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Kelsey Stewart receives her first All-America honor; Hannah Rogers becomes UF's first four-time softball All-American.

Wednesday May 28, 2014Stewart, Rogers Named All-Americans

Louisville, Ky.

Kelsey Stewart receives her first All-America honor; Hannah Rogers becomes UF's first four-time softball All-American.

On the eve of the Women’s College World Series, the University of Florida softball team placed two student-athletes on the NFCA All-America teams, announced Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The Gators’ All-America selections are Kelsey Stewart (First Team) and Hannah Rogers (Third Team). Rogers’ selection makes her the first four-time All-American in Gator Softball history.  

 

A preseason All-America selection (espnW), Stewart leads Florida in hitting (.435), runs scored (63), hits (94), doubles (14), triples (six), total bases (141) and stolen bases (34). The sophomore owns two of the three 30-steal seasons in program history. Stewart has improved from her freshman year in batting average, runs scored, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, total bases and slugging, while reducing her strikeouts. This season, the infielder has set or tied personal single-game bests for runs scored (four, March 8 vs. Ole Miss), hits (four, twice; last: April 20 at Texas A&M), RBI (four, May 17 vs. Stetson at the NCAA Gainesville Regional), doubles (two, twice; last: April 20 at Texas A&M) and stolen bases (two, four times; last: May 2 at Arkansas). The Wichita, Kan., native hit a three-run home run in Game 3 of the Super Regional against Washington on Sunday, helping to propel the Gators to their sixth WCWS appearance. In addition to her First Team All-America selection, Stewart also was named to the NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team, the All-SEC First Team and the SEC All-Defensive Team.

 

A Senior CLASS Award finalist, Rogers paces the Gators in wins (26), ERA (1.68), strikeouts (154) and innings pitched (195.1). The right-hander is tied with Baylor’s Whitney Canion as the NCAA’s active career wins leader (123), and became the second pitcher in Florida history to record 100 career wins when she earned the victory in UF’s 11-1 (5 innings) win over Hawaii on Feb. 14 at the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas. Rogers ranks among Florida’s all-time leaders in wins (second), games started (second – 142), strikeouts (second – 820), saves (second – 13), appearances (second – 186), innings pitched (second – 960.0), shutouts (T-2nd – 38), winning percentage (fourth – .799), opponent’s batting average (fifth – 1.99) and ERA (sixth – 1.68). Along with her Second Team All-America honor, Rogers earned NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team, All-SEC Second Team and SEC All-Defensive Team recognition.  

 

Florida will face Baylor in the WCWS opener Thursday at noon at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. ESPN will televise the contest, with radio coverage available on WGGG (1230-AM). Live stats can be found through Gametracker on the GatorZone.com schedule page. For updates, box scores, stats, recaps, and videos throughout the WCWS, stay tuned to GatorZone.com, follow the Gators on Twitter and visit the team on Facebook.

 

2014 NFCA Division I All-America Teams

 

 

 

First Team

Pos.

Player

School

P

Lacey Waldrop

Florida State University

P

Cheridan Hawkins

University of Oregon

P

Jaclyn Traina

University of Alabama

C

Taylor Edwards

University of Nebraska

1B

Hallie Wilson

University of Arizona

2B

Alex Hugo

University of Georgia

3B

Courtney Ceo

University of Oregon

SS

Sierra Romero

University of Michigan

OF

Haylie McCleney

University of Alabama

OF

Branndi Melero

Auburn University

OF

Victoria Hayward

University of Washington

UT/P

Ally Carda

University of California, Los Angeles

DP or UT/Non-Pitcher

Stephany LaRosa

University of California, Los Angeles

At-Large/SS

Maddie O'Brien

Florida State University

At-Large/SS

Madison Shipman

University of Tennessee

At-Large/P

Whitney Canion

Baylor University

At-Large/3B

Shelby Pendley

University of Oklahoma

At-Large/2B

Kelsey Stewart

University of Florida

 

Second Team

Pos.

Player

School

P

Sara Moulton

University of Minnesota

P

Dallas Escobedo

Arizona State University

P

Christina Hamilton

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

C

Amber Freeman

Arizona State University

1B

Micaela Arizmendi

University of Notre Dame

2B

Hannah Flippen

University of Utah

3B

Kaitlyn Richardson

University of Minnesota

SS

Jill Barrett

University of Tulsa

OF

Janie Takeda

University of Oregon

OF

Jennifer Gilbert

Ball State University

OF

Karley Wester

University of Notre Dame

UT/P

Jailyn Ford

James Madison University

DP or UT/Non-Pitcher

Sahvanna Jaquish

Louisiana State University

At-Large/UT/P

Kirsten Verdun

DePaul University

At-Large/3B

Kasey Cooper

Auburn University

At-Large/C

Annie Aldrete

University of Tennessee

At-Large/P

Haylie Wagner

University of Michigan

At-Large/P

Chelsea Wilkinson

University of Georgia

Third Team

Pos.

Player

School

P

Hannah Campbell

University of South Alabama

P

Aimee Creger

University of Tulsa

P

Sara Nevins

University of South Florida

C

Lexie Elkins

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

1B

Hooch Fagaly

University of Washington

2B

Emily Carosone

Auburn University

3B

Missy Taukeiaho

California State University, Fullerton

SS

Kellie Fox

University of Arizona

OF

Emilee Koerner

University of Notre Dame

OF

Taylor Gadbois

University of Missouri

OF

Lindsey Stephens

University of Texas

UT/P

Tatum Edwards

University of Nebraska

DP or UT/Non-Pitcher

Kylee Lahners

University of Washington

At-Large/P

Hannah Rogers

University of Florida

At-Large/1B

Lauren Chamberlain

University of Oklahoma

At-Large/OF

Shellie Robinson

University of South Carolina Upstate

At-Large/OF

Cassie Tysarczyk

Texas A&M University

At-Large/UT/P

Meredith Owen

Stetson University

 

 

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