CHATTANOOGA (UTC) -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Michelle Fuzzard was recognized as a third-team All-American by College Sports Madness on Wednesday.
The Huntington Beach, Calif., native, who earlier this month became the first repeat recipient of the Southern Conference Player of the Year since 1998, posted a carer-best .416 batting average and finished in the top 20 nationally in RBI (63), slugging (.846) and on-base (.545) percentage in her fifth and final season.
She helped the Lady Mocs lead the nation in team batting average for a second-straight year, and added other career-bests in runs scored (52), doubles (16), home runs (16) and walks (39).
The candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award was also an effective pitcher for Chattanooga, posting a 15-7 mark with a 3.34 ERA. She tallied 85 strikeouts in 144.2 innings of work.
Fuzzard graduated with a criminal justice degree in August 2011 and is currently seeking a master's degree in the same field. She was granted a fifth-year of eligibility after a knee injury sidelined her during the 2010 campaign.
Following the Lady Mocs 2011 season, Fuzzard was selected to the NFCA All-South Region Second Team as Chattanooga reached the finals of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional.
Fuzzard is a four-time SoCon first team honoree and became the first student-athlete in league history to be recognized on the first (1B) and second (P) All-SoCon teams during the 2009 season. She was honored as the conference's freshman of the year in 2008.
Information provided by UTC Sports Information and GoMocs.com.