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Joan Joyce


1940 Born August 1 in Waterbury, Connecticut
1956 Joins the Raybestos Brakettes
1958 Pitches a no-hitter for the National Fast Pitch Softball Championship
1962 Joins the Orange (California) Lionettes while attending Chapman College
1967 Re-joins the Raybestos Brakettes
1974 Leads the Raybestos Brakettes to a world championship title, the first for a United States team
1975 Retires from the Raybestos Brakettes
1976 Co-founds the International Women's Professional Softball Association, which lasts four seasons
1977 Qualifies for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
1994 Becomes first women's softball coach at Florida Atlantic University
1996 Becomes women's golf coach and senior women's administrator at Florida Atlantic University

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