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Three Jaguars named Softball All-Americans

DECATUR, Ala. – Three UHV Jaguars are part of the 2009 NAIA Softball All-Americans announced on Wednesday just prior to the championship game at the 29th Annual NAIA Softball National Championships.

Kristen Lindley was named First Team All-American, Designated Player. Right fielder Amber Scott was named to the Second Team. Pitcher Tasha Rotramel received Honorable Mention accolades.

Lindley batted over .500 for much of year and finished 2009 hitting .470 with seven home runs and 47 RBI. Scott hit .402 and tied for the team lead with 35 runs. Scott only committed two errors all season. Rotramel’s first season as a Jaguar was a memorable one. She was named Most Outstanding Player at the Association of Independent Institutions Softball Championship in leading the Jaguars to the conference title and also threw back-to-back no-hitters, the first in UHV history. For the year, Rotramel was 12-5 with a 1.64 ERA.

Amanda Howard of Oklahoma City University was named the NAIA Player of the Year. Tory Ferreira of California Baptist University was named the NAIA Pitcher of the Year.

Amanda Howard, Oklahoma City University


Tory Ferreira, California Baptist University


Sharon Bell P Sr. St. Gregory''s (Okla.) Rossmoyne, W.A., Australia
Tory Ferreira P Fr. California Baptist Murrieta, Calif.
Alyssa Gutierrez P Jr. Lubbock Christian (Texas) Norwalk, Calif.
Judy Barber C So. William Carey (Miss.) Petal, Miss.
Erin Slettvet C Sr. Oklahoma City Long Beach, Calif.
Katie Carson IF Fr. Concordia (Calif.) Mission Viejo, Calif.
Ginalee Davis IF Sr. Lubbock Christian (Texas) Carlsbad, Calif.
Raquel Hawkins IF Sr. Lubbock Christian (Texas) Monahans, Texas
Nikki Lowe IF Sr. California Baptist Westminster, Calif.
Courtney Mienkina IF So. Savannah of Art and Design (Ga.) Surrey, B.C., Canada
Kendra Corbin OF Jr. Evangel (Mo.) Andrews, Texas
Dana Gandolfo OF Jr. Northwestern Oklahoma State Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
Amanda Howard OF Jr. Oklahoma City Strathmore, A.B., Canada
Mallory Meadows OF Sr. Belhaven (Miss.) Daphne, Ala.
Kristen Lindley DP Sr. Houston-Victoria (Texas) Spring, Texas
Melissa Gomez UT Sr. Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) San Diego, Calif.
Leslie Beatty At-large Sr. Science and Arts (Okla.) Washington, Okla.
Ashley Boyd At-large Jr. California Baptist Downey, Calif.
Honda Rodriguez At-large Sr. Lubbock Christian (Texas) Andrews, Texas
Sara Jane Webster At-large So. Dickinson State (N.D.) Northridge, Calif.


Kelly Griego P Sr. Lubbock Christian (Texas) Henderson, Nev.
Jess Irwin P So. Madonna (Mich.) Monroe, Mich.
Tyler Lent P Jr. Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) San Diego, Calif.
Cortney Reynaga C So. St. Gregory''s (Okla.) Carlsbad, Calif.
Haley Stehouwer C Jr. Davenport (Mich.) Wyoming, Mich.
Mindy Crabaugh IF Sr. Oklahoma City Edmond, Okla.
Katie Hale IF So. Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Colorado Springs, Colo.
Tyanna Helton IF Jr. William Penn (Iowa) Santa Rosa, Calif.
Melissa Moore IF Sr. Oklahoma City  Midwest City, Okla.
Jacki Plough IF Sr. Aquinas (Mich.) Jenison, Mich.
Ashley Aspinall OF Sr. Aquinas (Mich.) Middleville, Mich.
Kristen Atzenhoefer OF Fr. Malone (Ohio) Galloway, Ohio
Jordann Ellis OF Sr. Bellevue (Neb.) Carlisle, Iowa
Strohm Fouty OF Sr. Southern Oregon Polson, Mont.
Breanna Canclini DP Sr. Evangel (Mo.) Cameron Park, Calif.
Johana Gomez UT Jr. Lee (Tenn.) Portuguesa, Venezuela
Janessa Penner At-large Jr. Minot State (N.D.) Morden Manitoba, Canada
Amber Scott At-large Sr. Houston-Victoria (Texas) Hitchcock, Texas
Terrah Tucker At-large Sr. Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) Lyles, Tenn.
Ashley Wilburn At-large Jr. Oklahoma City Gilmer, Okla.


Brandi Richards Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.)
Tiffany Ansley Belhaven (Miss.)
Meagan Mathiasmeir Benedictine (Kan.)
Brittney Hire Bethel (Ind.)
Cassie Lassiter Brenau (Ga.)
Valerie Teter Columbia (Mo.)
Whitney Poole Doane (Neb.)
Meghan Tomlinson Grand View (Iowa)
Stephanie Fairclough Holy Names (Calif.)
Tasha Rotramel Houston-Victoria (Texas)
Jody Zillner College of Idaho
Brittany Scero Madonna (Mich.)
Kelly Sladek Midland Lutheran (Neb.)
Cara DeStigter Morningside (Iowa)
Leslie Pickette Mobile (Ala.)
Jineth Pimentel Mobile (Ala.)
Libby Munson Shorter (Ga.)
Jill Wedgeworth William Carey (Miss.)
Colleen Dailey William Woods (Mo.)
T.J. Quick William Woods (Mo.)

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