June 29, 2011 – After capturing the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Softball Championship and advancing to the National Collegiate Athletic Association playoffs for the first time in school history, the good news for Fort Valley State University Softball keeps rolling in. In a recent letter to FVSU Athletics Director Percy Caldwell, the NCAA announced that the Lady Wildcats have been crowned the 2011 NCAA Division II Statistical Champs in Doubles Per Game.
The Lady Wildcats led the nation in two-baggers with 102 doubles over the 42-game schedule. FVSU averaged 2.43 doubles per game on their way to the team’s second SIAC title. In addition to the national crown in doubles per game, the Lady Wildcats finished second in the nation in team batting average. On 1,151 plate appearances, the Lady Wildcats had 413 hits for a team batting average of .359.
“In a season in which this team has accomplished so much, this national award is really like icing on the cake,” says Lady Wildcats Head Coach Jimmie Reed. “We took a very methodical approach to each at-bat opportunity this season, and the result seemingly speaks for itself. This award is another example of the quality and continued growth of FVSU Softball.”
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