Sept. 5, 2002
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A trio Georgia Tech softball greats, All-American Laura Williams, Anne Knobbe and Stephanie Weitman, were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary Softball Team. The league office announced the 52-member squad Thursday as a part of its golden anniversary celebration.
A four-time All-ACC choice at shortstop, Williams is the lone Tech player to earn the league’s player of the year award, which she did as a senior in 1997. That same season, she became Tech’s only first-team All-American. Williams was also the 1994 ACC Rookie of the Year and earned NFCA Academic All-America honors in ’96. She owned a .419 career batting average from 1994-97, which ranks first in Jacket history.
Tech’s all-time leader in home runs (39) and runs batted in (172), Knobbe was an all-league choice in both 1999 and 2000. She earned all-region second team honors as a junior in ’99 and garnered academic All-ACC honors in ’97 and ’00. A standout from 1997-2000, Knobbe was the conference’s Rookie of the Year in ’97.
The 1992 ACC Rookie of the Year, Weitman was a second team all-region honoree in 1995 and an all-conference selection in ’94 and ’95. She also earned All-ACC Tournament honors twice in her career. She ranks among the top three on the Tech career lists in batting average (.355), hits (226), home runs (16) and RBI (123). She played at Tech from 1992-95.
Fiftieth Anniversary Teams will be selected in all of the conferences sports and a Top 50 overall men’s and women’s list will be chosen by a Blue Ribbon Committee of media, coaches, administrators and veteran observers of the Conference.