Greene County News


CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University junior Brianne O’Dell has been selected to the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II All-America First Team and the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) All-America First Team.

The Goshen, Ind. native is the Yellow Jackets’ first softball Division II All-American since the program became an active NCAA member.

O’Dell was chosen as a utility player (non-pitcher) having started 30 games on the infield, 22 in the outfield, and one as a DP.

She was one of 17 players to earn a spot on the NFCA All-America First Team. The CCA All-America First Team consists of 14 players.

O’Dell started all 53 games in leading Cedarville to a 33-20 overall record and a 21-4 Great Midwest Athletic Conference record.

The Lady Jackets were the No. 1 seed in the G-MAC tournament, won the NCCAA Midwest Regional, and were the top seed at the NCCAA National Tournament.

O’Dell batted a team-high .430 while setting Cedarville University single-season records of 21 doubles and 57 RBI. She also had three triples, six home runs, and 40 runs scored.

O’Dell was tabbed the G-MAC Player of the Year and was an NFCA National Player of the Week.

The NFCA All-America program is conducted by a vote of member coaches.

The CCA team is chosen by College Sports Information Directors of America members from schools playing in NCAA Division II and is solely sponsored by the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association.


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Story provided by Cedarville University.

Story provided by Cedarville University.