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Jen Pawol
Alum Jen Pawol umpiring a Detroit Tigers exhibition game in Lakeland, FL
Detroit Free Press

Hofstra alum and softball standout Jen Pawol is a minor league umpire who worked behind the plate at a Detroit Tigers exhibition game in Florida on Feb. 22. Pawol is one of only two women currently umpiring in MLB-affiliated professional baseball. She aspires to eventually become the first woman to ever umpire an MLB game. 

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