Sunrise over the bronze sculpture honoring Cal U women’s softball national championships


Jeff Helsel

A sculpture outside the Natali Student Center commemorating the Cal U Women’s Softball National Championship of 1997 and 1998.

Jeff Helsel

The top of three 7-foot bronze sculptures silhouetted against the sky during sunrise at California University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

The sculpture, outside the Natali Student Center, commemorates the Cal U women’s softball team’s NCAA Division II National Championship of 1997 and 1998.

Unveiled to the public at a dedication ceremony in the fall of 2001, the sculpture was created by artist Allan Cottrill of Washington, Pa. and depicts three softball players hoisting a championship trophy.