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Wednesday May 29, 2013Gator Softball's Hannah Rogers and Lauren Haeger Tabbed NFCA Division I First Team All-Americans

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On the eve of the start of the 2013 Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla., Gator softball players junior Hannah Rogers (Lake Wales, Fla.) and sophomore Lauren Haeger (Peoria, Ariz.) were tabbed NFCA Division I First Team All-Americans, announced by the organization Wednesday.


The honor makes Rogers a three-time All-American, each year of her Gator career, while Haeger picks up All-America honors for the first time after being a NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team selection in both 2012 and 2013. Her freshman year in 2011, Rogers became UF’s second-ever freshman All-American as she graced the All-America Second Team honor roll in both 2011 and 2012.


Haeger’s All-America accolade makes 12 All-Americans and 24 All-America honors under eighth year Gator head coach Tim Walton, who has directed the Florida softball program to its fifth Women’s College World Series in school history. Under Walton, Florida has advanced to the WCWS five of the last six years, including appearances in the championship series in both 2009 and 2011. Walton has tutored at least one All-American seven of his eight years at the helm of the UF program.


Rogers is Florida’s third softball student-athlete to be named at least a three-time All-American during her Gator tenure, joining former Gators Stacey Nelson (2007, 2008, 2009), Francesca Enea (2008, 2009, 2010) and Aja Paculba (2008, 2009, 2011).


Walton, Rogers, Haeger and the Gators will open 2013 Women’s College World Series play Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (ET) against SEC Eastern Division rival Tennessee. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2, while Gator fans can also follow live stats on Gametracker or tune in to 105 The Game locally and online for all the coverage.


Sophomore RHP/DP Lauren Haeger

NFCA All-America First Team UT/P...First Team All-SEC DP/UT…NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team...First in the SEC in RBI (70), third in the league in walks (45) and HR (18)...Ranks 16th in the country in homers…Had school-record tying seven RBI in Regionals vs. USF Sat...Is four HR away from UF record 22 and 10 RBI from UF record (80)...Allowed the third-least ER through SEC play in circle…Batted .347 against UF’s top-25 opponents in regular-season play…Has five wins against top-25 teams in the circle on the season (Ariz., Tenn., Georgia, Alabama, Mizzou)…Part of a combined perfect game in circle for UF vs. Presbyterian...Has 30 extra-base hits & 10 game-winning RBI (leads team)…Batting .500 for Florida through the Gators’ five 2013 NCAA Tournament games so far.


Junior RHP Hannah Rogers

NFCA All-America First Team P…First Team All-SEC P…NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team...Two no-hitters, a CG one-hitter (Regionals v. USF), combined one-hitter and combined perfect game this season…Top-25 finalist for USA SBall POY…First in SEC in wins and Ks, first in the SEC through conference play in ERA, second overall in ERA, saves, IP and starts…Half her wins in SEC play were shutouts...Third in the nation in wins (33), 9th in shutouts (11) and 15th in NCAA in ERA (1.48)…Nine wins over top-25 teams in 2013, most recently two vs. USF in Regionals (9-2 record vs. Top 25 this season).


2013 NFCA Division I All-America First Team (FULL RELEASE)

First Team






Keilani Ricketts

University of Oklahoma


Blaire Luna

University of Texas


Hannah Rogers

University of Florida


Amber Freeman

Arizona State University


Lauren Chamberlain

University of Oklahoma


Lauren Gibson

University of Tennessee


Raven Chavanne

University of Tennessee


Madison Shipman

University of Tennessee


Janie Takeda

University of Oregon


Cassidy Bell

Pennsylvania State University


Kayla Braud

University of Alabama


Kaitlin Inglesby

University of Washington

UT/Non-P or DP

Alexa Peterson

University of Oregon


Chelsea Thomas

University of Missouri


Lauren Haeger

University of Florida


Taylor Hoagland

University of Texas


Rachele Fico

Louisiana State University


Jessica Moore

University of Oregon



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