Baccus, Parsons, Robins Headline CIAA Honors
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), along with its Softball Coaches Association and conference Sports Information Directors, announces the 2017 All-Conference Teams, All-Rookie Team, Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. Chowan garnered Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Rookie of the Year, as well as, nine All-CIAA honors.
Senior Danielle Baccus was selected as CIAA Player of the Year. Through 45 games thus far, Baccus leads the team with hits (51) and doubles (12) and ranks third in batting average (.327). Baccus was also named First Team All-CIAA.
Kayla Robins, senior pitcher from Chowan University, has been named CIAA Softball Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season. In the circle, the Mathews County, Va. native leads the conference with a 0.99 earned run average and leads Division II in strikeouts this season with 306.
Brittany Parson, freshman third baseman from Chowan, earns the CIAA Softball Rookie of the Year honor. Throughout the season, Parson tallied 36 put outs for a .897 fielding percentage. Offensively, the Reno, Nev. native collected 46 hits, 11 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, and 48 runs batted in for a .672 slugging percentage and a team-high batting average of .351.