3 softball players earn NFCA Division I honors

06.04.2014 | By Amanda L. Booren

3 softball players earn NFCA Division I honors
Recognition caps of banner season for San Jac softball


HOUSTON – San Jacinto College softball student-athletes Brigitte Gauvin, Bridget Stein, and Courtney Sams have earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I All-Midwest Region honors.

Freshman catcher Gauvin (Winnipeg, Canada / College Louis-Riel) was named to the NFCA All-Midwest Region first team. On the season, she hit .291 overall, .351 in conference play. In 189 plate appearances, she had 55 hits, including two home runs and 24 RBI, and scored 14 runs. Gauvin was also an All-Conference first team and All-Region second team selection.

Stein was named to the NFCA All-Midwest Region second team. The freshman pitcher from Brenham (Brenham HS) led the team in ERA and strikeouts. She pitched in 24 games, starting in 22, with a 13-8 overall record and 1.51 ERA. She had 105 strikeouts this season. Stein was also a second-team All-Conference and All-Region selection.

Sams (Pearland / Pearland HS), an outfielder, led San Jac this year in stolen bases with 19. In 165 plate appearances she hit .394 with 65 hits, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 18 RBI, and 29 walks. She was named to the All-Conference and All-Region first team. It is her second appearance on the All-Conference first team.

San Jac (41-24) finished fifth at the 2014 NJCAA Division I softball national championship. This was the second trip in school history to the NJCAA national tournament for San Jacinto College, and the sixth 40-plus win season for Hall of Fame Head Coach Kelly Saenz.


About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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