UofL softball's Collins, Fowler selected to All-American third team

UofL softball's Collins, Fowler selected to All-American third team

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Posted on May 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) -- University of Louisville softball players Tori Collins and Taner Fowler were selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association All-America third team. They join Lacy Wood (2006), Kristen Wadwell (2009) and Melissa Roth (2009 and 2010) on  Louisville’s list of All-Americans.

Fifty-four student-athletes from 33 different institutions representing 13 conferences have earned the honor of being named to one of the three 2012 Division I All-American teams, the Association announced on Wednesday. The All-America teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each region.

Collins a senior pitcher from Lafayette, Ind., posted a 25-2 record and a 1.30 ERA with 186 strikeouts in 179.1 innings.  She was selected to the Ohio Valley Region first team in 2012 and earned All-BIG EAST Conference honors in 2010 and 2012. She finished her career ranked third on the school’s all-time list for strikeouts (590), wins (66) and saves (10) and fourth in career shutouts (23).

Fowler, a sophomore designated player/utility player from Morganfield,, Ky., registered a .366 batting average with a team-best 12 home runs and 52 RBIs in 2012. She earned Ohio Valley Region and All-BIG EAST first team honors.

The Cardinals posted a 55-5 record in 2012 en route to winning the BIG EAST regular season and tournament.

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