Friday, May 1, 2015

Softball: Stars' King named to GLVC third team

University of Illinois Springfield junior catcher Ashli King was awarded Great Lakes Valley Conference third team softball honors Thursday.

She leads UIS with a .363 batting average, 49 hits, 32 RBIs and eight home runs. She set the Prairie Stars’ record for home runs in a season since UIS became an NCAA Division II program.

The Prairie Stars moved up one spot to No. 9 in this week’s NCAA Division II Midwest Regional rankings. The top eight teams qualify for the Midwest Regional. The selection show is Monday.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on May 1, 2015.

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