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April 19, 2011

Five Lady Rams Softballers Earn All-CIAA Honors

April 19, 2011

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - The great efforts by the 2011 Winston-Salem State Lady Rams softball team was rewarded as five WSSU players earned spots on the All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) team, Tuesday afternoon. The honors didn't end there, however, as a pair of WSSU freshmen were named to the CIAA All-Rookie team as well.

Three Lady Rams softball players earned first team honors with senior catcher Kayla Woodbury leading the way. Woodbury finished the 2011 regular season with a .455 batting average, 10 home runs, and 49 RBI to lead the Lady Rams. Joining her with first team All-CIAA honors was sophomore pitcher Brittany Lane, who finished the season with an 11-5 record, a 2.47 ERA, and 170 strikeouts. Rounding out the trio was sophomore infielder Nikki Lynch, who earned first team All-CIAA honors at the third base position. For the season, she batted .356 and had a .956 fielding percentage.

A pair of Lady Rams' top defensive infielders added second team All-CIAA honors as well with senior shortstop Bonika Terry and sophomore second base Britney Cato earning the honors. Terry finished the 2011 regular season with 32 putouts and 50 assists. She also added a .294 batting average. Cato finished the 2011 regular season with 68 putouts and 41 assists and added a .314 batting average as well.

The Lady Rams also added a pair of players to the CIAA All-Rookie team as well with the freshman tandem of outfielder Tanaya Pettus and designated player Hope Billings earning the honors. Pettus finished the season with a solid .347 batting average with five home runs and 26 RBI. She also added 30 putouts with 11 assists. Billings was a strong hitter for the Lady Rams with a .250 batting average with 15 RBI.

The top seed from the CIAA Southern Division, the Lady Rams will open the 2011 CIAA Softball Championships in Petersburg, Va. Thursday at noon. For more information on Lady Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.