After a successful season, the nationally-acclaimed Salt Lake Community College softball team has had two players recognized by the NJCAA as All-America players.
Mallory Barber (pictured left), an infielder from Spanish Fork, and Tarni Stepto (right), a pitcher from Australia, were both recognized by the NJCAA as All-America players in a release by the national association on Monday. The Bruins went 47-8 overall during the season, claiming the Scenic West and Region 18 titles and advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament.
Barber was named Second-Team All-America thanks to a breakout season for Salt Lake. She hit .513 at the plate, leading the team with 77 hits and 24 doubles. Barber also led the Scenic West Athletic Conference with 144 total bases.
A newcomer to the Bruins, Stepto made Third-Team All-America as a pitcher but was an excellent all-around player. As a pitcher, she went 12-3 in the circle in 7 starts and 5 complete games. She also led Salt Lake with 131 strikeouts. As a hitter, Stepto led SLCC with an average of .521 and led the team with 71 RBI's.
Salt Lake is expected to have several players sign to continue playing collegiately. Signing updates will take place throughout the summer on slccbruins.com.