Krebs named national catcher of the year

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 13, 2004

Crystal Krebs added to her already overflowing trophy case Wednesday when it was learned that she was named the Diamond Sports NCAA Division II Catcher of the Year and first-team All-American.

Krebs is the 10th CU-Colorado Springs athlete to be named All-American and just the second non-runner. Soccer goalkeeper Greg Myer was named All-American in 1997.

The All-American teams are selected by the American Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Krebs hit .511 with 19 home runs and 59 RBI, all school records, in 2004. Those numbers also earned Krebs the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference triple crown.

Below is the official release sent by the American Fastpitch Coaches Association
Forty-five student athletes have been named to the 2004 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II All-America teams, as announced Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The three teams were selected by NCAA Division II head coaches representing each region.

All eight of the teams that will compete for the 2004 national championship are represented with top-ranked Kennesaw State leading the way with four selections. The Owls placed three players on the first team All-America squad "" catcher Cambria McKay, first baseman Keri McKee and outfielder Amy Middleton. Pitcher Lisa Macki was named to the third team.

Shippensburg has three players named All-Americans, led by pitcher Kelley Tiesi, who was honored as the top player in Division II softball. The Raiders also had a pair of third-team honorees in outfielder Jaime Dacey and designated player Brenna Eck.

Florida Southern had two honorees in pitcher Megan Brown and outfielder Sarah Kohlbrenner. Brown was a first team selection in the at-large category while Kohlbrenner was a second team selection in the outfield.

Angelo State, Caldwell, Northern Kentucky, St. Cloud State and Western New Mexico each had one player named to an All-America team. Angelo State second baseman Alexis Wing and Northern Kentucky pitcher Krystal Lewallen were first team selections while Caldwell pitcher Corrine Reiser, St. Cloud State outfielder Abby Velta and Western New Mexico pitcher Angela Slaugh were named to the second team.

Armstrong Atlantic matched Kennesaw State with four All-America selections, led by first team pitcher Katya Eronina. California (Pa.) had a trio named All-Americans, led by first team third baseman Kim Miller, who led the nation in hitting. St. Mary's (Texas) also had three honorees, led by first team designated player Elizabeth Beyer.

Cal State Bakersfield, Lewis, North Dakota State and Texas Woman's each had two players named to All-America teams. Colorado-Colorado Springs catcher Crystal Krebs was named the Diamond Sports Division II Catcher of the Year.

A complete list of All-America teams follows.

First Team
P Kelley Tiesi Shippensburg
P Krystal Lewallen Northern Kentucky
P Katya Eronina Armstrong Atlantic
C Crystal Krebs Colorado-Colorado Springs
C Cambria McKay Kennesaw State
1B Keri McKee Kennesaw State
2B Alexis Wing Angelo State
3B Kim Miller California (Pa.)
SS Elizabeth Economon Truman State
OF Robin Martz Lewis
OF Amy Middleton Kennesaw State
OF Monica Garza Tarleton State
UT Stephanie Pinto Alabama-Huntsville
DP Elizabeth Beyer St. Mary's
AL Megan Brown Florida Southern

Second Team
P Kym Kling St. Mary's
P Corinne Reiser Caldwell
P Angela Slaugh Western New Mexico
C Kissy Stepanova Armstrong Atlantic
C Stefani Easter Texas Woman's
1B Amy Beverly Missouri Western
2B Jenny Bakke North Dakota State
3B Veronica Garcia St. Mary's
SS Gabrielle Rendon California (Pa.)
OF Sarah Kohlbrenner Florida Southern
OF Abby Velta St. Cloud State
OF Andrea Williams Humboldt State
UT Becky Mezyk California (Pa.)
DP Stacey Richardson Armstrong Atlantic
AL Meloney Strobusch Wisconsin-Parkside

Third Team
P Lisa Macki Kennesaw State
C Tara Licuanan Cal State Bakersfield
1B Katie Bryan Abilene Christian
2B Denyve Duncan St. Leo
3B Cindy Perry Cal State Dominguez Hills
SS Teresa Flores Texas Woman's
OF Jaime Dacey Shippensburg
UT Christie Hill Cal State Bakersfield
DP Brenna Eck Shippensburg
AL Kim Fujimoto Barry
AL Stacy Oliver Armstrong Atlantic
AL Sarah Carlson Winona State
AL Mary Jaszcak Lewis
AL Lindsey Graham North Dakota State
AL Sonja Garnett San Francisco State

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