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| 2002 Women's Softball All-MIAC Team |

May 10, 2002   Posted 11:30 PM CST

Kathy Braun and Jill Pontius Earn MIAC Postseason Honors.
Kathy Braun
Sr.
Willmar, Minn.
Was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. She was second in the MIAC in home runs (5).
Jill Pontius
Sr.
Eagle Bend, Minn.
Was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. Her .447 season average is the second-best in school history.

Concordia seniors Kathy Braun (Willmar, Minn.) and Jill Pontius (Eagle Bend, Minn.) were named to the women's softball MIAC All-Conference Team. It is the first time that both players have been awarded the honor. The two led Concordia to a fourth place league finish and for their careers, finished with a 49-38 MIAC mark and a 72-62 overall record.

Braun, who played in 30 of the team's 32 games, hit .379 this year - the highest average in her four-year career at Concordia. She led the team in stolen bases (5) and finished second in batting average, hits (36), home runs (5) and RBI's (19). She also finished the year by only committing six errors in 146 chances as the teams' secondbaseman. In MIAC play, Braun finished  third in the league in slugging percentage (.754), second in home runs (5), tied for third in total bases (46) and ninth in on-base percentage (.448).

Pontius finally receives all-conference accolades after being named to the MIAC Honorable Mention Team in her sophomore and junior seasons. She hit .447 this year, the second highest average in school history. Besides batting average, she led the team in hits (38), doubles (11), slugging percentage (.718) and on-base percentage (.467). Her slugging percentage of .718 is also a new school record.

Pontius, a four-year starter at catcher, played in 27 games this year without committing an error, which led all MIAC catchers. She also led the league in throwing out runners attempting to steal.

At the plate, Pontius was second in the MIAC in slugging percentage (.774), tied for fourth in home runs (4), tied for fifth in RBI's (18) and ninth in total bases. 
 

2002 Women's Softball All-MIAC TEAM
Name                             School             Yr      Pos        Hometown
Rachael Ekholm        Augsburg      SR    P/INF   Richfield
Kristen Lideen        Augsburg      SO    INF     Champlin
Karrie Bateman        Bethel        JR    OF      St. Paul
Lori Peters           Bethel        SR    OF      Litchfield
Vicki Gunderson       Carleton      FY    C       Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Andrea Carroll        Carleton      JR    P       Bloomington
Jill Pontius          Concordia     SR    C       Eagle Bend
Kathy Braun           Concordia     SR    IF      Willmar
Ingrid Olson          Gustavus      SO    OF      White Bear Lake
Emily Deuth           Hamline       JR    OF      Northfield
Amanda Gage           Hamline       FY    IF      Forest Lake
Michelle Boys         St. Benedict  FY    IF      Eden Prairie
Ani Jordan            St. Benedict  SO    P       Vadnais Heights
Jaclyn Worm           St. Benedict  SR    OF      Young America
Jackie Huegel         Saint Mary's  JR    SS      Alta Vista, Iowa
Jennifer Miller       Saint Mary's  SR    C       Winona
Stacy O'Malley        Saint Mary's  FY    OF      Lake Elmo
Beth Janni            St. Catherine SR    C       New Ulm
Stacy Tamble          St. Thomas    JR    P       Apple Valley
Andrea Sweeny         St. Thomas    JR    P       Inver Grove Heights
Heather Martin        St. Thomas    SR    3B      Minneapolis
Gina Utecht           St. Thomas    JR    C       Mound

MIAC Coach of the Year - Janelle Tieken, Hamline

Honorable Mention All-MIAC
Augsburg: Melissa Lee
Gustavus: Molly Biehn, Melissa Aust
Hamline: Marion Zillhardt, Lindsay Miller, Venda Porter
Macalester: Cristin Beach
St. Kate's: Ana Fernandez, Clare Gundther
St. Mary's: Gina Rizzardi, Anne Munzenmaier, Lindsay Mamer
St. Olaf: Kelly Frederick, Kirstin Haaland
St. Thomas: Michelle Wong, Shannon Moore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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