Anastos Named First-Team All-Region

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 14, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs first baseman Jessika Anastos was named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II All-Central Region first team, the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association announced Thursday.

The junior from Broomfield set a new NCAA Division II record this season by hitting 0.57 home runs per game (24 in 42 games). She broke the previous record of 0.52 per game set by former UCCS star Crystal Krebs in 2005.

Anastos also led NCAA Division II with a 1.121 slugging percentage, was 14th in RBIs per game (1.29) and 17th in on base percentage (.535).

By being chosen first team all-region, Anastos' automatically advances to the All-American ballot.

First Team, , ,
Pitcher, Stacey Struzynski, Winona State,
Pitcher, Katie Goetzinger, Wayne State (NE),
Catcher, Alisa Heronema, Regis,
First Base, Jessika Anastos, Colorado-Colorado Springs,
Second Base , Amanda Wilhelm, Winona State,
Shortstop, Kristina Barr, Western New Mexico,
Third Base, Natalie Spicer, Minnesota State Mankato,
Outfield, Amanda Burkhardt, Minnesota Southwest State,
Outfield, Terra Halron, Winona State,
Outfield, Myriam Trepanier, Minnesota Duluth,
Designated Player, Kayla Lewis, Winona State,
Utility/Pitcher, Katie Kocman, Colorado School of Mines,
Utility/Non-Pitcher, Lauren Cross, Mesa State,
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Second Team, , ,
Pitcher, Amanda Johnson, Minnesota Southwest State,
Pitcher, Brittney Moss, Metro State,
Catcher, Sarah Van Lingen, Colorado School of Mines,
First Base, Julie Oâ€TMNeil, Minnesota State Mankato,
Second Base, Shannon Galanek, Adams State,
Shortstop, Amber Roundtree, Metro State,
Third Base, Corrie Nishikida, Metro State,
Outfield, Kellie Nishikida, Metro State,
Outfield, Kaleigh Starr, Colorado School of Mines,
Outfield, Amy Sandstrorm, Wayne State (NE),
Designated Player, Tara Mickelson, Metro State,
Utility/Pitcher, Kristen Danielson, Minnesota-Duluth,
Utility/Non-Pitcher, no second nominee at this position, , 

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