NewsThree Lady Cougars Earn Softball All-American Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Three members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s fastpitch softball team were recently honored when the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American Teams were announced.
Stephanie Johnson, a junior shortstop from Tallmadge, Ohio, was selected to the NCCAA All-American First Team after being an NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American the previous two seasons. The former Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy star finished the 2005 season with a .456 batting average. Johnson compiled 12 doubles, nine triples, two home runs, 30 runs scored, 34 RBI, and seven stolen bases.
Laura Kot, a sophomore outfielder from Tallmadge, Ohio, was named to the NCCAA All-American Second Team after being on the NCCAA All-American First Team last year. This season, the former Tallmadge High School standout batted .463 with six doubles, one triple, five RBI, 33 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases.
Jackie Shively, a senior outfielder from Englewood, Ohio, was selected as an NCCAA Honorable Mention All-American. The former Northmont High School product batted .419 with one double, two RBI, 31 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases. She also became the program’s career leader in games played (165) and stolen bases (43).
MVNU finished the season with a 17-18 overall record and a 5-9
mark in the American Mideast Conference South Division.