Krebs Named to RMAC All-Time Team

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 28, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS - Former University of Colorado at Colorado Springs star Crystal Krebs was among 12 players in RMAC softball history to be named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Team, the conference announced Tuesday.

Krebs, who played two seasons at UCCS after transferring from Division I Texas-Arlington, holds the NCAA Division II record for home runs (0.52 per game set in 2005), a mark that will be eclipsed this season. Currently, the national leader is another UCCS Mountain Lion, Jessika Anastos, who hit 24 home runs in 42 games (0.57 per game) this past season.

Krebs hit .511 with 19 home runs and 59 RBIs as a junior in 2004. She came back as a senior to hit .470 with 25 home runs and 70 RBIs. She was also a feared defender, throwing out 15 of the 27 baserunners who attempted to steal on her in 2004.

Among the best anecdotes concerning Krebs was that she once hit a home run while being intentionally walked in a game against Colorado School of Mines.

The RMAC All-Time Softball Team was selected by representatives from the conference's schools that participate in the sport of softball. Records for RMAC softball date back to the spring of 1980.

Former Mesa State outfielder Kelly Adams was named the RMAC All-Time Top Player in softball. Adams was a two-time RMAC Player of the Year (2000 and 2001) and a two-time First Team All-American.

Honored as the RMAC All-Time Top Coach was Dan Simmons, who led Nebraska-Kearney to the title game of the 1999 NCAA Division II championships. Simmons also helped UNK capture six RMAC titles during his seven years in the league.

"It's been a while since I coached, so you're not even sure if people remember about the old days," said Simmons. "It's a great honor to be chosen in that rank because there are a lot of other great coaches in this league."

Six schools are represented on the 12-person all-time team.

As part of the Centennial Celebration, all-time teams are being selected in 19 RMAC sports. The RMAC's Centennial Celebration will take place on July 11, 2009 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. A new all-time team will be recognized each month leading up to the celebration.

Top Player - Kelly Adams, Mesa State (OF)
Crystal Krebs, UCCS (C)
Jill McCaslin, Nebraska-Kearney (2B)
Kerri Chase, CSU-Pueblo (P)
Heather Ebert, Adams State (SS)
Darcie Berry, Nebraska-Kearney (2B)
Amanda Kelly, Nebraska-Kearney (P)
Rebekah Tippets, Regis (OF)
Amy Tjaarda, Adams State (P)
Niki Toussaint (Whitaker), CSU-Pueblo (OF)
Jennee West, Mesa State (1B)
Laura Espenmiller, Nebraska-Kearney (OF)
Top Coach - Dan Simmons, Nebraska-Kearney

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