UHV Softball Player Named All-All-America

A UHV softball senior is now an All-America. Aubri Hockenbury was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2017 Softball All-America first team on Friday.

The Santa Fe native was a driving force the Jaguars this past season as she helped her team compile a 33-19 record and a runner-up finish in the Red River Athletic Conference. She lead the Jaguars in eight different offensive categories, finished in the top 25 in seven NAIA national rankings and finished in the top five in eight RRAC offensive categories.

She capped of her fantastic season tying the UHV all-time single-season home run mark with 15 round trippers. She also led her team in batting average (.396), hits (61), doubles (12), RBI (56), total bases (120), slugging percentage (0.779) and on-base percentage (0.461).

Nationally, she ranked No. 10 in home runs, No. 11 in home runs per game, No. 18 in slugging percentage, No. 21 in total runs batted in, No. 24 in total bases, and No. 25 in RBI per game and total bases per game.

In the RRAC, she ranked No. 2 in home runs and home runs per game, was No. 3 in total bases per game, total bases, slugging percentage, RBI per game and RBI and No. 5 in hits.

She is the first Jaguar softball player to be named to the NAIA All-America team since 2014 when Rachel Laird and Shelby Smith earned the honors. A total of 10 UHV players have received NAIA All-America honors since 2009.

Also named to the NAIA All-America team from the RRAC were LSU-Alexandria designated player Dani Billings and infielder Julinn Torres on the first team and Marci West to the second team.

Oklahoma City senior Kali Pugh was named the NAIA Player of the Year, and Brenau’s (Ga.) Kathleen Daniel the NAIA Pitcher of the Year.