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FAU Softball Places Four on 2014 All C-USA Teams

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Four Florida Atlantic University softball players earned all-conference honors, announced by the Conference USA office today.

Sophomore Christina Martinez was named to the first team as an outfielder. Martinez finished the regular season with a team-best .358 batting average and also led the team in hits (62), triples (five), slugging percentage (.462) and total bases (80). In C-USA play, she hit .427, slugged .524 and recorded a .478 on-base percentage, leading the team in all categories.

Samantha Messer earned second-team recognition for her efforts in the pitcher’s circle. The junior from Sarasota recorded a 15-7 record with seven shutouts and she led the Owls’ pitching staff with a 1.50 ERA. Messer was even better in conference play, going 7-3 with a 1.39 ERA. She led the in innings pitched (65.1) and strikeouts (36) in league play.

Freshmen pitchers Amanda Wilson and Kylee Hanson both made the Conference USA all-freshmen team. Wilson posted a 10-4 record with a 2.23 ERA and was named conference Co-Pitcher of the Week earlier this season. Hanson has an 8-9 record on the year, but holds just a 1.65 ERA. The Jupiter native earned Conference Pitcher of the Week earlier this season as well.

First-Team All-Conference USA

C - Laura Dukes, Middle Tennessee
IF - Brooke Foster, North Texas
IF - Jill Barrett, Tulsa
IF - Julie Kernen, Tulsa
IF - Megan Low, UTSA
OF - Christina Martinez, Florida Atlantic
OF - Haley Henshaw, Tulsa
OF - Erika Arcuri, UTEP
DP - Jori Fox, UTSA
UT - Kristen McGrath, UAB
P - Aimee Creger, Tulsa
P - Leigh Streetman, UAB

Second-Team All-Conference USA

C - Abby Wynne, East Carolina
IF - Kristi Oshiro, East Carolina
IF - Stephanie Texeira, FIU
IF - Shaelynn Braxton, Marshall
IF - Caitlin Attfield, UAB
OF - Shelby Johnson, East Carolina
OF - Chelsea Kaluhiokalani-Glackin, East Carolina
OF - Kat Strunk, North Texas
DP - Jill Roye, Tulsa
UT - Spencer Ferrell, North Texas
P - Samantha Messer, Florida Atlantic
P - Ashley Kirk, North Texas

Conference USA All-Freshman Team

Stephanie Texeira, FIU
Gabby Spallone, FIU
Kylee Hanson, Florida Atlantic
Amanda Wilson, Florida Atlantic

Pauline Tufi, Louisiana Tech
Jordan Dixon, Marshall
Morgan Zerkle, Marshall
Jill Roye, Tulsa
Maggie Withee, Tulsa
Mary Warren, UAB
Danii Fernandez, UAB

2014 Specialty Awards

Pitcher of the Year: Aimee Creger, Tulsa
Player of the Year: Jill Barrett, Tulsa
Freshman of the Year: Stephanie Texeira, FIU
Newcomer of the Year: Kat Strunk, North Texas
Coach of the Year: John Bargfeldt, Tulsa
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