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Softball - Mon, Jun. 5, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2017 Softball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA All-America committee. Grand View junior Claudia Farrell (JR/Des Moines, Iowa) earned Second Team while senior teammate Devin Brown (SR/Indianola, Iowa) earned Honorable Mention honors. The All-America teams are comprised of First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention selections.

Farrell claimed her third all-America honor after being chosen the Heart of America Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second-straight season. She finished the season with a 25-7 record and 1.28 ERA, striking out 239 in 202.0 innings while tossing 26 complete games in her 30 starts. She ranked No. 6 in the nation for wins (25), No. 15 for innings pitched per a game (6.121), No. 18 for earned run average (1.28), and No. 20 in hits allowed (4.85).

Brown posted the highest batting average for Grand View, batting .397 in 57 games. She scored 60 runs, roped 24 doubles and six home runs while driving in 25 to couple with 25 stolen bases. She ranked No. 3 in the nation for total doubles (24), No. 10 in doubles per a game (.421), No 14 in total runs scored (60) and No. 17 in total hits (79).

2017 NAIA Softball All-America Teams

First Team (sorted by position)

  

Name

School

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

Kathleen Daniel

Brenau (Ga.)

P

Fr.

Locust Grove, Ga.

Georgia Wall*

Oklahoma City

P

So.

Marlow, Okla.

Abby Meador*^

Oklahoma City

P

Jr.

Midwest City, Okla.

Jaci Smith*

Oklahoma City

C

So.

Godley, Texas

Kelsey Connolly

Thomas (Ga.)

C

Jr.

Lodi, Ca.

Kali Pugh*

Oklahoma City

INF

Sr.

Vista, Calif.

Erin Sharpe

Bellevue (Neb.)

INF

So.

Bosque Farms, N.M.

Madison Ellis*

Oklahoma City

INF

Sr.

Yukon, Okla.

Molly Carter

Columbia (Mo.)

INF

So.

Columbia, Mo.

Julinn Torres*

LSU Alexandria (La.)

INF

Sr.

El Paso, Texas

Niki Cook

Georgia Gwinnett

OF

Jr.

Buford, Ga.

Carly Spalding^

Columbia (Mo.)

OF

Sr.

Monroe City, Mo.

Tara Moates^

Oregon Tech

OF

Jr.

Klamath Falls, Ore.

Aubri Hockenbury

Houston-Victoria (Texas)

OF

Sr.

Santa Fe, Texas

Kaisey Carson*

Indiana Wesleyan

UTIL

Sr.

Avon, Ind.

Dani Billings

LSU Alexandria (La.)

DP

Jr.

Nixa, Mo.

Breena Smith

Marian (Ind.)

At-LP

So.

Indianapolis, Ind.

Morghan Dieringer

St. Francis (Ill.)

At-LP

Jr.

New Lenox, Ill.

Kelli Fisher

Bellevue (Neb.)

At-LP

Sr.

Yutan, Neb.

Brashante Dareus

Georgia Gwinnett

ALINF

Sr.

Freeport, Bahamas

Second Team (sorted by position)

    

Name

School

Pos.

 

Hometown

Kelsey Conkey

Rio Grande (Ohio)

P

So.

Minford, Ohio

Rachel Henks

Morningside (Iowa)

P

Sr.

Lee's Summit, Mo.

Claudia Farrell*^

Grand View

P

Jr.

Des Moines, Iowa

Kelsey Gravens

Midway (Ky.)

C

Jr.

Mt. Washington, Ky.

Destiny Turner^

College of Idaho

C

Sr.

Boise, Idaho

Madison Wright

Simpson

INF

So.

Carlisle, Iowa

Taylor Braselton

Reinhardt (Ga.)

INF

Sr.

Euharlee, Ga.

Jacqueline Roof*

Campbellsville (Ky.)

INF

Jr.

Paducah, Ky.

Kyndle Wolfinger

Siena Heights (Mich.)

INF

Sr.

Jackson, Mich.

Michaela Criner

Rio Grande (Ohio)

INF

Fr.

Lancaster, Ohio

Michaela Shouldis

Oklahoma Wesleyan

OF

Jr.

Dayton, Ore.

Kayla Prachyl

Texas Wesleyan

OF

Jr.

Ennis, Texas

Samantha Stallbaumer

Oklahoma City

OF

So.

Haven, Kan.

Megan Washam

Evangel

OF

Sr.

Corinth, Texas

Taylor Winn*

Lindenwood-Belleville

UTIL

Sr.

Herrin, Ill.

Theresa DeCosty

Columbia (Mo.)

DP

Sr.

St. Charles, Mo.

Jessie Isham

Corban (Ore.)

At-LC

So.

Salem, Ore.

Molli Morgan

Ottawa (Kan.)

At-LP

Sr.

Paola, Kan.

Madison Byrd

Tabor (Kan.)

At-LP

Fr.

Stanton, Calif.

Marci West

LSU Alexandria (La.)

At-LP

Sr.

Anacoco, La.


Honorable Mention

Name

School

Marinna Shadley

Ave Maria

Olivia Brees

Baker

Sarah Crews

Clarke

Sabrina Boyd

Corban (Ore.)

Iris Rodriguez

Corban (Ore.)

Alexa Flores

Davenport

McKenzie Kenobbie

Dickinson State

Laykyn Lindsay

Friends (Kan.)

Devin Brown

Grand View

Kelsey Brodbeck

Keiser (Fla.)

Casey Bryan

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Grace Lumpkin

Marian (Ind.)

Caylee Porter

Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

Kassidy Butler

Michigan Dearborn

Mallory Land

Park (Mo.)

Alexis Paulo-Meyers

Peru State

Tate Landmark

Science & Arts (Okla.)

Kelsey Randall

Southern Oregon

Chelsie Valentine

Warner (Fla.)

Rachel Hickman

William Carey (Miss.)

Player of the Year: Kali Pugh, Oklahoma City 
Pitcher of the Year: Kathleen Daniel, Brenau (Ga.)

* 2016 All-American

^2015 All-American

 
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