SALEM, VA -- Forty-seven players have been named to the 2002 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II All-American first, second and third teams. The awards were announced Wednesday at the banquet prior to the NCAA Division II Softball National Championship in Salem. All three teams were selected by NFCA-member NCAA Division II coaching representatives, based on nominations from the 2002 season. The teams are as follows:

Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II First Team All-Americans
Name Position School
Geralyn Elam Pitcher Barry (Fla.)
Lindsey Graham Pitcher North Dakota State
Jenny Mackson Pitcher Grand Valley State (Mich.)
Tracie Schioppi Catcher Cal State San Bernardino
Abby Bourman Catcher St. Cloud State (Minn.)
Rachel Seifert First Base Winona State (Minn.)
Sarah Lockett Third Base Kennesaw State (Ga.)
Natalie Hill Shortstop St. Mary's (Texas)
Kelly Kashmerick Outfield Wayne State (Mich.)
Jessica Shnyder Outfield Bloomsburg (Pa.)
Shyamala White Outfield UC Davis
Kym Kling Utility St. Mary's (Texas)
Daysha Grimes Designated Player California (Pa.)
Krissy Bamford At-Large Kennesaw State (Ga.)

Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II Second Team All-Americans
Name Position School
Gina Ripper Pitcher North Florida
Amy Rosson Pitcher UC Davis
Annie Sells Pitcher Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.)
Alicia Longstreth Catcher Ashland (Ohio)
Laurie Niego Catcher Francis Marion (S.C.)
Sue Coggles First Base Kennesaw State (Ga.)
Lacey Cope Second Base Humboldt State (Calif.)
Kim Miller Third Base California (Pa.)
Kristin Heslop Shortstop California (Pa.)
Lisa Mull Outfield Bloomsburg (Pa.)
Stacey Richardson Outfield Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.)
Sasha Taylor Outfield Texas Woman's
Melanie Carter Utility Alabama-Huntsville
Shannon Sims Designated Player Alabama-Huntsville
Katie Morgis At-Large Merrimack (Mass.)

Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II Third Team All-Americans
Name Position School
Kerri Cooper Pitcher Bloomsburg (Pa.)
Lindsay Ellingsworth Pitcher Valdosta State (Ga.)
Marnie Sundberg Pitcher Le Moyne (N.Y.)
Liz Beyer Catcher Incarnate Word (Texas)
Renae Carter Catcher Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)
Jennee West First Base Mesa State (Colo.) (tie)
Denyve Duncan Second Base Saint Leo (Fla.) (tie)
Amanda Lehotak Second Base Nebraska-Omaha
Amy Mettee Third Base UC San Diego
Elizabeth Economon Shortstop Truman State (Mo.)
Jessica Addison Outfield USC Spartanburg
Heidi Martin Outfield Arkansas-Monticello (tie)
Kristen Cheney Outfield Washburn (Kan.) (tie)
Kim Logana Outfield C.W. Post (N.Y.)
Kelli Evans Utility Kutztown (Pa.)
Jami Ingram Designated Player Texas Woman's (tie)
Beth Berry At-Large Wayne State (Mich.) (tie)
Valerie McCoy At-Large Southern Illinois-Edwardsville


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