SEGUIN, Texas – Austin College softball players Taylor Steelman, Briana and Sophia Hernandez, Victoria Herrera, Emily Low, and Mallory Rossmann have each been named All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference players for the 2014 season, the league office has announced.
Steelman, a senior outfielder from Paris, was named Second Team All-SCAC after batting .375 with a team-best 51 hits on the year, including 10 doubles. Steelman also drove in five runs and was second on the team with six stolen bases, and had a .422 on-base percentage and a .449 slugging percentage. She also scored 33 runs to lead the ‘Roos.
Briana Hernandez, a sophomore catcher and third baseman from Irving, was named Honorable Mention All-SCAC after batting .336 on the year with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs, and 28 runs batted in. Hernandez had a .444 on-base percentage and a .513 slugging percentage, and also scored 23 runs.
Sophia Hernandez, a sophomore utility player and pitcher from Irving, was an Honorable Mention All-SCAC selection after batting .304 with seven doubles, three triples, five home runs, and a team-best 29 runs batted in and had a .353 on-base percentage and a .528 slugging percentage. Hernandez also won nine games on the mound with a team-best 3.47 earned-run-average, and threw a perfect game earlier this season.
Herrera, a freshman pitcher from Houston, was named Honorable Mention All-SCAC after breaking the Austin College single season record for strikeouts, and she also finished the year with a SCAC-leading 115 strikeouts in 125.0 innings of work. She had a 4.09 earned-run-average and walked only 27 batters while winning nine games and earning one save.
Low, a freshman outfielder from League City, was named Honorable Mention All-SCAC after she finished the season batting .306 with four doubles, a home run, and 18 runs batted in. Low had a .346 on-base-percentage and a .363 slugging percentage and also scored 17 runs on the year.
Rossmann, a senior catcher and third baseman from Copper Canyon, was an Honorable Mention All-SCAC pick after batting .303 on the season with seven doubles, 15 runs batted in, and a team-best 10 stolen bases. Rossmann had a .417 on-base-percentage and a .374 slugging percentage, and scored 24 runs on the year.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.