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Hendrix, Anderson and Woodard Earn All-American Honors


The honors continue to roll in for the Williams Baptist College softball squad. Three Lady Eagles were represented on Friday evening, as the NAIA released its 2013 All-American teams. Karisa Hendrix and Shelby Anderson earned first team honors, while Felicia Woodard earned Honorable Mention honors.

Karisa Hendrix is a senior pitcher from Cherokee Village, Ark. The flamethrower finished the year with a 25-7 season record. Her earned run average finished at 1.10, ranking third nationally. She held opponents to a .154 batting average. The American Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Year struck out 235 batters in 215.2 innings pitched. Hendrix was also named to the NAIA National Championship All-Championship team. She was a second team All-American in 2012.

Shelby Anderson makes the All-American team for the first time in her career. She played as a designated player and pitcher. The sophomore was voted to the team as a designated player. The Mountain Home, Ark., native had a remarkable season from the plate, batting .430 on the season. She broke a school record for home runs in a season with 14. Her 58 runs batted in led the AMC and finished 18th nationally. From the mound, the AMC Player of the Year did more than hold her own with a 1.28 ERA. That was good enough for eighth nationally.

Felicia Woodard is a senior from Corning, Ark. Woodard committed one error in 55 contests from center field. From the plate, she finished the year with 78 total hits, five triples, and 56 runs scored. The lead-off hitter finished the year with a .419 batting average. This is the second straight season Woodard has received Honorable Mention All-American honors. She was also selected to the 2013 All-Championship team at the National Championship.

The Lady Eagles finished the 2013 season with their second straight trip to the NAIA National Tournament. They won six games at the tournament and finished fourth at the National Championship. Williams record was 46-9. The three All-Americans are the most in a single season in school history.

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