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SB: Seven Mavs named to SLC All-Time Roster


 

 

March 31, 2014

FRISCO, Texas – As the Southland Conference commemorates its 50th Anniversary in 2013, the league announced its all-time softball roster consisting of over 80 student-athletes that starred on the diamond, including 11 players that earned first-team all-league honors in each of their four seasons.

Also, the Southland tabbed pitcher Sarah Dawson of Louisiana-Monroe as its all-time pitcher, third baseman Jessica Rogers of Texas-San Antonio as its all-time hitter, and Texas State’s Ricci Woodard as its all-time coach.

“The Southland Conference has a storied softball history, and our collective success is a big part of the Conference’s 50th anniversary celebration,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “All members, past and present, have played a big role in our competitive and academic achievements.”

The Southland developed a metric that measured real-time honors throughout the league’s softball history that dates back to 1983.  A premium was placed on first-team all-conference selections, individual honors, season and career statistics, and postseason success.   In addition to the four-time all-conference choices, the all-time team also includes 11 student-athletes that were named to the all-conference first team on three occasions, and 45 student-athletes that were two-time all-Southland picks.

Dawson was a four-time all-Southland choice from 1994-97, and was the 1994 and 1997 Player of the Year, and earned 1996 and 1997 all-Tournament honors.  She is the Southland’s all-time wins leader in a season (45) and career (120), and also holds the league’s strikeout marks in a season (445) and career (1,280).  She also set league standards for games pitched (187) and completed (151).


 

 

Rogers was also a four-time all-Southland pick from 2003-05 and 2007, and established league home run records in a season (23) and career (69).  She also set the standard with league records for RBI’s in a season (64) and career (192).   She was the 2005 Southland Player and Hitter of the Year, an all-Tournament pick in 2004 and 2007, led the league in batting average and slugging percentage in 2007, and is the Conference’s all-time total bases leader (525).

Woodard is the Southland’s all-time winningest coach in league play with a 249-75-1 (.769) record during her tenure from 2001-12.  Her overall career mark during that time included 440 wins, as she led Texas State to six regular-season Southland titles and four tournament crowns.  Her teams advanced to five NCAA regional appearances, and she coached 59 all-Southland players, six league hitters of the year, eight pitchers of the year and 27 all-Southland academic choices.

In addition to Dawson and Rogers, other four-time all-Southland first team picks include Kim Eisnaugle, Allison Gray, Stacie Gremillion and Sandy Percle of Louisiana-Lafayette, Casey Goodman and Lori Tande of Louisiana-Monroe, Sonja Olsen of Northwestern State, Brenda Woodard of UT Arlington, and Katie Ann Trahan of Texas State.

 

Southland Conference 50th Anniversary All-Time Softball Roster

Kelsie Armstrong, P, Central Arkansas (2010-13)|
First-team All-Southland: 2012-13.  2013 Pitcher of the Year. 2012 and 2013 Southland wins (22, 30) and innings pitched leader (230.1, 298.0)… 2011, 2012 and 2013 Southland strikeouts leader (223, 249, 366).

McKenzie Baack, DP, Texas State (2008-11)
First-team All-Southland: 2009, 2011.

April Bardwell, 2B, Sam Houston State (2001-04)
First-team All-Southland: 2002, 2004.

Denise Batchelor, OF, Stephen F. Austin (1989-92)
First-team All-Southland: 1989, 1991

Leanne Beeler, C, Nicholls State (1992)
First-team All-Southland: 1992… 1992 Player and Hitter of the Year.

Tori Benavidez, OF, Sam Houston State (2010-13)
First-team All-Southland: 2012-13.  2013 Player and Hitter of the Year.

Briana Bishop, 3B, Stephen F. Austin (2007-10)
First-team All-Southland: 2009-10… 2009 HR Leader… 2009 Slugging Percentage Leader… 2008 Walks Leader… 2008 All-Tournament… Member of 2008 Tournament Championship team.

Courtney Blades, P, Nicholls State (1997-98)
First-team All-Southland: 1997-98… 1998 Player of the Year… 1998 Pitcher of the Year… 1997 Newcomer of the Year… 1998 ERA Leader… 1998 Wins Leader…1998 Shutouts Leader… 1998 Innings Pitched Leader… 1998 Strikeout Leader… 1997 Tournament MVP… 1997-98 All-Tournament… Member of 1997 Tournament Championship team.              

Ragan Blake, P, Texas State (2007-09)
First-team All-Southland: 2007-08… Member of 2008 Regular Season Championship team… 2008 Player of the Year… 2007 and 2008 Pitcher of the Year… 2007 Newcomer of the Year… 2007 ERA Leader… 2007 and 2008 Wins Leader… 2007 Shutouts Leader… 2007 IP Leader… 2007 Strikeout Leader… 2007 All-Tournament.

Melanie Bryant, C, Central Arkansas (2010-13)
First-team All-Southland: 2011.  2013 All-Southland Second Team and 2012 Third Team.  2011 Southland Hitter of the Year.

Melissa Bryant, 2B, Central Arkansas (2010-13)
First-team All-Southland: 2012-13.

Jessica Chase, P, Texas State (1999-02)
First-team All-Southland: 2000-01… Member of 2001 Regular Season and Tournament Championship teams… 2001 Pitcher of the Year… 2000 and 2001 ERA Leader… 2001 Wins Leader… 2001 Shutouts Leader… 2001 Tournament MVP… 2001 All-Tournament.

Samantha Chumcal, C, UT Arlington (2007-10)
First-team All-Southland: 2008-09-10.

Monika Covington, P, Stephen F. Austin (2008-11)
First-team All-Southland: 2008-09-10… 2008 Freshman of the Year… 2008 ERA Champion… 2008 Wins Leader… 2008 and 2009 Shutouts Leader… 2008 Innings Pitched Leader… 2008 Strikeouts Leader… Member of 2008 Tournament Championship team… 2008 Tournament MVP… 2008 All-Tournament.           

Katy Cox, P, UT Arlington (2001-03)
First-team All-Southland: 2001-03… 2003 Pitcher of the Year… 2001 Freshman of the Year… 2003 ERA Leader… 2001 Strikeout Leader… 2003 Tournament MVP… 2003 All-Tournament… Member of 2003 Regular Season and Tournament Championship teams.

Lindsey Danzy, OF, Northwestern State (2001-04)
First-team All-Southland: 2003-04.

Brenda Dawson, 2B, Louisiana-Monroe (1989-92)
First-team All-Southland: 1992… 1992 Player of the Year.

Sarah Dawson, P, Louisiana-Monroe (1994-97)
First-team All-Southland: 1994-95-96-97… 1994 & 1997 Player of the Year… 1996 & 1997 All-Tournament… Led ULM to 1997 Regular Season Championship…  Holds Southland season records (all in 1997) in wins (45), strikeouts (446), shutouts (31), games pitched (58) and complete games (50) and shares season record for earned run average (0.52)…  Holds Southland career records in wins (120), strikeouts (1,280), shutouts (74), games pitched (187) and complete games (151).

Debby Day, P, UT Arlington (1988-89)
First-team All-Southland: 1988-89… 1988 Pitcher of the Year… 1988 Newcomer of the Year… 1988 ERA Leader… 1998 and 1999 Wins Leader… 1988 Innings Pitched Leader… 1988 and 1989 Strikeout Leader… Member of 1989 Regular Season Championship team…1989 All-Tournament.

Jennifer Delcambre, P, Sam Houston State (1992-95)
First-team All-Southland: 1993… 1993 Player of the Year.

Donna Dugas, C, Lamar (1985-87)
First-time All-Southland: 1985-87… 1986 Hitter of the Year… 1986 and 1987 Batting Average Champion.

Jeannine Duval, C, UT Arlington (1983-86)
First-team All-Southland: 1983-84-85.

Kim Eisnaugle, P, Louisiana-Lafayette (1983-86)
First-team All-Southland: 1983-84-85-86… 1983, 1984 & 1985 Pitcher of the Year… Led the Ragin’ Cajuns to 1984 Southland Regular Season and Tournament Championships…  Shares season record for earned run average (0.52 in 1984).

Samantha Elliott, 2B, Texas-San Antonio (1992-95)
First-team All-Southland: 1994-95. 

Jessica Els, C, Texas-San Antonio (2003-06)
First-team All-Southland: 2005-06… 2006 Slugging Percentage Leader… Played for UTSA’s 2004-05-06 Regular Season Champions and the 2004 and 2006 Tournament Champions… 2006 Tournament MVP… 2006 All-Tournament.      

Sarah Everingham, 2B, McNeese State (1994-95, 97-98)
First-team All-Southland: 1997-98.

Haley Gaddis, 2B, Texas State (1998-01)
First-team All-Southland: 2000-01.

Shonta Garr, OF, Sam Houston State (1988-89)
First-team All-Southland: 1989… 1989 Hitter of the Year… 1989 Hits, Triples and Stolen Bases Leader.

Sarah Gascon, 3B, Southeastern Louisiana (2001-04)
First-team All-Southland: 2002… Second-team All-Southland: 2003… Third-team All-Southland: 2001 & 2004.

Millie George, SS, Louisiana-Monroe (1983-85)
First-team All-Southland: 1984-85.

Krystal Gibson, 1B, Texas-San Antonio (2002-05)
First-team All-Southland: 2003-04.

Casey Goodman, C, Louisiana-Monroe (2000-03)
First-team All-Southland: 2000-01-02-03… 2002 & 2003 Southland Slugging Percentage Champion.

Allison Gray, 1B, Louisiana-Lafayette (1984-87)
First-team All-Southland: 1984-85-86-87.

Sandy Green, P, Stephen F. Austin (1987-90)
First-team All-Southland: 1989-90… 1989 and 1990 Pitcher of the Year… 1989 and 1990 ERA Leader… 1989 and 1990 IP Leader… 1990 Strikeout Leader…  1990 Tournament MVP… 1988 and 1990 All-Tournament… Member of 1990 Tournament Championship team.

Stacie Gremillion, OF, Louisiana-Lafayette  (1984-87)
First-team All-Southland:  1984-85-86-87… 1987 Southland Hitter of the Year… Led the Ragin’ Cajuns to 1987 Southland Regular Season and Tournament championships.

Amy Grisham, OF, Northwestern State (1990-93)
First-team All-Southland: 1991-92.

Kayla Gutkowski, 1B, Stephen F. Austin (2009-10)
First-team All-Southland: 2009-10… 2009 and 2010 Hitter of the Year… 2009 RBI Leader.

Chandler Hall, P, Texas State (2009-12)
First-team All-Southland: 2009-10-12… 2009 Freshman of the Year… 2012 Player of the Year… 2009-10-12 Pitcher of the Year… 2009-10-11 Tournament MVP… 2009-10-11-12 All-Tournament… Led team to 2009, 2010 and 2012 Regular Season and Tournament Championship Teams.

Kendal Harper, OF, Stephen F. Austin (2007-10)
First-team All-Southland: 2009-10… 2010 Player of the Year… 2008 Stolen Bases Leader… 2010 All-Tournament… Member of SFA’s 2008 Tournament and 2010 Regular Season Championship teams.               

Kat Harrell, SS, Nicholls State (2006-08)
First-team All-Southland: 2006-07-08… 2006 Hitter of the Year… 2006-07-08 Batting Average Champion… 2008 Runs Scored Leader… 2006 and 2008 Hits Leader… 2006 and 2008 Triples Leader… 2008 All-Tournament.

Jackie Harris, OF, Louisiana-Monroe (1991-93)
First-team All-Southland: 1991-92-93… 1993 Southland Stolen Bases leader.

Tami Hoover, DP, Sam Houston State (1989-92)
First-team All-Southland: 1990-91… 1990 Regular Season Champion… 1991 Hits Leader… 1990 and 1991 Stolen Bases Leader.

Caley Jeter, 2B, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2010-11)
First-team All-Southland: 2010-11.

Jennifer Jimenez, SS, Sam Houston State (1993)
First-team All-Southland: 1993… 1993 Hitter of the Year.

Annie Johnston, OF, Northwestern State (2001-02)
First-team All-Southland: 2001-02… 2002 Player of the Year… 2002 Hitter of the Year… 2001 Newcomer of the Year… 2002 Batting Average Champion… 2001 and 2002 Triples Champion… 2001 and 2002 Stolen Bases Champion… 2001 and 2002 All-Tournament… Member of 2002 Tournament Championship team.

Katie Jones, Outfield, UT Arlington (2005-08)
First-team All-Southland: 2007-08… 2007 Player of the Year… 2007 Hitter of the Year… 2007 Runs Scored Leader… Member of the 2007 Regular Season Championship team.

Beth Jordan, 1B, McNeese State (2002-05)
First-team All-Southland: 2002-05… 2005 Hits Leader… 2005 Doubles Leader… 2003-05 All-Tournament… Member of 2005 Tournament Championship team.           

Brandy Kenney, DP, Northwestern State (1997-00)
First-team All-Southland: 1998-99… 1998 Hitter of the Year… 1997-99-00 All-Tournament… Southland’s career doubles leader (62).

Nicole Martin, 2B, Northwestern State (2002-05)
First-team All-Southland: 2003-05… 2002 Freshman of the Year… 2002 Runs Scored Leader… 2002 Hits Leader… 2002 and 2004 All-Tournament… Member of 2002 Tournament Championship team.

Amanda Michalsky, OF, Texas-San Antonio (1997-00)
First-team All-Southland: 1999-00… 1999 Player of the Year… 1999 Hitter of the Year… 1999 Batting Avg. Champion… 1999 Home Run Leader… 1999 Runs Scored Leader… 1999 and 2000 Hits Leader… 1999 Doubles Leader… 1999 Slugging Percentage Leader… 2000 Walks Leader… 2000 All-Tournament… Season Batting Average Record (.541, 1999).             

Ashley Modzelewski, C, McNeese State (2012-Current)
First-team All-Southland: 2012-13. 

Heather Moreaux, 1B, McNeese State (1999-02)
First-team All-Southland: 2000… 2000 Player of the Year.

Aimee Murray, SS, Texas-San Antonio (2004-07)
First-team All-Southland: 2004-05… 2004 Freshman of the Year… Member of the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Regular Season and 2004 and 2006 Tournament Championship teams… 2004 All-Tournament.

Nicole Neuerburg, P, Texas State (2001-04)
First-team All-Southland: 2002-03-04… 2002 Pitcher of the Year… 2002 ERA Leader… 2002 Wins Leader… 2002 and 2003 Shutouts Leader… 2003 Innings Pitched Leader… 2002 and 2003 Strikeout Leader… 2001 and 2002 All-Tournament… Member of 2002 Regular Season Championship team.     

Allison Nevils, 2B, Louisiana-Monroe (1983-86)
First-team All-Southland: 1984-85.

Alex Newton, SS, Texas State (2006-09)
First-team All-Southland: 2009… 2009 Player of the Year.

Sherri Norris, 1B, Nicholls State (1993-96)
First-team All-Southland: 1994-95.

Tina Northcutt, P, UT Arlington (1986-87)
First-team All-Southland: 1986-87… 1986 and 1987 Pitcher of the Year… 1986 Newcomer of the Year… 1986 ERA Leader… 1986 Wins Leader… 1986 IP Leader… 1986 Strikeout Leader      

Sonja Olsen, SS, Northwestern State (1988-91)
First-team All-Southland: 1988-89-90-91… 1990 Doubles Champion… Member of 1991 Regular Season Championship team.

Amy Orr, P, Nicholls State (1994-95)
First-team All-Southland: 1994-95… 1995 Player of the Year.

Sandy Percle, DH, Louisiana-Lafayette (1983-86)
First-team All-Southland: 1983-84-85-86… 1983 & 1984 Southland Hitter of the Year… 1983 & 1984 Batting Champion… Led the Ragin’ Cajuns to 1984 Regular Season and Tournament championships.

Natalie Poole, C, McNeese State (1994-97)
First-team All-Southland: 1995-96-97.

Ashley Ray, 3B, Nicholls State (2011-12)
First-team All-Southland: 2011… 2011 Player of the Year.

Keri Riggs, OF, McNeese State (1994-95)
First-team All-Southland: 1994-95.

Leanne Risberg, OF, Texas-San Antonio (2006-09)
First-team All-Southland: 2007-09.

Jessica Rogers, 3B, Texas-San Antonio (2003-05, 07)
First-team All-Southland: 2003-04-05-07… Southland Season (23 in 2005) and Career (69) Home Run leader… Southland Season (64 in 2005) and Career (192) RBI leader… Member of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Regular Season and 2004 & 2006 Tournament Championship teams… Southland’s career total bases leader (525).      

Rhonda Rube, C, Northwestern State (1989-92)
First-team All-Southland: 1989-90-91… 1989 & 1991 Player of the Year… 1989 Newcomer of the Year… Member of the 1991 Regular Season Championship team.     

Hannah Schwarz, OF, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2010-12)
First-team All-Southland: 2010-11… 2010 Newcomer of the Year… 2010 Batting Average Champion… 2011 Runs Scored Leader… 2010 Hits Leader… 2012 Sacrifice Hits Leader.

Shelley Squires, OF, Stephen F. Austin (1991-94)
First-team All-Southland: 1993-94.

Shannon Steadman, OF, Texas-San Antonio (1993-96)
First-team All-Southland: 1994-96… 1993 Newcomer of the Year… 1996 Stolen Bases Leader… 1996 All-Tournament.        

Wilanne Stewart, P, Louisiana-Monroe (1983-86)
First-team All-Southland: 1984-85.

Jana Strickland, 2B, Northwestern State (1999-02)
All-Tournament honors in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Lori Tande, SS, Louisiana-Monroe (1999-02)
First-team All-Southland: 1999-00-01-02… 1999 Southland Newcomer of the Year… 2001 Southland Player and Hitter of the Year… 2002 Southland Home Run Champion.

Rashunda Taylor, OF, Nicholls State (1995-96)
First-team All-Southland: 1995-96… 1996 Player of the Year… 1996 Hitter of the Year… 1995 Newcomer of the Year… 1996 Batting Average Champion… 1996 RBI Champion… 1996 Runs Scored Leader… 1995 and 1996 Hits Leader… 1995 Triples Leader… 1996 All-Tournament… Member of the 1995 and 1996 Regular Season and 1996 Tournament Championship teams… Southland Career Batting Average Record (.402).

Claire Terracina, OF, McNeese State (2009-12)
First-team All-Southland: 2011-12… 2012 Hits Leader… 2010-11-12 Triples Leader… 2011 Stolen Bases Leader… 2010-12 All-Tournament.    

Julie Thomas, 2B, Sam Houston State (1988)
First-team All-Southland… 1988 Hitter of the Year... 1988 Batting Average Champion and Hits Leader.

Christina Thornton, OF, Nicholls State (1993-94, 1996-1997)
First-team All-Southland: 1996-97… Member of the 1996 Regular Season and Tournament Championship teams… 1994 Hits Leader… 1996 Triples Leader… 1994 Stolen Bases Leader.

Katie Ann Trahan, P/DP, Texas State (2003-06)
First-team All-Southland: 2003-04-05-06… 2003 Freshman of the Year… 2004 & 2005 Utility Player of the Year… 2006 Player & Pitcher of the Year.        

Shelbi Tucker, 3B, Sam Houston State (2010-13)
First-team All-Southland: 2012-13. 

Shandy Ward, OF, Stephen F. Austin (1998-99)
First-team All-Southland: 1998-99… 1998 Hitter of the Year… 1998 Batting Average Champion… 1998 Hits Leader.

Gina Webb, 1B, Stephen F. Austin (1988-91)
First-team All-Southland: 1988-91… Member of the 1990 Tournament Championship team… 1989 Home Run Leader… 1990 All-Tournament.

Hailey Wiginton, OF, Sam Houston State (2008-11)
First-team All-Southland: 2008-11… 2009 Batting Average Champion… 2009 Runs Scored Leader… 2009 Triples Leader… 2009 All-Tournament.    

Brenda Woodard, OF/UT, UT Arlington (1985-86)
First-team All-Southland: 1983-84-85-86… 1985 Hitter of the Year and Batting Champion… 1984-85-86 Stolen Bases Leader.               

Sharen Wynn, 3B/UT, Louisiana-Lafayette (1983-85)
First-team All-Southland: 1983-84-85… Led the Ragin’ Cajuns to 1984 Southland Regular Season championship… 1985 Southland Hits Leader.

Kristen Zaleski, OF, Texas State (2001-04)
First-team All-Southland: 2002-03-04... Third-team All-Southland 2001... 2003 and 2004 Player and Hitter of the Year...Three-time All-Southland Tournament Team (2001, 02, 04)... 2003 and 2004 NFCA All-American... 2002, 03 and 04 NFCA All-Region... CoSIDA Academic All-American 2003 and 2004... Helped lead Texas State to the 2001 conference title and a 2002 runner-up finish...Led Texas State to the 2001 and 2002 regular-season championship.

Leslie Zeller, 2B, Louisiana-Lafayette (1985-87)
First-team All-Southland: 1986-87.

All-Time Pitcher: Sarah Dawson, Louisiana-Monroe

All-Time Hitter: Jessica Rogers, Texas-San Antonio

All-Time Coach: Ricci Woodard, Texas State (2001-12)
Record of 440-251-1 overall and 249-75-1 mark in league play… Most Southland Conference coaching wins in history… Four-time Southland Coach of the Year… Led Texas State to six Southland regular season and four tournament championships… Appeared in five NCAA regionals… Coached 59 all-Southland players, six league hitters of the year, eight pitchers of the year and 27 all-Southland academic choices.

 

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