Alissa Haber Scores Spot On All-America Team

June 8, 2009

Stanford, Calif. - Junior outfielder Alissa Haber was named an All-American, when the 12 2009 selections were announced today. Haber, who was named a first-team NFCA All-American on May 27, was one of three outfielders to make ESPN's elite list.

For the third year in a row, Haber led Stanford in nearly every offensive category - batting average (.443), hits (89), doubles (26), runs (61), slugging percentage (.721) and on-base percentage (.507). The nation's double leader, Haber shattered the previous school record with 26 doubles over the course of the year. Her career-best batting average was among the top 15 nationally and marked the second-best single-season clip in school history.

Along with teammate Ashley Hansen, Haber became one of four players in program history to post an 80-hit season and came in just below two-time Olympian Jessica Mendoza's 94-hit record.

ESPN called Haber 'a top-of-the-order hitter with gap power and patience to spare. She led the nation this season in doubles per game, narrowly edging out teammate Ashley Hansen, and posted a .507 on-base percentage with as many walks as strikeouts and 18 stolen bases in 20 attempts. She also established career highs with eight home runs and 32 RBIs, and, just to complete the package, is good with the glove in left field.'

Haber was also an All-West Region selection and a Pac-10 First Team selection this season. In 2010, she will become the only Stanford player, other than Mendoza, to enter her senior year as a three-time All-American.

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