June 4, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior first baseman Whitney Haller and redshirt junior second baseman Jen Yee have been named third-team Easton All-Americans the equipment and apparel company announced. The teams selected by Easton Sports, Inc. are comprised of student-athletes from schools sponsored by Easton.
This is the second time in her career that Haller has been an Easton All-American and the first for Yee. Haller is the all-time Georgia Tech and ACC leader in both home runs and RBI, while she ranks among the top five on both lists for several other career categories including batting average, slugging percentage, runs scored, hits, doubles and fielding percentage. Haller was a first-team All-ACC and all-region selection this year and joins former stand-out Laura Williams as the only four-time All-ACC honorees in school history.
Haller was third on the team and fourth in the ACC this year with a .381 batting average. She was also among the ACC leaders with 69 hits (third), 35 runs scored (10th), 10 doubles (eighth), 12 home runs (tied for second), 55 RBI (first), 117 total bases (second), a .646 slugging percentage (fifth) and a .449 on-base percentage (seventh).
Yee returned to Georgia Tech following a year with the Canadian National Team and had a monster junior season. She earned first-team All-ACC and all-region honors, while ranking among the ACC leaders in every offensive category. A native of North Delta, British Columbia, Yee finished second in the league in batting (.415), second in hits (73), first in runs scored (64), first in home runs (16), first in doubles (18), tied for seventh in triples (2), sixth in RBI (43), first in total bases (143), first in walks (41), first in on-base percentage (.534) and first in slugging percentage (.813).
Haller and Yee helped lead the Yellow Jackets to their best season in school history. They won the ACC regular season and tournament title, while advancing to the program’s first Super Regional before losing to eventual national champion Washington. The Yellow Jackets finished the year 46-15 and had a final RPI of 12.