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January 2, 2014

Hall-of-Famer, Again

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“She’s always been in her players’ lives. For me, that was a big decision for me and my parents at the time. She always showed that interest in the person, not just the player. That made a big difference.”

The decision for McClure-Isable to travel away from home for the first time back in 2000 led the Batavia native to the state where she would create a life of her own. McClure-Isable currently resides with her own family in Bowling Green, Ky., which will make the trip back to Louisville much easier for ceremonies that will take place through the weekend starting next Saturday at 6 p.m. (EST) at the Brown & Williamson Club inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Like her last hall-of-fame induction, at Indian Hills, McClure-Isable plans on having all her family in attendance for all the ceremonies including being introduced during halftime on the Louisville men’s basketball game against SMU on Sunday, Jan. 12. This time, however, it’s her family from Iowa that will have to the lion’s share of the traveling to watch McClure-Isable be honored as a Hall-of-Fame intercollegiate softball player.

“I think my parents are already arguing over who’s driving,” McClure-Isable joked. “It sounds like I have a lot of people that will be coming down for the ceremony. It may be an even bigger group this time because it’s in Louisville. Kentucky is my home. It’s a great place to live.”

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