CHATTANOOGA (UTC) -- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team had three representatives on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-South Region teams, which were announced Thursday.
Junior second baseman Sara Poteat was the lone selection to the first team, while senior designated player Michelle Fuzzard and junior first baseman Kasey Tydingco were honored on the second team.
After being selected to the second team in 2010, Poteat paced the Southern Conference and finished 13th nationally in batting average at .437 on her way to earning first team honors. The Thomaston, Ga., native tallied 62 hits during the campaign, while drawing 13 walks to compile a .478 on-base pct. She was the 2011 SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player and is a two-time all-conference representative.
For the second-straight season, Fuzzard received all-south region second team honors in addition to the Southern Conference Player of the Year award. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native was in the top 20 nationally in RBI (63), Slugging (.846) and On-Base (.543) percentage.
She additionally posted a 15-7 mark in the circle with a 3.34 ERA, striking out 85 in 144.2 innings of work. Fuzzard was selected as a third team All-American by College Sports Madness on May 16 and has a total of five All-SoCon honors.
Thursday's honor was the first for Tydingco, who posted career-highs with a .360 batting average 17 doubles, 13 home runs and 62 RBI. The Fairfield, Calif., native registered a .738 slugging and .429 on-base percentage along with a .983 fielding percentage recording 290 putouts and nine assists.
Tydingco became a first-team All-SoCon performer this season after garnering second-team honors in 2011.
Information provided by UTC Sports Information and GoMocs.com.
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