A pair of SLIAC student-athletes were named 2017 Fast Pitch News NCAA Division III Softball Preseason All-American; Erica Burney from Westminster College and Kerrigan Dura from Eureka College. The two sluggers who burst onto the scene last spring will do battle once more on the diamond in 2017.
Erica Burney was named to the NFCA All-American Third Team as well as NFCA All-Region and became the program's first SLIAC Player of the Year. Burney finished in the top three in the conference in batting average (.540), home runs (11) and runs batted in (54). She also set a program record for doubles with 15.
Kerrigan Dura is coming off a year in which she broke the Eureka single-season record for runs batted in in a season with 66, most in the SLIAC. She hit .556 last season and finished with 27 doubles,three home runs, and a .596 on-base percentage while earning First Team All-Conference honors.
For a complete list of the Fast Pitch News NCAA Division III Preseason All-America Team click HERE