UHV’s Bergstrom named All-American

Emily Bergstrom

For the second consecutive year, University of Houston-Victoria pitcher Emily Bergstrom has earned NAIA All-America team as an honorable mention selection.

The senior left hander from El Campo finished the season with a 23-7 record, two saves and a 2.22 ERA in 36 appearances. She allowed 63 runs on 161 hits and 22 walks with 97 strikeouts over 158 innings. She ranks No. 14 in the NAIA in wins (23) and No. 32 in walks allowed per 9 innings (1.25).

A two-time Association of Independent Institutions all-conference and Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southwest Region performer, she is the all-time UHV career leader in appearances (83), starts (62) and wins (49).

She helped lead the Jaguars to their second appearance in the NAIA National Softball Championships this season where she went 1-2 in the circle.

During her three-year career with the Jaguars she compiled a 49-16 record with four saves in 83 appearances. She has a career 2.04 ERA having allowed 134 runs on 378 hits and 41 walks, while striking out 246 in 370 innings.

During her career she has been honored for both on and off the field accomplishments. Below is a list of her accomplishments over the past two seasons with the Jaguars:


2011 NAIA All-America honorable mention
Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southwest Region second team
Association of Independent Institutions All-Conference first team
NAIA Softball Pitcher of the Week
A.I.I. Female Athlete of the week (twice)
2011 Capital One Academic All-District 6 first team
Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar Athlete
2011 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete
UHV Female Athlete of the Year
UHV Softball Player of the Year


2012 NAIA All-America honorable mention
2012 NFCA All-Southwest Region first team
A.I.I. All-Conference first team pitcher
A.I.I. Female Athlete of the Week (twice)
2012 Capital One Academic All-District 7 first team
2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division first team

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