Pomeroy softball places four on USCAA All-American Team
May 12, 2014
Akron, Ohio - On Monday, May 12, the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) announced the 2014 softball All-American teams. The USCAA honors 15 First Team, 15 Second Team, and 10 Honorable Mention student-athletes. SMWC junior Brooke Jordan and sophomore Sarah Burnham were named First Team All-Americans. Junior Kirby Schuble was named Second Team All-American and senior Carly Painter was named Honorable Mention All-American.
Receiving All-American honors for the first time in her career, Jordan has been one of the best pitchers in the USCAA this season. She leads the team and ranks third in the USCAA in total wins (14) and third in total strikeouts (125). She finished the regular season with a 2.96 ERA. Offensively, Jordan ranks first on the team in runs batted in (26), second in batting average (.358), and third in total hits (44).
In Burnham’s first year in a Pomeroy uniform, she joins Jordan as being named a USCAA First Team All-American. She led the Pomeroy offense and ranks in the top-5 in the USCAA in triples (5), doubles (19), hits (53), and at bats (139). Burnham led the Pomeroy offense with a team-best .381 batting average. As a pitcher, Burnham collected 10 wins on the season and finished with 108 strikeouts. The Parke County, Ind. native was also honored earlier this year when she was named the USCAA Player of the Week on April 8.
Schuble is also earning her first All-American honor as a Pomeroy. She finished the regular season with the team’s third-best batting average (.356). Schuble also had 32 hits, 5 doubles, 3 homeruns (team-high), and 24 runs batted in during the regular season.
Painter’s All-American nod is the second of her career. In 2013, she was named to the All-American Second Team. In 2014, Painter played in all 40 games for the Pomeroys. She finished with a .344 batting average in 131 at bats. She scored a team-high 33 runs, finished second in hits (45), third in doubles (12), and tied with a team-high 3 homeruns.
USCAA All-Academic awards were also announced on Monday. Along with Painter, and Jordan, Shelby Barnett, Shelby Turner, and Rebecca Latta were among those USCAA student-athletes named to the academic list. Barnett and Turner earned the honor for the third straight year, while Painter earned the honor for the second consecutive time. Latta and Jordan added their name to the distinguished list for the first time in their careers.