Press Release for Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Savage to be Inducted into Delaware State Athletic Hall of Fame

Brian Morgan

UNF Director of Athletic Media Relations

(904) 620-4027


University of North Florida softball assistant coach Janice Savage has been selected for induction into the Delaware State University Athletics Hall of Fame, as announced by Delaware State University on Monday, Aug. 23. The enshrinement ceremony for the 2010 Hornet Hall of Fame class is set for Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Dover.


Savage, a two-time Academic All-American and a All-MEAC First Team selection, graduated as Delaware State's career pitching leader in strikeouts, earned run average, shutouts and saves.


“I’m very excited to be a part of the 2010 Delaware State University Hall of Fame class,” Savage said. “I competed for two years at Delaware State and it was a wonderful experience.. I was honored to be there and I’m glad they are taking the chance to honor me now.”


After competing at Georgia Southern University for two seasons, Savage finished the last two seasons of her collegiate career at Delaware State. In two seasons for the Hornets, Savage was a dominant force on the mound, ranking in the top 25 nationally in strikeouts per seven innings (20th in 2004, 8.6 strikeouts per seven innings) and ERA (24th in 2004, 0.98). She still holds the school and MEAC records for strikeouts in a career (323), season (185) and single game (17).


While at Delaware State, Savage was named to the All-MEAC First Team and All-ECAC First Team, while also being named a two-time NFCA Academic All-American and earned the MEAC Commissioner’s academic award twice. Savage also earned All-Southern Conference accolades while competing at Georgia Southern University.


In 2005, Savage played one season professionally overseas for New Bologna, an upper division team in the Italian Federation League, becoming the first Delaware State female to sign a professional sports contract. The Dover, Del., native received her bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and master’s in Sport Administration from Delaware State University.