Three Lenoir-Rhyne Players Earn All-Region Honors In Softball
May 9, 2012
L-R senior catcher Sarah Atkins named to the All-Southeast Region First Team
Senior catcher Sarah Atkins, a first-teamer, was one of three Lenoir-Rhyne University players to garner 2012 NCAA Division II Daktronics All-Southeast Region honors.
Milledgeville, Ga. - Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team garnered 2012 NCAA Division II Daktronics All-Southeast Region honors including senior catcher Sarah Atkins (Newport News, Va.), who was named to the first team.
Atkins batted .322 on the year with 11 home runs and 48 runs batted in en route to earning all-region honors for the third time in her career.
A Second-Team All-American in 2010, Atkins ended her career as the Bears' all-time leader in home runs (46), runs batted in (190) and base on balls (109).
Millwood tallied a 34-8 record, a 1.44 earned run average and 206 strikeouts this past spring as she was named the SAC Pitcher Of The Year for the second straight season.
Millwood, a three-time all-region honoree (2010-12), ranks first on Lenoir-Rhyne's career lists in victories with 100 and shutouts with 43.
Fellmeth earned all-region accolades for the second straight season after leading the Bears this year in home runs (14) and runs batted in (56) while placing second on the team in batting average (.323).
All three players led the Bears to a 48-13 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament in 2012. L-R also won the South Atlantic Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships for the third consecutive year this spring.
The first-team selections will move on to the All-America ballot. The Daktronics All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The voting, nomination and calculations are all conducted by the school’s sports information directors.
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2012 NCAA Division II Daktronics
All-Southeast Region Softball Teams
P: Jessica Coan, North Georgia
P: Melissa Dickie, North Georgia
P: Megan Barnwell, Armstrong Atlantic State
C: Sarah Atkins, Lenoir-Rhyne
1B: Breezy Collings, Flagler
2B: April Jowers, Armstrong Atlantic State
3B: Natalie Haithcox, Mars Hill
SS: Kacee Camp, Augusta State
OF: Whitney Okvist, Georgia College & State
OF: Pilar Harden, North Georgia
OF: Kayla Voorhees, Mount Olive
DP: Haley Burnett, Georgia College
UTIL: Casey Googe, Columbus State
P: Donna Munafo, Flagler
P: Mollie Russell, Columbus State
P: Dawon Millwood, Lenoir-Rhyne
C: Hilary Cox, North Georgia
1B: Jessica Fellmeth, Lenoir-Rhyne
2B: Alona Personius, Flagler
3B: Karlie Gillam, North Georgia
SS: Abby Child, Anderson
OF: Cassidy Skeen, Carson-Newman
OF: Morgan Knight, Columbus State
OF: Brianna Mulkey, Lincoln Memorial
DP: Heather Walker, Armstrong Atlantic State
UTIL: Kelsea Martin, Georgia College
Pitcher of the Year: Melissa Dickie, North Georgia
Player of the Year: April Jowers, Armstrong Atlantic State