Haber, Penna Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Americans
May 28, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford pitcher Missy Penna and outfielder Alissa Haber were named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Third Team, when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the Division I selections today. Stanford continues its tradition of All-Americans, having had at least one in each of the last 11 seasons.
Haber was named an All-American for the second straight year, as she was also named to the third team as a freshman last season. The Newark, Calif. native led the Cardinal with a .374 batting average and a .465 on-base percentage in 2008, while distinguishing herself as one of two Pac-10 players with 75 or more hits. Haber also paced the Cardinal with 49 runs and 16 doubles, both marks that ranked among the top-10 single-season totals in school history.
Penna, a junior, was honored for the first time in her career and became the 13th All-American in program history. The Miami, Fla. native was just the eighth pitcher in Pac-10 history, and the first at Stanford, to strike out 400 batters in a single season. She finished her junior year with school single-season records in strikeouts (416) and wins (37), and became just the second Cardinal pitcher to pass the 900-K plateau for her career. Penna, the Pac-10 win leader, has thrown more innings than any pitcher in the league, stands second in the conference in strikeouts and ranks fourth in both ERA (1.17) and opposing average (.161).
Haber and Penna were two of the 13 All-Americans from the Pac-10 conference. The Stanford program now has 13 All-Americans and 24 all-time All-America honors.