Four members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's fastpitch softball team were recently honored by the American Mideast Conference coaches when the annual all-conference awards were announced.
Senior pitcher Tara Hines from Marion, Ohio, was selected to the AMC Second Team after posting a 12-11 record with a 1.45 earned run average and six saves. The former Marion Harding High School standout recorded 91 strikeouts in 150 innings of work while issuing just 13 walks.
Senior second baseman Angie Svagerko from Campbell, Ohio, joined Hines on the AMC Second Team honors after batting .296 with 10 RBI, 24 runs scored, and a team-high 11 stolen bases. The Ursuline High School product also registered a .933 fielding percentage with only 10 errors.
Senior outfielder Natalie Wallace from Newark, Ohio, finished an outstanding career with a .352 batting average, 12 doubles, 25 RBI, and 24 runs scored as she was named to the AMC Honorable Mention Team. The former All-Ohioan at Utica High School also led the team with two home runs and was 5-for-5 in stolen base opportunities.
Junior third baseman Amanda Schumm from Rockford, Ohio, was also an Honorable Mention All-AMC pick after batting .357 with 24 runs batted in and 24 runs scored. The former All-Ohioan at Parkway High School also increased her career home run total to 13 with one this season.
MVNC finished the 2001 season with a 20-18 overall record. The Lady Cougars also posted a 12-11 AMC mark as the team finished eighth in the highly-competitive 14-team conference race.