Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks softball players Ali Mathis and Amber Rollins each received recognition from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced Wednesday by ASC Media Relations Director Greg Weghorst.
Mathis, a senior outfielder, was named to the ASC All-East Division Honorable Mention Team. Rollins, a sophomore pitcher, was named to the ASC All-East Division First Team.
Mathis, a native of Lebanon, Mo., caps a spectacular four-year career with her third All-Conference honor. The left-handed hitting Mathis led the team in batting (.378), hits (42), doubles (11), RBI (17), total bases (55) and on-base percentage (.457). Mathis, who hit over .400 for most of the season, started in all 40 games and had one triple, scored 17 runs and recorded six steals. She had 11 multiple-hit games, including a 4-for-5 performance against Lyon College February 24. The durable Mathis never missed a game during her four-year career. She finishes her career as the program-leader in most games started (160) and most doubles (40). For her career, she ranks second in triples (5) and total bases (215), third in runs (81) and hits (162), fourth in RBI (62) and fifth in batting (.343) at Ozarks.
Rollins broke the school record with 15 strikeouts in a game April 16 and also threw the school’s fourth no-hitter March 1 at the American Southwest Conference First Pitch Tournament. The right-handed pitcher led the ASC in strikeouts (146) and strikeouts per game (9.5). She ranked fifth in the conference in innings pitched (137.1) and tied for third in saves with two. She finished the year with a 10-9 record, including two wins over nationally-ranked opponents, and a 4.00 ERA. She earned ASC Pitcher of the Week twice this season. Rollins had six or more strikeouts in 13 games and did not allow an earned run in four contests. Last season, Rollins was named ASC Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the ASC All-East Division Second Team. She is a member of the ASC All-Academic Team and has been on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete Team twice.