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July 16, 2015


Gamecock History

  • Two-time All-American (1st team 1982, 2nd team 1983) and two-time All-Region
  • Part of the first NCAA Women’s College World Series team in 1983, hitting .283
  • Led that team in runs, triples and stolen bases


  • Dufficy came to SC on a full basketball scholarship but became the first All-American in SC softball history
  • She loved playing ball at SC and the dorm life.
  • She continued playing softball after graduating, spending 19 years with the Connecticut Brakettes.
  • In 1983, the Brakettes won nine games in 48 hours to win their 18th of 27 national titles. Dufficy was named MVP of the ASA National Tournament.
  • She played on Team USA, winning a silver medal in 1983 and a gold in 1995.
  • Dufficy played two years in the Women’s Pro Softball League, a precursor to the National Pro Fastpitch. She spent 1998 with the Georgia Pride and 1999 with the Tampa Bay Firestix.
  • In 2005, she was inducted in ASA/USA Softball National Hall of Fame

Current Life

  • Dufficy now lives in Tampa
  • She has two kids, Tori and Jaxon

Interview conducted by Kaela Jackson