Anastos Named Third-Team All-American

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 21, 2009

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs first baseman Jessika Anastos was named 2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II third-team All-American, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced late Wednesday.

“Jessika is a special player,” said UCCS coach Scott Peterson. “She has so much confidence when she comes to the plate, it is fun to watch.”

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).

“She is making an incredible assault on our record book,” said Peterson. “When you draw comparisons to Crystal Krebs, you know you are a great player. On behalf of the entire team, I congratulate Jessika on an outstanding year, she truly deserves all of these accolades.”

2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II All-Americans

FIRST TEAM
Pitcher Kristin Erb Lock Haven University
Pitcher Mandy Chandler Georgia College & State University
Pitcher Sarah Phillips North Georgia College & State University
Catcher Christine Roser Rollins College
Catcher Alisa Heronema Regis University
First Base Stephanie Denlinger Kutztown University
Second Base Amanda Wilhelm Winona State University
Third Base Beth Lawson University of Alabama-Huntsville
Shortstop Sara Lovestrand Florida Southern College
Outfield Courtney McGuire North Georgia College & State University
Outfield Terra Halron Winona State University
Outfield Kristyn Lesovsky University of California, San Diego
Designated Player Kayla Lewis Winona State University
Util/Pitcher Caitlin Lee University of Alabama-Huntsville
Util/Non-Pitcher Rachel Ruch Georgian Court University
At Large/OF Mallory Kirchner Georgian Court University

SECOND TEAM
Pitcher Stacey Struzynski Winona State University
Pitcher Marjorie Johnson Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Pitcher Diana Sansevera Georgian Court University
Pitcher Nicole Anderson Rollins College
Catcher Jessica Shiery Abilene Christian University
Catcher Marissa Slattery Humboldt State University
First Base Sandy James Angelo State University
Second Base Emily Nieman West Virginia Wesleyan College
Third Base Andi Braswell Valdosta State University
Shortstop Macy Baker Angelo State University
Outfield Cassie Anderson Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Outfield Marsha Beaubien Saginaw Valley State University
Outfield Erin MacNamee West Chester University
Designated Player Megan Russell University of Indianapolis
Util/Pitcher Tara Reed Bloomsburg University
Util/Non-Pitcher Kristina Prater University of Alabama-Huntsville
At Large/1B Natalie Galletly Humboldt State University

THIRD TEAM
Pitcher Sage Woodham University of Alabama-Huntsville
Catcher Jessica Strickland University of South Carolina-Aiken
First Base Jessika Anastos University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Second Base Alix Dean Angelo State University
Third Base Miranda Campbell Emporia State University
Shortstop Marti Littlefield Valdosta State University
Outfield Kasey Henderson West Texas A&M University
At Large/2B Dana Webb Edinboro University
At Large/P Jenna Venacore Le Moyne College
At Large/P Megan Leonard University of Central Missouri
At Large/OF Amanda Burkhart Southwest Minnesota State University
At Large/UT-NonP Alyssa Shirey Valdosta State University
At Large/UT-NonP Amanda DeCastro Pittsburg State University

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Crystal KrebsCrystal Krebs22IFJr.
Crystal KrebsCrystal Krebs22CSr.
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
Jessika AnastosJessika Anastos41BJr.
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May 14, 2009Anastos Named First-Team All-RegionUniversity 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.
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