Wednesday, May 09, 2007
MACON, Ga. (May 9, 2007) - The Atlantic Sun Conference announced its 2007 postseason softball award winners Wednesday, and four Bucs were represented as Stephanie Gaynord (Manassas, Va.), Amanda Haverman (Kirkwood, Mo.), Cheniece Cason (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and Katy Jett (Talbot, Tenn.) all received conference honors.
Gaynord, the team leader for the Bucs, was one of two ETSU players to be named First-Team All-Atlantic Sun. The
Joining Gaynord on the First-Team all-conference list was junior Amanda Haverman after she posted her best season of her career as the Bucs designated player. Haverman played in all 52 games (51 starts), and set single-season bests in home runs (6), RBI (36), doubles (10), batting average (.311), runs scored (20), hits (46) and walks (14). She leads the team in RBI and posted a Buc-best nine multi-RBI games during the season. It marks the first time Gaynord and Haverman have been selected to the conference's first-team.
A pair of Softball Bucs was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team as Katy Jett and Cheniece Cason received the honors, while Jett also received Second Team All-Atlantic Sun accolades. The 5'3"
Cason, one of the team's best hitters in league games, posted a .348 average (16-46) with a double, triple and 10 runs scored in 18 conference games. She played in 51 games (48 starts) with most of her action coming in the outfield, where she used her blazing speed to cover a lot ground; however, she filled in with eight starts at short when Gaynord went down with a knee injury late in the season. Cason posted 10 multi-hit games and drove in three RBI, in game two against Lipscomb, marking her first collegiate multi-RBI game.
The Bucs and Lady Bisons will kick off the 2007 A-Sun Tournament presented by Coca-Cola Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at Patricia Wilson Field, located on the campus of
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