Girls Fast Pitch High School Softball May Finally Come To Wyoming
Yes, there are plenty of organizations like the Cody Pride throughout Wyoming. The problem for the players is that they can't get college scholarships from these organizations because they are not sanctioned high school fastpitch softball games. Even though the Cody Pride have won three state titles, the Wyoming High School Activity Association won't recognize them.
Keith Ungrund, President of the Cody Pride said the WHSAA offers 11 sanctioned sports for the boys and only 10 for the girls. That does not cover the requirements of title 9, a federal law requiring equal opportunities for girls to participate in sports.
The Athletic Director of Cody High School is handing out surveys to see how many students are interested. Even if there are plenty of girls interested, then the problem is money, is there enough schools in the state to play and not have to drive several hours to.
13-year-old Catcher Ava Meier said, “… and then we can’t get a scholarship in high school for that sport to go to college in it. And I think that’s kind of a bummer.”