Softball: Porter named first team All-American
HONOLULU - University of Hawai`i first baseman Stacey Porter was named today first team All-American by Louisville Slugger and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Porter, from Tamworth, NSW, Australia, was a one woman wrecking crew offensively in 2003. She set new UH single-season records for batting average (.479), home runs (17), walks (38), and doubles (18). Also, she broke the school career marks in homers (38) and walks (75).
The three-time Western Athletic Conference first team selection also garnered Player-of-the-Year honors in the league this season as she batted .458 in 20 conference games setting the single-season record (WAC games) in home runs (9) and tied the homer mark in all games (17). She was the only WAC player on the first team.
The junior is the fourth Rainbow Wahine to garner All-American recognition by the Louisville/NFCA group, and the first since Dana Degan in 2000, who was a second-team selection. The only other first team pick was Brooke Wilkins in 1995.
Porter is planning to take the 2004 season off to go back to Australia and play on the National Team in preparation for the 2004 Olympics.
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