Clarksville, Ark.-Senior outfielder Danielle Dirks and sophomore third baseman/catcher Julie Wilkinson were named to the American Southwest Conference All-East Division Second Team, the ASC office announced on Tuesday.
Dirks, a native of Farmington, Ark., led Ozarks in batting (.339), runs (18), triples (4), stolen bases (20) and sacrifice hits (8). The right-handed hitter collected 39 hits and 12 RBI. Her 20 stolen bases ranked fifth in the ASC and her four triples placed her second. Dirks was flawless from her right field position, recording 53 putouts, five assists and did not commit an error. She had eight multiple-hit games. She went 3-for-4 against UT-Dallas twice and LeTourneau University once. Dirks ends her career ranking in the top five in a number of career records at Ozarks. She is second in doubles (22), triples (5), home runs (6) and total bases (176). She is third in RBI (60) and stolen bases (38), fourth in games played (150) and fifth in at bats (438) and hits (126).
Wilkinson, a native of Unionville, Mo., made the All-Conference team as a utility player. Wilkinson led the team in hits (40), RBI (22), total bases (55), home runs (2) and slugging percentage (.458). She also hit .333 with five doubles and two triples. Wilkinson, a switch hitter, had 11 multiple-hit games in 40 starts. One of her best performances of the season came against UT-Dallas March 16 when she went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI. Last season, Wilkinson was named a NFCA Academic All-American.