College Softball

USC Beaufort softball star Browder earns another all-America selection

info@islandpacket.comJune 6, 2013 

University of South Carolina Beaufort softball star C.J. Browder added another postseason honor Wednesday, as the junior shortstop was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's NAIA All-America First Team.

Browder, who was one of 16 first-team selections, previously was named to the NAIA All-America First Team and was the Sun Conference Player of the Year after helping the Sand Sharks to a 43-6 record in their second season of competition. USCB won the Sun Conference regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the championship game of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round before losing to eventual national runner-up Spring Hill, Ala.

The Sand Sharks' second season of competition ended with a No. 11 national ranking in the NAIA Softball Coaches' Postseason Top 25.

Browder, of Covington, Tenn., was one of the most productive hitters in the country in her first season at USCB, leading the team with a .491 batting average, 16 doubles, 17 home runs, 69 RBIs, 19 stolen bases and 57 runs scored. She also was a solidifying force in the middle of the infield, boasting a .940 fielding percentage at shortstop.

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