Lauren Chamberlain Joins Easton Fastpitch
Former University of Oklahoma and National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) star Lauren Chamberlain has joined the Easton fastpitch ambassador team.
Chamberlain helped lead Oklahoma to a national championship in 2013 and was named the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year. She graduated from Oklahoma in 2015 having been named an All-American four times, and she still holds the NCAA career record for home runs in college softball with 95.
"I'm beyond excited to be joining team Easton," Chamberlain said in a press release. "They really dive into the wants and needs of the modern-day player, and it's easy to get behind a company that takes pride in that."
Following her college career at Oklahoma, Chamberlain was the top pick in the 2015 NPF draft and played for the USSSA Pride. Chamberlain currently spends her time managing a hitting facility in Oklahoma that works with over 50 fastpitch players a week throughout the year. In addition to hosting multiple large-scale camps and launching an ongoing expert roundtable series called "Legends in the Making," Chamberlain is a regular speaker on panels and for events that allow her to share her philosophies and experiences with coaches and players nationwide.
Chamberlain joins Easton's growing fastpitch ambassador team that already boasts catching instructor Jen Schroeder and defensive instructor Morgan Stuart. Easton says they now have top influencers in every facet of fastpitch softball training and thought leadership.
"Lauren Chamberlain is the queen of hitting in softball," Easton Softball sports marketing manager Julie Tobyansen said in the release. "We look forward to continuing to dominate the offensive space and product innovation with Lauren's help."
Easton plans to enrich Chamberlain's hitting camps and clinics by providing Easton products, including bats and hitting training aids. Easton and Chamberlain also expect to develop content for digital and social media channels to help players maximize their potential on the offensive side of the game.
"Easton strives to develop best-in-class products with validation from some of the top athletes and coaches in the world," Easton senior vice president of sales and marketing Dan Jelinek said in the release. "We're thrilled to add Lauren Chamberlain to our team of ambassadors in fastpitch softball. Lauren has an impressive background, competing at the highest level and now focusing on helping other players achieve greatness."
Tim Newcomb covers gear and business for Softball America and Baseball America. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.