Brickman to participate in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase North

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HUBER HEIGHTS — Kali Brickman, an eighth grader at Weisenborn Middle School and the daughter of Chris and Anita Brickman from Huber Heights, has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase North at Kent State University Jan. 9-10. The QDSN, as it is known, is the largest fastpitch showcase event of it’s kind and is the largest in the U.S.

This event continues to attract athletes from at least 21 states and two Canadian Provinces. This event – The Queen of Diamonds North, in its 20th season. Both QDS North and South events have over normally 2400 applicants in which approximately 364 athletes are selected. This showcase is very unique as athletes actually “apply to” this event individually and are selected based on many criteria ranging from ability, potential, academics, grad year, coaches requests and referrals.

Brickman, a pitcher and outfielder, plays summer ball for the 14U Huber Heights Roadwarriors travel team. She is one of 16 “elite” pitchers selected for the “cage animal sector” at the QDSN showcase. This showcase allows collegiate bound athletes to showcase their talents to college coaches. The Universities attending this event come from all over the East Coast, the South, Mid-West, and South Central states. The divisions represented by these Universities are NCAA Div I, Div II, Div III, NAIA, NJCAA, and NCCAA.

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