Softball's Brynnen Guthrie Garners All-America Status

May 22, 2003

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oregon State senior second baseman Brynnen Guthrie earned third team All-America honors late Wednesday night, as was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) at the opening ceremonies of the 2003 Women's College World Series.

Guthrie is just the second player in Oregon State softball history (four-time All-American Tarrah Beyster is the other) to garner All-America status since the Beavers joined the Pacific-10 Conference in 1987.

A native of Winchester, OR, Guthrie led the Beavers with a .371 batting average, 72 hits and a .557 slugging percentage. She earned first team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors and was named a first team All-Pacific Region selection.

Guthrie finished her four-year career as the only player in Oregon State history to rank in the top-10 in nine different career batting categories.

The Pacific-10 Conference placed 16 players on the three All-America teams. A list of first team All-Americans as well as the Pac-10 selections follows:

First Team All-Americans
Keira Goerl, pitcher, UCLA
Alicia Hollowell, pitcher, Arizona
Cat Osterman, pitcher, Texas
Kristen Rivera, catcher, Washington
Stacey Porter, first base, Hawaii
Andrea Hillsey, second base, Purdue
Leah Gulla, third base, Oklahoma
Natasha Watley, shortstop, UCLA
Autumn Champion, outfield, Arizona
Janalisi Keohohou, outfield, BYU
Iylhia McMichael, outfield, Mississippit State
Claire Sua, designated player, UCLA
Tairia Mims, utility, UCLA
Lauren Bay, pitcher/at-large, Oklahoma State
Lindsey Chouinard, pitcher/at-large, DePaul
Lovie Jung, shortstop/at-large, Arizona
Jenny Topping, first base/at-large, Cal State Fullerton
Jessica van der Linden, utility/at-large, Florida State

Second Team All-Americans, Pac-10 selections:
Veronica Nelson, first base, California
Courtney Fossatti, outfield, Arizona
Phelan Wright, third base, Arizona State
Tia Bollinger, pitcher, Washington
Courtney Scott, catcher/at-large, California

Third Team All-Americans, Pac-10 selections:
Brynnen Guthrie, second base, Oregon State

Catalina Morris, outfield, Stanford
Andrea Vidlund, utility/at-large, Oregon

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