Congratulations to Waupaca Sand’s Dena DiVincenzo! Dena was recently inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dena was a four-year standout on the softball diamond and was a key part of the 1998 Pointers national championship team that was the first WIAC team to win a softball national championship. Dena also helped the 1996 UWSP team to the College World Series berth and a regional championship.
She ranks fourth all-time in program history in batting average (.390) and is tied for fourth in triples (11). She was a three-time All-WIAC performer and a Third Team All-American in her senior season. Dena also holds program records for games in a season (55 in 1998) and runs in a season (50 in 1996). Following her career, she was named to the WIAC All-Time Softball team in 2012.
“Individual success without team success is hollow and insignificant” Dena said during her acceptance speech. “I’m only receiving this honor because our team achieved so much.”
Dena is proud that her career at Waupaca Sand & Solutions keeps her involved in the game. “I’ve always had a passion for playing ball. Waupaca Sand allows me to impact the game in an interesting way: by helping advance the science of manufacturing infield mixes so players can have better fields to play on.”