Three Cardinal Athletes Earn NFCA All-America Honors

June 2, 2005

Oklahoma City, Okla. - Fifty-four players have been named to the 2005 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America first, second and third teams. The awards were announced Thursday afternoon on ESPN between the opening two games of the NCAA Division I softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. All three teams were selected by NFCA-member, NCAA Division I coaching representatives, based on nominations from the 2005 season.

Stanford had three representatives on the All-American teams - junior centerfielder Catalina Morris (second team), freshman third baseman Michelle Smith and junior shortstop Lauren Lappin (third team).

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association awards more than 300 first, second and third team All-Americans in NCAA Divisions I, II and III as well as in NAIA, NJCAA, California Community Colleges, Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges and high school.

2005 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-America Teams

	  	First TeamPos. 	 Name, SchoolP 	Monica Abbott, TennesseeP 	Cat Osterman, TexasP 	Jennie Ritter, MichiganC 	Kristen Rivera, Washington1B 	Garland Cooper, Northwestern2B 	Tiffany Haas, Michigan3B 	Vicky Galindo, CaliforniaSS 	Courtney Bures, Mississippi StateOF 	Sarah Fekete, TennesseeOF 	Caitlin Lowe, ArizonaOF 	Marissa Nichols, UNLVDP 	Cameron Astiazaran, Illinois-ChicagoUT 	Amanda Scarborough, Texas A&MAL 	Kristie Fox, ArizonaAL 	Brianne McGowan, Oregon StateAL 	Heather Scaglione, OklahomaAL 	Jamie Southern, Fresno StateAL 	Kim Wendland, Georgia

Second TeamPos. Name, SchoolP Michelle Green, GeorgiaP Alicia Hollowell, ArizonaP Kristina Thorson, CaliforniaC Ashley Courtney, Alabama1B Jennifer Curtier, Pacific2B Caitlin Benyi, UCLA3B Kristi Durant, TennesseeSS Amber Jackson, Bethune-CookmanOF Catalina Morris, StanfordOF Kristin Vesely, OklahomaOF Harmony Schwethelm, BaylorDP Megan Gibson, Texas A&MUT Holly Currie, AuburnAL Stephanie Churchwell, NorthwesternAL Anjelica Selden, UCLAAL Lindsay Schutzler, TennesseeAL Michelle Smith, StanfordAL Stephanie VanBrakle, Alabama

Third TeamPos. Name, SchoolP Megan Meyer, Seton HallP Sarah Pauly, Texas A&MP Jessica Sallinger, Georgia TechC Rachel Folden, Marshall1B Paige Jones, Auburn2B Anne Steffan, Nebraska3B Norrelle Dickson, OklahomaSS Jessica Merchant, MichiganOF Megan Ciolli, Notre DameOF Danyele Gomez, Louisiana-LafayetteOF Tiffany Stewart, South FloridaDP Nicole Motycka, MichiganUT Ashley Esparza, Penn StateAL Lisa Birocci, IowaAL Kaleo Eldredge, CaliforniaAL Courtnay Foster, NorthwesternAL Lauren Lappin, StanfordAL Saskia Roberson, DePaul

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