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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Fifty-six players have been named to the 2003 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All America first, second and third teams.
The awards were announced Wednesday at the opening ceremonies prior to the NCAA Division I softball WomenÃŒs College World Series in Oklahoma City. All three teams were selected by NFCA-member NCAA Division I coaching representatives, bases on nominations from the 2003 season.

Each of the eight WomenÃŒs College World Series participants is represented on the All-America teams with Arizona and UCLA leading the way with four selections. The Bruins placed four players on the first team ? pitcher Keira Goerl, shortstop Natasha Watley, designated player Claire Sua and utility player Tairia Mims -- while Arizona had three first team selections ? pitcher Alicia Hollowell, outfielder Autumn Champion and shortstop Lovie Jung (at-large) and one second team selection (outfielder Courtney Fossatti).

No. 3 seed Texas placed one player on the first team, pitcher Cat Osterman, while fourth seeded Oklahoma had two honorees ? first team third baseman Leah Gulla and second team pitcher Kami Keiter.

No. 5 seed Washington also placed two players on All-America teams. Catcher Kristen Rivera was named to the first team and pitcher Tia Bollinger was a member of the second team.

Louisiana-Lafayette, winners of the No. 6 Regional, had two players honored. Becky McMurtry (at-large/third base) was named to the second team and outfielder Danyele Gomez was named to the third team.

California first baseman Veronica Nelson was named to the second team, while her teammate Courtney Scott was an at large catcher on the second team.

Alabama first baseman Jackie McClain was also a second team at-large selection.

Rounding out the All-American first team are Hawaii first baseman Stacey Porter, Purdue second baseman Andrea Hillsey, Brigham Young outfielder Janalisi Keohohou, Mississippi State outfielder Iyhia McMichael, Cal State Fullerton first baseman Jenny Topping (at-large), DePaul pitcher Lindsay Chouinard (at-large), Oklahoma State pitcher Lauren Bay (at-large) and Florida State utility player Jessica van der Linden (at-large).

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association names more than 300 first, second and third team All-Americans in NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as in NAIA, NJCAA, California Community College, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges and high school.

First Team
Pitcher Cat Osterman Texas
Pitcher Keira Goerl UCLA
Pitcher Alicia Hollowell Arizona
Catcher Kristen Rivera Washington
First Base Stacey Porter Hawaii
Second Base Andrea Hillsey Purdue
Third Base Leah Gulla Oklahoma
Shortstop Natasha Watley UCLA
Outfield Janalisi Keohohou Brigham Young
Outfield Iyhia McMichael Mississippi State
Outfield Autumn Champion Arizona
Designated Player Claire Sua UCLA
Utility Tairia Mims UCLA
At-Large (SS) Lovie Jung Arizona
At-Large (1B) Jenny Topping Cal State Fullerton
At-Large (P) Lindsay Chouinard DePaul
At-Large (P) Lauren Bay Oklahoma State
At-Large (UT) Jessica van der Linden Florida State
Second Team
Pitcher Michelle Green Georgia
Pitcher Kami Keiter Oklahoma
Pitcher Tia Bollinger Washington
Catcher Jami Trinidad UC Santa Barbara
First Base Veronica Nelson California
Second Base Brandi Stuart Florida State
Third Base Phelan Wright Arizona State
Shortstop Kristen Johnson Iowa
Outfield Courtney Fossatti Arizona
Outfield Nicole Barber Georgia
Outfield Kristen Zaleski Southwest Texas
Designated Player Lai-Kia Fennell Cal State Northridge
Utility Marissa Young Michigan
At-Large (SS) Christina Clark Fresno State
At-Large (UT) Jamie Southern Fresno State
At-Large (1B) Jackie McClain Alabama
At-Large (3B) Becky McMurtry Louisiana-Lafayette
At-Large (C) Courtney Scott California
Third Team
Pitcher Jodie Cox Cal State Fullerton
Pitcher Jessica Beech Michigan State
Pitcher Lisa Birocci Iowa
Pitcher Kristin Schmidt Louisiana State
Catcher Elisa Vasquez Florida State
First Base Jaclyn Holden North Carolina
Second Base Brynnen Gutherie Oregon State
Third Base Andrea Loman Notre Dame
Shortstop Emily Robustelli Massachusetts
Outfield Catalina Morris Stanford
Outfield Tiffany Tolleson North Carolina
Outfield Danyele Gomez Louisiana-Lafayette
Designated Player Saskia Roberson DePaul
Utility Sarah Martz DePaul
At-Large (UT) Andrea Vidlund Oregon
At-Large (3B) Rachael McGinnis Missouri
At-Large (OF) Sandy Lewis Michigan State
At-Large (1B) Amanda Holloway Hofstra
At-Large (OF) Rosette Rough Long Island
At-Large (UT) Gina Oaks Cal State Fullerton


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