Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UIS' King earns regional softball honor

University of Illinois Springfield junior Ashli King has been named to the Daktronics Midwest Region Softball first team in a vote by the Midwest Region’s sports information directors.

The all-region honor comes on the heels of her selection to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference third team as a utility player after spending time as a designated player, catcher and outfielder. All first-team honorees advance to the national ballot for All-America consideration.

King led the 32-22 Prairie Stars with a .350 batting average, a .600 slugging percentage, 49 hits — including 11 doubles — and 32 runs batted in. She also tied for the second-most home runs in program history with eight.

The award was reported by The State Journal-Register on May 13, 2015.

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