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Maddi Hackbarth Earns NFCA All-America Honors

Jun 2, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fifth year Maddi Hackbarth added yet another award to her already illustrious trophy case for the 2021 season, earning a place on the NFCA All-America team announced by the organization Wednesday afternoon. Hackbarth joined the Second Team as an At-Large Catcher. 

The NFCA Division I All-America softball teams are selected from the pool of players who earned All-Region recognition by Division I head coaches representing the NCAA regions. Hackbarth was tabbed as a first-team honoree in the announcement made two weeks ago.

Hackbarth started all but one of ASU's 49 games in 2021 and led the Pac-12 Conference through the regular season in home runs (20) and RBI (58), marks that rank in the top-10 nationally. With her 20th home run of the season, Hackbarth set a new career-high and tied Arizona State's single season program record for home runs set by Cheyenne Coyle (2013) and Katie Cochran (2009).

Hackbarth recorded career-highs in hits (53), doubles (13), home runs (20), and RBI (58). She finished the season with the best batting average (.384) and slugging percentage (.913) of her career - marks that also led the Sun Devil team. Heading into posteseason, the California native led the team in multiple hit games (13) and multiple RBI games (16).
 

Hackbarth On The National Stage
RBI: 58 - 7th
RBI Per Game: - 1.21 - 9th
Home Runs: 20 - 9th
Slugging Percentage: 0.913 - 10th
Total Bases: 126 - 19th 

Hackbarth left her mark in ASU's all-time career record books: her 170 RBI ranks eighth, 54 home runs ranks fourth, and 28 doubles ties at No. 28.

With the selections today, Hackbarth joins the All-American ranks with her twin, Kindra Hackbarth, who earned the honor in 2019. The selection also marks the fourth All-American honors earned during head coach Trisha Ford's leadership of the program.

ALL-TIME ASU SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICANS (23 First-Team Honorees) 
2021: Maddi Hackbarth (Second)
2019: 
Morgan Howe (first), Kindra Hackbarth (Second) 
2018: G Juarez (first)
2015: Amber Freeman (first)
2014: Amber Freeman (second), Dallas Escobedo (second) 
2013: Dallas Escobedo (second), Cheyenne Coyle (second), Amber Freeman (first)
2012: Alix Johnson (first), Katelyn Boyd (first)
2011: Dallas Escobedo (first), Kaylen Castillo (first), Katelyn Boyd (first)
2010: Katelyn Boyd (first) 
2009: Kaitlin Cochran (first), Jessica Mapes (third)
2008: Katie Burkhart (first), Kaitlin Cohran (first), Mindy Cowles (second), Kristia Donnenwirth (third), Jackie Vasquez (third)
2007: Katie Burkhart (first), Kaitlin Cochran (first)
2006: Kaitlin Cochran (first)
2003: Phelan Wright (second)
2002: Phelan Wright (first)Nichole Thompson (third)
2001: Phelan Wright (first)
2000: Kristen Voak (second)
1999: Erica Beach (first), Kristen Voak (third)
1997: Lisa Dacquisto (first)
1996: Lisa Dacquisto (first)
1992: Rachel Brown (first)
1991: Rachel Brown (second)
1990: Ann Rowan (second)
1987: Jodi Rathburn (second)
1986: Kathy Escarcega (first)
1975: Denise Buchanan (first)