Three UHV players earn all-regional honors
Three Jaguar softball players were named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NAIA Southwest All-Region team.
Junior infielder Kelly King was selected to the first team, while junior pitcher Emily Bergstrom and senior first baseman Courtney Pettit was selected to the second team.
King finished the season with a .361 batting average and had 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 27 RBI, 25 runs scored and a .511 slugging percentage.
Bergstrom was the ace in the circle this season for the Jaguars compiling a 20-6 record with a 1.67 ERA. She was twice named the Association of Independent Institutions. weekly female athlete of the week and was also named the NAIA Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 18.
Pettit compiled a .372 batting average and led the team with 120 total bases, nine home runs, 20 doubles, 58 RBIs and a .612 slugging percentage. She also scored 37 runs and banged out a team-high 73 hits.
2011 Louisville Slugger/NFCA NAIA Southwest All-Region Team
Lilly LaVella, pitcher, Oklahoma City
Amy Madden, catcher, Southern Nazarene
Katie Gale, first baseman Southern Nazarene
Christen Kirchner, second baseman, Central Baptist
Kayla Lucas, third baseman, Central Baptist
Davee Croy, shortstop, Oklahoma Christian
Erica Gunter, outfielder, Central Baptist
Kiara Bonner, outfielder, Central Baptist
Dani Bryant, outfielder, Nebraska Wesleyan
Mikaela Klein, designated playerConcordia (NE)
Amanda Neumann, utility, Bellevue
Nathalie Timmermans, at-large, Oklahoma City
Tori Joyner, at-large, Oklahoma City
Jessica Bock, at-large, Central Baptist
Kelly King, at large, Houston-Victoria
Mackenzie Neely, at-large, Morningside
Emma Remy, pitcher, Morningside
Kayla Jennings, catcher, Oklahoma City
Marcia Kennedy, first baseman, Nebraska Wesleyan
Samantha Hernandez, second baseman, Northwood (TX)
Clarissa Eloge, third baseman, Concordia (NE)
Shelby Mendik, shortstop, Doane
Erin Bohlmann, outfielder, Morningside
Sarah Peoples, outfielder, Oklahoma Christian
Kathryn Wardian, outfielder, Bellevue
Emily Bergstrom, designated player, Houston-Victoria
Courtney Pettit, at-large, Houston-Victoria
Brooke Ellis, at-large, Bellevue
Hannah Godina, at-large, Our Lady of the Lake
Nicole Baker, at-large, Concordia (NE)
Kyile Helmink, at-large, Morningside
Krista Patton, at-large, Peru St.