UHV trio named to all-conference softball team

Emily Bergstrom

Three members of the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguars softball game were named to the Association of Independent Institutions all-conference softball team on Wednesday night in San Marcos, Calif.

Junior pitcher Emily Bergstrom (El Campo), senior first baseman Courtney Pettit (Deer Park) and junior utility player Kelly King (Delta, British Columbia, Can.) earned the recognition during the A.I.I. softball awards banquet.

Courtney Pettit

Bergstrom is 19-5 on the season with a 1.65 ERA and has twice been named the A.I.I. weekly female athlete of the week and was also named the NAIA Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 18. She threw UHV’s first perfect game that week in a win over Huston-Tillotson and has seven shutouts and 16 complete games this season.

Kellie King

Pettit leads the team with a .404 batting average along with 119 total bases, nine home runs, 20 doubles and a .669 slugging percentage.

King has compiled a .378 batting average and has nine doubles, two triples, two home runs, 25 RBI, 23 runs scored and a .538 slugging percentage.

Central Baptist College second baseman Christen Kirchner was named the A.I.I. Conference Player of the Year and Cal State San Marcos pitcher Brenna Sandberg was named A.I.I. conference Pitcher of the year.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow