Three Blazers Earn NFCA All-Region Honors

| May 16, 2014
Source: Valdosta State University Athletics

Source: Valdosta State University Athletics

VALDOSTA, GA – The awards continue to roll in for Valdosta State softball, with Courtney Albritton, Shelby Altman, and Brianna Hancock all receiving National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors, as announced by the NFCA on Thursday.

Mirroring their Daktronics All-Region honors earlier this week, Albritton and Altman represented the Blazers as First Team NFCA selections this year, while Hancock’s efforts on the diamond earned the senior a spot on the Second-Team.

Of the 26 student-athletes that received South All-Region honors, 16 of those came out of the Gulf South Conference. Furthermore, the GSC contributed eight of the 13 First Team honorees.

No. 8 Alabama-Huntsville led the way with five players making the cut in the South Region, while Rollins served up four student-athletes. The No. 16 Blazers followed with three selections, while No. 5 Tampa, Shorter, West Alabama, North Alabama, and Palm Beach Atlantic each saw two players earn recognition.

NFCA member coaches in the eight regions selected this year’s All-Region teams and all honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three NFCA Division II All-American squads to be announced the night of Wednesday, May 21.

The Blazers represent one of just sixteen teams left competing in this weekend’s eight Super Regional Tournaments, as they seek a berth in next week’s the 2014 NCAA National Championship Tournament in Salem, Va..

The South Super Regional features a showdown between GSC rivals Valdosta State and Alabama-Huntsville and will kick off on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. EST at Charger Park in Huntsville, Ala.. Live stats will be available at www.vstateblazers.com, and Blazer Nation can listen to live coverage on the Blazer Radio Network (Talk 92.1).

Source: Valdosta State University Athletics

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  1. F says:

    Congrats ladies! It’s great to hear that we have some good things going on at VSU! GO BLAZERS!