players who have played in the Bundesliga. My teammates and club were very welcoming and it made my experience one I will never forget."

Cox was one of only two Americans on the team and she appeared in six games batting an impressive 10-17 (.588) from the plate with a pair of doubles. In the lineup primarily as a Designated Player, Cox tallied multiple-hit performances in five of six games.

Cox competed along side former American Ashley Chastain who is a former travel ball teammate and standout at the University of South Carolina.  "I was very excited to get over there and play with one of my best friends growing up. She has been in the league for two years now and it's a credit to her for bringing me over. We haven't played together since before college so a highlight of the trip was playing with her again."

In addition to logging international experience, Cox was able to experience the local culture visiting Paris and Barcelona. "While I wish I could have stayed longer, I am looking forward to other opportunities to hopefully help grow softball in Germany in the future."

Cox has been a shining ambassador for UNG as she served a term as the NCAA Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Chair. She currently serves as a Graduate Teaching Associate at the University of Tennessee and interns in the UT Athletics Compliance Office. She will be starting her final year pursuing a Masters degree in Sport Management this fall in Knoxville.