Brett, Gibbins Earn USA South All-Division Honors; Talley All-Sportsmanship

Brett, Gibbins Earn USA South All-Division Honors; Talley All-Sportsmanship

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant softball senior third baseman Jordan Brett and freshman designated player Madyson Gibbins earned USA South All-West Division honors, as the conference announced its postseason awards on Thursday.

Freshman Hannah Talley was also honored as she was Covenant's representative on the All-Sportsmanship team.

Brett, a senior from Swainsboro, Ga., was a first team All-West Division selection as she leads the team with a .405 batting average, eight home runs, 34 RBIs and 31 runs scored. The senior's 34 RBIs currently ranks sixth in the USA South. Brett has accumulated 12 multi-hits games and 11 multi-RBI games, including five games with at least three RBIs. She has produced two hitting streaks that have extended to double-digit games during the year.

Brett, now a three-time All-USA South honoree, broke the program's career hits record earlier this season with a two-run homer at Mary Baldwin and continues to add to her record mark. She will also depart the program as its leader in career batting average, while also ranking high in several other offensive statistical categories. 

A freshman from Powder Springs, Ga., Gibbins collects her first All-USA South award. Gibbins is hitting .337 on the year with nine RBIs and 16 runs scored. She leads the team with 12 stolen bases and has also worked 11 walks to add to her .415 on-base percentage. Gibbins has totaled seven multi-hit games on the year, with a pair of three-hit performances. 

Talley, a freshman from Powder Springs, Ga., has played in 12 games on the year and is hitting .375 with an RBI.

Averett's Jessica Long was named the Player of the Year in the conference, while teammate Kaitlyn Aherron was selected Rookie of the Year. Piedmont's Melissa Eckman was the Pitcher of the Year and Sydney Vaughn from Salem earned Rookie Pitcher of the Year. Meredith head coach Kim Scavone was named Coach of the Year.

All awards are voted on by the softball coach at each institution. The divisional team voting is completed only by those coaches in the particular division. The first team all-conference and individual award voting is completed by all coaches.

Covenant (21-15) opens the USA South Tournament on Friday with a doubleheader in a best-of-3 series at Huntingdon.

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