The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2012 Softball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA All-America committee and comprised of First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention selections.
Grand View University catcher Emily Gilbert (Prairie City, Iowa) was voted to this year's NAIA All-America Second Team. The award marks her third All-American award; she was voted to the First Team in 2011 and the Second Team in 2010.
Gilbert led the Vikings to a 31-30 overall record and second place finish in the Midwest Collegiate Conference in 2012. The Vikings advanced to the Final Four of the MCC Tournament behind Gilbert who started all 61 games for GV this season, batting .344 with 62 hits, 39 runs, 54 RBIs, seven doubles, three triples and 12 home runs. She was voted to the MCC First Team for the third time this year.
"Emily has been an extremely valuable member of not only the Grand View softball program, but also the Grand View University community. She is a person of high quality with a high commitment level. We wish her well in her future endeavors," said Viking Head Softball Coach Lou A. Yacinich.
The senior, who graduated in April with a degree in Human Services, also managed to maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and was recently named an NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete and CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American.
Complete NAIA Softball All-American release.
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