CENTRAL — The National Christian College Athletic Association announced their yearly awards this week with Southern Wesleyan’s Lizzie Fela taking home All-American honors.
The freshman from Akron, Ohio, becomes the first SWU softball player to be named NCCAA All-American since 2004. Fela was one of 15 selections to the 1st team this year.
Fela led the SSAC in batting average (.457) and in doubles (17). She was also second in the SSAC in four offensive categories, slugging percentage (.707), hits (75), total bases (116) and on-base percentage (.508). In addition Fela hit eight home runs on the year and scored 45 runs, both ranked sixth in the SSAC. Her 47 RBI ranked fourth in the conference.
The infielder has already been named to the Southern States Athletic Conference All-Conference team, the NCCAA South Region Team and the NCCAA South Region Player of the Year.