Four Earn All-Central Region Honors

Jacee Bennett, Courtney Riddle, Mindy McElroy and Courtney Moore have each earned All-Central Region honors either awarded by the NFCA or by Daktronics.

Bennett was a first team selection at pitcher by Daktronics, while Riddle earned first team honors in the outfield through the NFCA.

McElroy was a second team selection by Daktronics as a pitcher, while Moore was the second team catcher for the NFCA list.

Bennett, a sophomore pitcher from Colbert, Okla., was the Great American Conference Pitcher of the Year after helping Southeastern to a regular season and postseason conference championship. Five times she was named the GAC Pitcher of the Week, and she also earned National Pitcher of the Week honors after being named the Most Outstanding Pitcher at the NFCA D-II Leadoff Classic. She posted a 21-5 record on the season with a 2.71 ERA in 44 appearances with 22 starts. She picked up nine saves and tossed 178.1 innings, striking out a team-best 188 hitters.

Riddle, a redshirt freshman from Irving, Texas, was an honorable mention all-GAC pick after leading Southeastern at the plate with a .420 average. She posted 42 hits on the year with 10 doubles, a triple and two home runs alongside 31 RBI. She boasted a .470 on-base percentage and slugged .600.

McElroy, a junior from Ringling, Okla., was a first team all-GAC pick and earned the conference's Newcomer of the Year honor. She paced the Savage Storm with a 22-3 record on the season as well as posting a team-best 1.77 ERA. She made 42 appearances with 30 starts, tossing 174.1 innings. She picked up a pair of shutouts in six complete games with five saves and 97 strikeouts.

Moore, a senior catcher from Mesquite, Texas, was a first team all-GAC selection after hitting .383 on the year with a team-high 59 hits in 154 at bats with a team-leading 13 doubles as well as four home runs and 46 RBI. She led the team with a .484 on-base percentage, adding 17 walks and 15 HBP to her hit total while also slugging .545. She was a perfect five-for-five stealing bases and added a .989 fielding percentage while playing every game behind the plate.

The NFCA team is selected by a committee of coaches, while the Daktronics team is picked by a vote of the region's sports information directors.


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