Jackets' Lever and Morales Garner All-America Honors

May 30, 2007

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech softball standouts Caitlin Lever and Aileen Morales were selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America teams, announced on Wednesday afternoon. It is the first time in Yellow Jacket history that two players earn All-America honors in the same season.

Lever, a senior outfielder from Amherst, N.Y., won her first Atlantic Coast Conference batting title with a .452 average. She set a new Tech single-season record with 94 hits, third-best in ACC history. She also led the league with 20 doubles and 155 total bases (2nd best in ACC history). Lever becomes just the second Yellow Jacket to ever earn first team honors (Laura Williams – 1997).

Morales, a junior shortstop from Columbus, Ga., was named to the third team after posting a .339 batting average and setting a new ACC single-season record with 73 runs scored. She finished third in the league with 34 stolen bases and smacked a career-high seven home runs. In league games only, Morales led the ACC in hits (28) and runs scored (25).

Lever and Morales become the fourth and fifth Yellow Jacket softball players to garner All-America honors; Laura Williams, SS (1997-1st team), Tara Knudsen, SS (2002-3rd team), Jessica Sallinger, P (2004-3rd team/2005-3rd team).

For a complete list of teams, including videos, please go to NFCA Website.



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