Photo ProvidedGrace Lady Lancer softball players Clarissa Knight (L) and Chandler Elliott were named as All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Associuation recently.
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Grace Lady Lancer softball players Clarissa Knight (L) and Chandler Elliott were named as All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Associuation recently.
WINONA LAKE – Clarissa Knight and Chandler Elliott were awarded All-American status after their sterling 2016 seasons.
Additionally, the pair was named Second Team All-Region for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Knight was a First Team NCCAA All-American and honorable mention for NAIA All-American. She was one of four Crossroads League players to appear on the NAIA All-American listing.
Knight led Grace’s offense with a .459 batting average, the second-highest average in program history. She produced 83 hits in 59 games, scoring 51 runs and driving in 40 more.
Elliott was a Third Team NCCAA All-American honoree. The sophomore had a balanced season, hitting .385 from the plate and posting a 4.56 ERA in 139.2 innings from the mound. Elliott had a team-best 12 doubles and notched 72 hits for the season. She, along with Knight, were the only Lady Lancers to play in all 59 contests.
In the classroom, five Lady Lancers were recognized as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes: Amanda Bowman, Allison Franklin, Brittany Melzoni, Kati Gregory and Morgan Hutcheson. To achieve Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must be an upperclassman and maintain a 3.5 GPA. Grace had the third-most Scholar-Athletes among Crossroads League institutions.