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Fund Created in Memory of Slain Former UMD Softball Pitcher

Updated: 02/12/2014 5:56 PM
Created: 02/12/2014 2:16 PM WDIO.com

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has set up a fund in memory of former Bulldog softball player Mandy Matula.

The UMD Softball 1 Four Mandy Matula Fund was established in partnership with Matula's family.

The fund will provide financial support for the Bulldog softball program.

Matula was a starting pitcher and utility player with the Bulldogs from the 2007 through 2010 seasons.

She finished with a .304 lifetime batting average and was 11-9 in 31 career pitching appearances.

Her No. 14 jersey will be retired this spring.

Matula, of Eden Prairie, was 24 when she disappeared last May.

Police believe her ex-boyfriend shot her before killing himself outside the Eden Prairie police station a day later. Her remains were found in Stearns County in October. 

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