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Erin CUMPSTONE b. 1980 Saskatoon

Saskatchewan - softball catcher.

Erin Cumpstone (born November 4, 1980 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian softball catcher. She began playing softball at age seven, and is a student at Simon Fraser University. She was a part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 9th at the 2002 World Championships in Saskatoon and part of the Canadian Softball team who finished 5th at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

 

Bachelor of Arts (2006) 2007 National Team  Erin has been a member of the Senior Women’s National Team for eight years.  Cumpstone continues to prove she is one of the top defensive catchers in the World and provides plenty of confidence to Canada’s young pitching staff. Off the field, Erin’s career goal is to work as an architect. Like most Canadians, she enjoys playing hockey and ringette, and also likes to spend time camping outdoors.

Full name: Erin Cumpstone Gender: Female  Height: 5'8" (173 cm)  Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)

http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/cu/erin-cumpstone-1.html

 

Right-hand hitting catcher Erin Cumpstone (#18) has been on the national team for seven years and most recently played at the 2006 Sr. Women's ISF World Championships in Beijing. Erin also played ringette at the 1999 Canada Winter Games.

 

Collision at the plate August 20, 2008  Ron Pietroniro/Metroland

BEIJING -- Canada's catcher Erin Cumpstone gets bowled over by Australia's Belinda Wright during Canada's semi-final game against the Aussies. Canada lost 5-3 and are officially out of the medal hunt. August 20, 2008.

 

See the photo of this at http://www.gtaathletes.com/2008/fplayer/106389

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION from http://www.softball.ca/main.asp?page_url=/profile.asp?pID=307

 

Languages spoken: English / French

Height: 173 cm / 5'8"  Weight: 72 kg / 159 lbs  Throws: Right Bats: Right

Marital status: Single

Post Secondary: Simon Fraser University Course of Study: Faculty of Arts Dec 2006

 

Most Influential Person: Grandfather, my parents

Who most influence your softball career: My parents because they were the ones that not only got me started but were always there to take me to the park, to get a few extra swings in and to just all around support anything that I wanted to do.

 

Softball Goals: Medal 2010 World Championships

Club Team: DBJ Leasing Club Team Coach: Jan Heibert

Canadian Championships Experience: 1998 - Red Deer, Alberta 2000 - Laval, Quebec 2001 – Charlottetown, PEI 2009 - Kitchener, ON  

International Competitions: 2009 Pan Am Championship Qualifier, Venezuela [Silver] 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China [4th] 2008 International Challenge, Australia [Gold] 2007 Pan Am Championships, Brazil [Silver] 2007 China Cup, Beijing [Silver] 2006 Sr. Women’s ISF World Championships Beijing, China * Qualified for 2008 Olympic Games 2005 Pan Am Championship Qualifier, Guatemala [Silver] 2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece [5th] 2003 Olympic Regional Qualifier, Puerto Rico * [Gold] qualified Canada for 2004 Athens Olympics 2003 Pan American Games, Dominican Republic [Silver] 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 Canada Cup, BC 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002 US Cup 2002 Sr. Women’s ISF World Championships, Saskatoon,SK 2001 Three Nations Challenge, Saskatoon [Gold] 2001 Pan Am Championship Qualifier, Maracay, Venezuela [Silver]  

Canada Cup Experience: 2001 – 2009 Canadian National Team

Years on National Team: 10th  

Sports Awards: All Tournament Team - NAIA Nationals 2001 NAIA 2nd Team All American 2003  

Other Sports/Hobbies/Interests: Hockey, ringette, hanging out with friends, camping

Most Memorable Softball Experience: Participating in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece

Most Memorable Canada Cup experience: Playing Australia in the Canada Cup Final last year. Playing in the game after opening ceremonies is always exciting because the crowds are always so excited.

What does it mean to Play in the Canada Cup?: To be able to play in a world class tournament at home every year is an unbelievable feeling. The crowds are always very excited and supportive.

Most Memorable Non-softball Experience: Making the Canadian Ringette Team and participating in World Championships in Nov, 2010 Traveling Europe in 2004 My college experience [SFU]  

What in your opinion make a team a “Champions”?: A team that knows how to win. A team that plays together and plays with confidence. A team that knows how to do all the little things right. A team that knows how to play through pressure situations.

Pets: 2 dogs

Favourite Movie: Happy Gilmore, Cool Runnings, The Blind Side

Favourite Food: My grandma’s perogies

Favourite TV Show: Family Guy, Home Improvement, Extreme Makeover  

Favourite Actor/Actress: Adam Sandler, Marlon Wayans

Favourite Athlete: Sidney Crosby, Theoron Fleury

Favourite Musician/Group: Good Charlotte, Sum 41

Favourite country visited: Ireland, Australia

Favourite Hobby: Hockey, Ringette

Favourite Drink: Dr Pepper

Favourite Quote: It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of fight in the dog

 

HUMAN INTEREST

 

HIGHLIGHTS

A 2004 and 2008 Olympian, Cumpstone played her university career with Simon Fraser University (SFU) from 1999 to 2003 capturing a bronze medal at the NAIA Nationals in 2000, a silver medal in 2001and a gold medal in 2003. She was also selected to the NAIA All Tournament Team in 2001 as well as the NAIA 2nd Team All American in 2003. After playing her final game for SFU in 2003, Cumpstone returned to the university and completed her degree in Arts in 2006 and aspires to be an architect.

 

PERSONAL

Cumpstone played ringette at the 1999 Canada Winter Games, and was just recently named to the 2010 National Ringette Team. Her sister Meaghan, a catcher and first baseman, also played four years in the Simon Fraser University softball program and her mother Louise also plays competitive fast pitch in Saskatchewan. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Cumpstone enjoys playing hockey and ringette or tuning into an episode of the Simpsons or Family Guy. Her favorite athletes are Theoren Fleury and Sidney Crosby.

Sibling(s) Name(s) ages in 2010

 

Meaghan – 20 – Softball James – 18

Mitchell – 15 – Hockey

 2004 Western Canadian Masters Fastpitch Championship

Bob Van Impe / Gordie Howe Parks July 30 to August 2, 2004 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

LOUISE CUMPSTON - HOST COMMITTEE

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