RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- The season may have ended for the No. 21-ranked California Baptist University Lancers, but accolades have not stopped pouring in just yet. CBU placed four athletes on the Daktronics, Inc. 2014 All-West Region list, with all four grabbing second-team honors, as announced Monday.
Belinda Renne, Krista Mann, Savannah Miller and Marshean August become the first Lancers to earn NCAA Division II West Region softball honors, as voted on by the Sports Information Directors of the region.
Renne finished the year with a 2.70 ERA and 29 victories, third best in all of NCAA Division II. In 233 innings pitched, Renne grabbed seven shutouts and had 31 complete games. The sophomore right-handed pitcher threw 122 strikeouts and held her opponents to a .262 average.
Mann completed her collegiate debut with a team-high .434 average off 82 hits. The freshman shortstop knocked 10 home runs, 15 doubles and three triples to score 61 runs and bat in 54 others. She picked up four PacWest Freshman of the Week honors and found a spot on the all-conference first team.
Miller followed Mann with the second-highest average, batting at .398 on the season. In her 68 hits, Miller hit 17 doubles, three triples and four long balls to score 51 runs and grab 47 RBIs. The junior catcher led the Lancers with 33 walks on the year and a .500 on-base percentage.
August concludes her four-year career at CBU with a .355 average where she led the team with 71 runs scored and 16 stolen bases. The senior outfielder hit 12 homers and 15 doubles on the season, second most on the team, and accumulated 51 RBIs.
The quartet helped propel the Lancers (46-13) to their first-ever NCAA Division II Championship Tournament appearance, where CBU made it to the West Regional I finale after a 3-2 record on the weekend--the most NCAA postseason wins a CBU program has accumulated yet.