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Former Aggie softball star Vidales, Mexico Qualify for 2020 Olympic Softball Tournament

Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 15:50:59-04

SURREY, British Columbia — Former Texas A&M softball All-American Tori Vidales helped the Mexican National Softball Team qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

“To reach the pinnacle of competition in our sport is a feat not many athletes will ever do, much less have the opportunity to do,” Vidales said. “I am so excited to say that after 4+ years of dedicating my summer vacations to honor my heritage, Team Mexico has qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. My excitement level is through the roof to know that all of our team’s hard work had been repaid in full. Thank you to Texas A&M for being such a huge part of my journey. Gig ‘Em and Viva Mexico!”

Vidales hit .500 in the tournament, notching team-highs of nine hits and seven RBI. She posted a .524 on base percentage and a .667 slugging percentage for a 1.191 OPS.

An NFCA All-American in 2016 and 2018, Vidales finished her career as the school's record holder in runs (198), RBI (219) and total bases (480). She ranks second all-time in Texas A&M history in home runs (65), third in walks (164) and slugging percentage (.694) and sixth in batting average (.355) and putouts (1200).