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2014-05-30 Gardner, Phillips, Santefort named 1st Team NAIA All-American; Sendzik named Honorable Mention
2014-05-30 Gardner, Phillips, Santefort named 1st Team NAIA All-American; Sendzik named Honorable Mention

Gardner, Phillips, Santefort named 1st Team NAIA All-American; Sendzik named Honorable Mention

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:48 AM

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Seniors Hannah Gardner and Justine Phillips repeated as NAIA All-Americans and were joined by seniors Caitlin Santefort and Cheryl Sendzik when the NAIA announced the teams on Friday, May 30. The foursome helped lead the Tigers to a 49-5-1 record, including winning the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season and Tournament, the Davenport Bracket of the NAIA Opening Round and a trip the NAIA World Series.

Gardner , Phillips and Santefort all earned 1st Team All-American honors. Gardner, the NAIA Player of the Year, finished the season with a scorching .531 batting average, including 12 home runs, two triples and 19 doubles. She drove in 73 RBIs on 86 hits. Phillips was not far behind with a .471 season batting average. She amassed 21 doubles, seven triples and four home runs, scoring 77 times with 56 RBIs. Santefort finished with a near perfect record in the circle at 21-1. She had a season ERA of 1.06 and a strike out to walk ratio of 120:17. She held opponents to a mere .199 batting average.

Sendzik received Honorable Mention All-American honors. She finished the season with a .444 batting average with included 10 home runs and 18 doubles. She added 54 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

A complete list of NAIA All-Americans can be found here.