DECATUR, Ga. -- With the 2012 softball season coming to a close, the Great South Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference awards on Thursday. Chelsea Krafft, Beth Harris, and Courtney Wagoner all earned All-Conference honors.
Krafft, a senior starting pitcher from Dalton, Ga., has appeared in 33 games this spring and boasts an earned run average of 2.87. The senior has struck out 169 batters in 160.0 innings of work, while opponents have hit just .244 off her. She also has thrown 17 complete-games with one shutout and assisted in four other shutouts. On March 29, Krafft teamed with Harris to throw a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win against Rust College.
Harris has produced a powerful bat in the middle of the Lady Scots' lineup this season. The senior from LaVergne, Tenn., hit a GSAC-leading 13 home runs and drove in 50 runs while hitting .451 in 38 games. Harris has had four two-homer games this season as well as 18 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games. In a 10-7 win over Berry on March 27, Harris went 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs, and three runs.
A junior from Cummings, Ga., Wagoner posted a batting average of .410 with four home runs and 29 RBIs this season. She also walked 20 times to have an on-base percentage of .539 which leads the team. Wagoner connected on two homers and drove in five runs in a game against Berry earlier this month.
Covenant also had four players listed on the All-Academic team. Morgan Booker, Harris, Meagan Hess, and Krafft all achieved this honor in which athletes must possess a GPA of 3.25.
Each GSAC member institution also names one player to be that school's recipient of the Individual Sportsmanship Award. Covenant sophomore utility player Grace Hooper from Franklin, Tenn., is this year's honoree.
"Well deserved awards," commented head coach Sara Russell. "All represent the team well and have worked hard all year."