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Tech's Knobbe Wins All-ACC Softball Honors

Catcher Anne Knobbe, who set Yellow Jacket season home run and RBI records, has been voted all-Atlantic Coast Conference by the conference’s head coaches.

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech softball catcher Anne Knobbe, who set Yellow Jacket season home run and RBI records this year, has been voted all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors, the league office announced today after voting by the conference’s head coaches.

A junior from Brea, Calif., she led Tech with 10 home runs and 62 RBI and was second in the conference in batting average with .362 mark. She started all 59 games she played in and also paced the team in total hits with 64, doubles with 11 and drew a season-record 21 walks. In hitting 10 home runs, she established a new Tech career mark with 23 home runs and is two RBI away from that career mark with 121. Her 10th blast of the season was a three-run home run that helped lift the Jackets past North Carolina, 6-1, in the ACC Tournament. Knobbe captured Rookie of the Year honors in 1996.

Tech went 22-38 this season in its first year under first-year head coach Kate Madden.

1999 All-ACC Softball Team

Natilie Anter, North Carolina, Catcher
Danielle Cox, Florida State, Outfield
Kristen Dennis, Virginia, Designated Hitter
Crystal Henderson, Virginia, Outfield
Anne Knobbe, Georgia Tech, Catcher
Kiesha Pickeral, Maryland, First Base
Jennifer Potzman, Maryland, Shortstop
Lori Reese, Virginia, Shortstop
Kelly Shipman, Maryland, Pitcher
Michelle Semmes, North Carolina, Shortstop
Stacy Venable, Florida State, Pitcher

ACC Awards of the Year

Player of the Year: Kelly Shipman, Maryland
Rookie of the Year: Kristen Dennis, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Gina LaMandre, Maryland

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