|Austin-Robinson named SCAC women's softball
co-coach of the year
RELEASED: June 2, 2005
DANVILLE, KYThe Centre College men's baseball and women's softball teams walked away with an armful of postseason honors this spring.
Head softball coach Wendie Austin-Robinson was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Co-Coach of the Year and seven players earned all-conference honors for the 2005 season.
In her fifth season at the helm of the Centre softball program, Austin-Robinson led the Colonels to their first winning season in school history with a 19-14 overall record. The 19 wins mark a new Centre record for wins in a season in softball. After placing second in the Eastern Division with a 6-6 league record, Centre advanced to the SCAC tournament championship game for the first time in school history before falling to Trinity University.
The Colonels also placed one player on the All-SCAC first team, five on the second team and one on the honorable mention team. Senior first baseman Marjorie Pilkinton of Shelbyville, Ky., senior pitcher Erin Grumley of Belleville, Ill., sophomore shortstop Cate Guthrie of Castaliean Springs, Tenn., freshman outfielder Maggie Blackburn of Lexington, Ky. and freshman third baseman Monica Vonderbrink of Danville, Ky., were each named to the second team. Pitcher Jullia Hubbard, a freshman from Louisville, was an honorable mention selection.
The baseball team had a much improved season performance and had two All-SCAC first team selections and two honorable mentions.
Centre finished the 2005 season with a 16-20 overall record and a 5-9 mark in league play. The team's 16 wins were more wins than the last two seasons combined (15) and its five conference wins were also more than the past two years combined (4).
Sophomore first baseman Eric Moore of Bowling Green, Ky., and freshman second baseman Ben Jeffers of New Albany, Ohio were first team selections. Senior outfielder Chris Bennett of Louisville, and junior shortstop Michael Pangallo of Cold Spring, Ky., were named to the honorable mention team.
For more complete profiles of the players, see:
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