Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bruins Softball: NFCA All-Americans


Congrats to the Bruins Softball NFCA All Americans!




STARKVILLE, Miss. – Ninety-six players from 41 different institutions have been named to one of six different 2012 NFCA NJCAA Division I All-Region teams, the Association announced on Friday

The runner-up for the 2012 national championship, Salt Lake, was one of just four teams to have all five of its nominees earn all-region honors this season and the only team to place all five on a first team. Joining the Bruins with five overall sections this season were Blinn, Crowder and Howard.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) awards are voted on by all the coaches therefore the players truly earned these awards with their play.

Forty-eight student athletes from 29 different institutions have been named to one of three 2012 NFCA NJCAA Division I All-American teams, the Association announced on Wednesday.

The 2012 national champion, Chattanooga State, and the national runner-up, Salt Lake, led the nation with three first-team selections. Salt Lake also led the nation in overall All-Americans with five total honorees.

Pitcher MaCauley Flint, infielder Maddy Woodard and outfielder Malia Campos were all named to the first team from Salt Lake. Flint went 27-2 in 2012 with 214 strikeouts and a 1.64 ERA, while Woodard drove in 79 runs and scored 78 of her own. Campos batted .392 for the Bruins, scored 68 runs and swiped 42 bases. 

Pitcher Ariel Zimmerman and infielder Savanah Webster were both named 2nd team All-American.  Zimmerman finished her career at SLCC by breaking the strikeout record with 515 career k's.  Webster completed her two years with a .495 batting average, 23 homeruns and 36 doubles. 

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) awards are voted on by all the coaches therefore the players truly earned these awards with their play.