Three members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's fastpitch softball team were recently named All-Americans by the National Christian College Athletic Association at its annual coaches' meeting.
Senior Tara Hines and junior Amanda Schumm were selected to the NCCAA All-American First Team, while senior Natalie Wallace was chosen as an NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American. The Lady Cougars finished fifth at the NCCAA National Tournament after entering the 10-team tournament as the ninth seed.
Hines, a pitcher from Marion, Ohio, has compiled a 12-9 record with an outstanding 1.42 earned run average. In 132 2/3 innings of work, the former Marion Harding High School product has recorded 85 strikeouts and issued just 12 walks. She has tossed five shutouts and recorded four saves.
Schumm, a third baseman from Rockford, Ohio, leads the team with a .367 batting average, 23 runs scored, and 23 runs batted in. The former Parkway High School star has also compiled eight doubles, one triple, and one home run.
Wallace, an outfielder from Newark, Ohio, has posted a .360 batting average with 21 runs scored and 21 RBI. The former Utica High School standout leads the team with 11 doubles and two home runs, and she has also recorded one triple.
MVNC is currently 18-16 overall and 12-9 in the American Mideast Conference. The Lady Cougars will play their final home games on Tuesday when the team hosts Ohio Dominican College in a conference doubleheader that is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m.