- Name Victoria Rumph
- Hometown Drayton, Ont.
- Date of Birth February 19, 1991
- Number 04
- Primary Position Catcher
- Bats Right
- Throws Right
Victoria Rumph is a veteran of international competition and has been a part of Softball Canada’s Women’s National Team program since 2013. In her initial year on the national squad, Canada won the silver medal at the Pan American Softball Championship. That same year, Rumph was a part of the team when it competed at the World Cup of Softball. In 2015, Rumph was an alternate for Team Canada as it won gold at the Pan American Games and she was on the active roster for the Japan Cup in 2017. She has also been a regular member of Team Canada at the annual Canada Cup tournament in Surrey, B.C., competing at the tournament in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
The Drayton, Ontario native studied at Youngstown State University where she was a four year starter for the Penguins and she finished her career as Youngstown’s all-time RBI leader (123) and was the first player in program history to have a career batting average above .300, over 20 home runs and over 100 RBI. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Youngstown and also holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education.
After completing her degree, she served as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, helping lead the Penguins to a 30-win season. She continued her coaching career at Muskigum for two seasons as an assistant coach before taking over as head coach at the College of Wooster in 2017 where she has served since. Following her Wooster team's 2019 season, she joined the Canadian Wild of Southern Illinois in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League and hit a home run and a double in 7 games of action.
What Minor Softball Association did you grow up playing in? Drayton Minor Ball and Guelph Gators
What’s your favourite food? Pizza
What’s your favourite book? Hunger Games Series
What’s the best movie you’ve ever watched? The Mighty Ducks
What’s your pre-game ritual? You can usually find me singing underneath my catcher’s mask!
What’s your favourite place that softball has taken you? I loved our trip to the Japan Cup in 2017. It was awesome to experience the Japanese culture and to get to see parts of Tokyo. Watching sumo wrestlers’ practice was a very unique experience.
What are your future aspirations? In the future I would like to coach my college team, The College of Wooster Fighting Scots, to a NCAA Division III National Championship. I also want to be a mom!
If you could spend an hour with anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be? Definitely my Dad! I could hang out with him for hours and never get bored. Where I currently live, I don’t get to see him as much as I’d like!
2013 Pan American Championships - Silver