Athletic News

April 28, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

2011 Softball All-Conference Awards Released By Great South Conference Office

Contact: Timmy McCormack, Interim GSAC Sports Information Director

LaGrange, GA – The Great South Athletic Conference has released its All-Conference team in softball for the 2011 season with three member institutions splitting the sport’s four top individual awards. Huntingdon College and Maryville College took home the Pitcher and Player of the Year honors respectively while the Lady Lions of Piedmont College claimed both the Freshman and Coach of the Year awards.

The GSAC Pitcher of the Year is Huntingdon’s Bree Giordana who grabbed exactly 100 strikeouts while posting a 1.71 ERA in 14 starts for the Lady Hawks to claim a 12-3 overall record on the mound including a perfect 6-0 mark in conference action. The league’s Player of the Year honor goes to Leah Kelley of Maryville College after the Lady Scot put up a an incredible .539 batting average as one of the nation’s top hitters in the 2011 season.

Taking Freshman of the Year honors was Piedmont’s Brittney Head after a standout debut season where the youngster recorded a flawless 0.00 ERA in the five games she faced conference competition recording an overall strikeout-to-walk ratio of over four to one. After guiding the Lady Lions to a 11-1 record in conference play, Piedmont Head Coach Terry Martin was honored as the league’s Coach of the Year leading PC to a third GSAC regular season title in the last four seasons.

33 student-athletes from the seven conference softball squads were selected to the 2011 GSAC All-Academic team for carrying a 3.25 GPA in the classroom with sophomore and above standing. Piedmont led the way with its nine honorees while LaGrange and Huntingdon followed closely behind with seven and six recipients respectively of the prestigious conference academic honor.

GSAC Softball Year-End Awards
Pitcher of the Year – Bree Giordana, Huntingdon
Player of the Year – Leah Kelley, Maryville
Freshman of the Year – Brittney Head, Piedmont
Coach of the Year – Terry Martin, Piedmont

All-Conference Pitchers
B.J. Cofer, Piedmont
Bree Giordana, Huntingdon
Brittney Head, Piedmont
Kristen Woodard, LaGrange

All-Conference Catchers
Emily Cheek, Piedmont
Brittney Novickis, Huntingdon

All-Conference Infielders
Arianna Crosby, Spelman
Leah Kelley, Maryville
Jessica McCarter, Maryville
Megan McClain, Piedmont
Aleah Payne, Huntingdon

All-Conference Outfielders
Melanie Ennis, Agnes Scott
Katie Hein, LaGrange
Katie Ison, LaGrange
Taylor Morgan, Piedmont
Holly Ostrander, Huntingdon
Belle Thomas, Wesleyan

All-Freshman Team
Courtney Beshel, LaGrange
Jessie Brooks, Agnes Scott
Courtney Clark, Piedmont
Brittney Head, Piedmont
Audrey Fortmann, LaGrange
Kysoo Kerkes, Agnes Scott
Amanda Posey, Piedmont
Morgan Sheridan, Agnes Scott

All-Academic Team

Agnes Scott
Laura Schaeffer
Ashley Berger

Melissa McClure
Jessica Sharker
Bree Giordana
Ashley Smith
Kristi Taylor
Brittany Fox

Becca Abernathy
Shanna Brumbelow
Kayla Folds
Katie Hein
Danielle LaDuron
Hanna Patterson
Denise Van Rijst

Chastity Smith
Hope Marlow
Megan Lock

Emily Cheek
B.J. Cofer
Jamie Dennis
Megan Kesler
Taylor Morgan
Rebecca Renfroe
Amy Thompson
Shanice Wheeler
Raley White

Keturah Hunte
Sephora Fortune
Jessica Times

Belle Thomas
Kayla Lumley
Dena Phillips

Individual Sportsmanship Award
Agnes Scott – Syreeta Pritchett
Huntingdon – Aleah Payne
LaGrange – Kayla Folds
Maryville – Chastity Melton
Piedmont – Megan Studdard
Spelman –Arianna Crosby
Wesleyan – DiAsia Rogers


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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