UHV Softball All-Americas

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Don Brubaker

dbrubaker@newscenter25.com

Updated: 5/30 1:26 pm

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Two members of the University of Houston-Victoria
softball team earned recognition on the 2014 NAIA Softball All-America teams
announced today.



 



Outfielder Rachel Laird was named to the second team,
while freshman first baseman Shelby Smith received honorable mention
recognition.



 



Laird was named to the Association of Independent
Institutions All-Conference first team and was also selected to the NFCA’s NAIA
All-Southwest Region first team after helping the Jaguars to a berth in the
NAIA Opening Round Championships and a 33-15 record.



 



The junior from La Marque compiled a team-high .564
batting average and led the team with 67 runs, 92 hits, 24 walks, a .622
on-base percentage and a UHV single-season record 43 stolen bases. She also had
16 RBI, four doubles and a home run.



 



Smith, a freshman from La Porte, was named the A.I.I.
Conference Freshman of the Year and earned selection to the NFCA’s NAIA
All-Southwest Region first team as well. She led the Jaguars with 168 at bats
and 19 doubles as she compiled a .482 batting average with 59 RBI, 47 runs, 81
hits, 17 stolen bases, five home runs, and three triples.



 



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