Gallaudet's Kelsey Hudson named to All-NEAC South Division first team

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GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2016 softball all-conference awards on Thursday and Gallaudet University sophomore  Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) was named to the All-NEAC South Division first team. This is Hudson’s first All-NEAC honor.

Hudson started 24 games this season and led the Bison in five offensive categories, hits (30), triples (7), batting average (.429), slugging percentage (.686) and on-base percentage (.474). She also added 16 runs, four doubles, 14 RBI and five stolen bases while accumulating a .944 fielding percentage in the outfield. Of her 30 hits, 36.6 percent of them went for extra-base hits.

Hudson ranks second in NCAA Division III for triples per game (0.29) and sixth overall for triples (7). She leads the NEAC in triples (7) and is fourth in batting average (.429), fifth in on-base percentage (.474) and sixth in slugging percentage (.686) and hit by pitch (5).

Gallaudet, in six NEAC seasons, has accumulated 12 all-conference honors (five first team honorees, seven second team selections) and one Rookie of the Year award.

Penn St.-Berks junior outfielder Jenna Heffner was named the NEAC South Division Player of the Year, freshman Jessica Rozick was selected as the South Pitcher of the Year and Donna Ference was honored with the NEAC South Division Coach of the Year. Penn St.-Abington’s Becca Dougherty won the South Rookie of the Year.

Note: Statistics, national rankings and conference rankings are through May 5.

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2016 Gallaudet University Softball All-NEAC South Division Honoree

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Gallaudet’s Kelsey Hudson named to All-NEAC South Division first team

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