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All-American Pair
Courtesy: CBU  
Release: 05/13/2013
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) released its 2013 postseason softball awards and California Baptist University garnered a pair of All-American honorees.

Savannah Miller and Jessica Avila were each named to the 15-player NCCAA All-American first team Monday after leading the Lancers both offensively and in the circle this season.

Miller led the Lancers with a .423 batting average this year, driving in a team high 36 runs and hitting a team leading 16 doubles. The junior catcher had a .627 slugging percentage and a .451 on-base percentage, striking out just eight times in 142 at bats. Her .423 batting average was good for 19th best in the NCCAA.

As just a freshman, Avila was a revelation in the circle for the Lancers, solidifying herself as the ace of the staff with a 20-10 record and a 1.89 ERA. She threw 188.2 innings on the year, allowing a .266 opponent’s batting average and striking out a team best 97 batters. The rookie had 23 complete games on the year and seven shutouts.

Miller and Avila also both earned All-PacWest and All-Region honors this year. Miller was the NCCAA West Region Player of the Year and first team All-PacWest, and Avila was named PacWest Freshman of the Year and to the NCCAA All-West Region team.

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