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NFCA Announces 2012 NJCAA Division II All-Americans

STARKVILLE, Miss. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association is proud to announce the names of 32 student-athletes from 18 different institutions that have been named to one of the two 2012 NJCAA Division II All-American teams.

For the second straight year, Kirkwood led the nation in overall and first-team All-Americans with four. 2011 NJCAA II National Champion Phoenix was also well represented this season with two first-team honorees and one second-teamer.

Kirkwood had honorees in each

Muskegon's Dana Briggs. Courtesy of MCC Athletics.

 of the chosen positions with pitcher Catie Flaucher, infielder Jenny Nelson, outfielder Nicole Fisher and designated player Kayla Tatge. Flaucher went 22-3 in the circle for the Eagles and recorded the second-most strikeouts in the nation with 233. Nelson batted .404 with 66 RBIs and 62 runs, while Fisher launched 25 home runs and stole 25 bases. Tatge turned in a .357 clip with 56 RBIs, 56 runs and 20 long balls.

Iowa Central had three first team selections this season, pitcher Corinne Frei and infielders Morgan Allee and Brittany Madsen. Frei posted a 2.01 ERA and fanned 201 batters, while Aleee led the nation in stolen bases with 71 and posted a .561 on-base percentage. Madsen also had a great offensive year for the Tritons, as she finished with a .379 average, 72 RBIs and 18 home runs.

Earning first-team All-American honors for national champion Phoenix were catcher Desirea Gill and infielder Krystal Garcia. Gill was third in the nation in home runs in 2012 with 27, while Garcia batted .401 to go along with 74 RBIs and 73 runs.

The last school with multiple first-teamers was Cowley County, which had infielder Haley Strawn and outfielder Laura Seemann. Strawn batted .505 with 69 RBIS, while Seeman followed close behind in both categories at .503 and 67, respectively.

The final two battery members of this year’s team were LSU-Eunice pitcher Tina Schulz and Marshalltown catcher Hally Lenzine. Shulz was 23-4 in the circle with a 1.11 ERA and 156 strikeouts, while Lenzine notched the second-most home runs in the nation with 29 and a .557 on-base percentage.

The final three honorees were a pair of outfielders and an infielder. Justine Phillips batted an even .500 for Illinois Central this season while scoring 77 runs and stealing 35 bases.

Mackenzie Chrenka scored 45 runs and drove in another 43 for Lansing, while Dana Briggs helped power the Muskegon offense with a .484 average, 58 stolen bases and 57 runs.

To view the complete list 2012 NFCA NJCAA Division II All-Americans, click here.