Ramirez earns Second-Team All-American
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College senior pitchers Morgan Paschall and Anyibell Ramirez were named NAIA Softball All-Americans, national office officials announced on Thursday.
Ramirez was a second-team choice, earning back-to-back all-American honors after receiving honorable mention in 2010, while Paschall earned all-American honors for the first time in her career as an honorable-mention selection.
The honored players were selected by the NAIA All-American Committee.
Also announced were the Softball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes which included Blue Raider junior third baseman Caren Alexander.
In order to be nominated for scholar-athlete by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for the honor.
Ramirez -- also named the Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the Year -- is a three-time NAIA National Pitcher of the Week in her career at Lindsey Wilson.
This past season, the Barinas, Venezuela native recorded a 29-7 record and 0.90 ERA giving her a final career record of 53-15. The 417 batters struck out this past season were the fifth most in NAIA history for a single season.
Paschall earned her spot as an all-American after finishing 18-1 in 2011 with a 1.20 ERA and limiting opposing batters to just a .166 average. The Nolensville, Tenn., native also struck out 193 batters in 145-1/3 innings while also recording three saves.
In her two-year career, Paschall finished with a 40-6 record and was named an All Mid-South Conference selection in both seasons, as was Ramirez.
Lindsey Wilson finished the 2011 season with a 47-8 overall record and 20-2 mark in MSC play. The Blue Raiders advanced to the NAIA National Championship for the second straight season where they were eliminated in pool play despite a 2-1 showing in Gulf Shores, Ala.