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Four Softball Players Honored By ASC

May 1, 2007
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-Four University of the Ozarks softball players have been named to the American Southwest Conference All-Conference team, announced by the league office on Monday.

Senior Kara Bartholomew, junior Chelsea Joslin and freshmen Stephany Henson were named to the ASC All-East Division Second Team. Senior Brooke Grice received ASC All-East Division Honorable Mention. The 14 league head coaches vote on All-Conference players. <#IMAGE:4#>Bartholomew, a 5-foot-7 right fielder from Hot Springs, Ark., finished second in the ASC in batting (.460), hits (63), while leading the league in stolen bases (29). She ended the season ranked sixth in the ASC in on-base percentage (.468). Bartholomew was the team-leader in all the aforementioned categories, and set a new school record with 170 career hits. She also ends her career as the school’s all-time leader in stolen bases (74), and ranks second in career runs (91), career batting (.365) and career total bases (172). Bartholomew had a pair of four-hit games during the season, including a 4-for-4 performance against Hendrix College and a 4-for-5 performance against LeTourneau University. She had 18 multiple-hit games and hit safely in 33 contests. She had eight three-hit games. She stole three bases on two different occasions during the season. A four-year starter, she is a three-time All-Conference player. <#IMAGE:1#>Joslin, a 5-8 first baseman from Claremore, Okla., finished third in the league in home runs (10) and sixth in slugging percentage (.676). She led the team in homers, slugging percentage, RBI (28) and total bases (71). Her .343 batting average placed her second on the team. Joslin set a conference record on April 6 against LeTourneau University when she hit three home runs. She led the team with 8 multiple-RBI games and hit safely in 27 games. She is the school’s all-time home run leader (22). She also sits atop the school record book in career RBI (86), career total bases (195) and career slugging percentage (.617). She is a three-time All-Conference player. <#IMAGE:3#>Henson, a 5-5 pitcher from Coal Hill, Ark., finished seventh in the ASC in shutouts (3) and eighth in complete games (15). She led the team in ERA (3.49) and wins (10) while tying for the team-lead in strikeouts (57). She went 10-8 on the mound in her freshman campaign. The right-hander had a season-high 6 strikeouts against Eureka College. She allowed just two hits in each of her three shutouts. Her top performance of the season came against Hendrix College on April 17 when she had a perfect game through six innings in a 2-0 win. <#IMAGE:2#>Grice, a 5-6 third baseman from North Little Rock, Ark., ranked seventh in the ASC in doubles (13). She was the team-leader in doubles and finished second in RBI (22) and runs (23). She was third in hits (37) and fourth in total bases (50). A four-year starter at third base, Grice’s top performance of the season came against Schreiner University when she went 4-for-5 with 4 RBI. Grice owns the school record in career doubles with 28. She is second in career RBI (76) and third in career hits (127), career runs (70) and career total bases (167). She is a three-time All-Conference player.