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Dever named All-Sun Belt Second Team

Junior started 54 games, threw seven runners out at plate

May 7, 2013 · @MTAthletics

NEW ORLEANS - Softball junior Nina Dever has been named to the 2013 All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team, as announced by the conference office Tuesday.

Dever started all 54 games for the Blue Raiders, 48 of which came in center field. For the season, Dever hit .257 with a team leading 20 runs scored, and is second in hits (39) and home runs (five). Four of her home runs came in the final month of the season.

The junior boasts a .966 fielding percentage, and has developed a knack as a run killer, throwing out an impressive seven runners at the plate from centerfield.

Game-by-game, the Blue Raiders' leader has hit safely in 33 of 54 games, including a 10-game hit streak from March 20 to April 10. She had five multi-hit games on the season, three of which came against SBC foes - Troy, Florida Atlantic and South Alabama. Additionally, she moved into a tie for No. 7 on the career records list with 14 overall.

"Nina is definitely our team leader," head coach Jeff Breeden said. "She had a great year for us in the field, making several impressive plays, and was one of our more consistent hitters at the plate. She definitely deserves the nod."

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Brittany Fowler, South Alabama

PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Emily Rousseau, WKU

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Haley Fagan, South Alabama

COACH OF THE YEAR
Tyra Perry, WKU

All-Conference First-Team
P - Hannah Campbell (South Alabama)
P - Emily Rousseau (WKU)
1B - Matte Haack (Louisiana)
2B - Olivia Watkins (WKU)
3B - Haley Fagan (South Alabama)
SS - Brittany Fowler (South Alabama)
C - Sarah Draheim (Louisiana)
OF - Brianna Cherry (Louisiana)
OF - Blair Johnson (South Alabama)
OF - Julie Moss (South Alabama)
UT/DP - Kacie McAllister (Troy)
At-Large - Nerissa Myers (Louisiana)
At-Large - Jordan Wallace (Louisiana)
At-Large - Kaitlyn Griffith (South Alabama)
At-Large - Kelsie Mattox (WKU)

All-Conference Second-Team
P - Ashley Kirk (North Texas)
P - Farish Beard (South Alabama)
1B - Caitlin Ortiz (Troy)
2B - Brie Rojas (FIU)
3B - Preslie Cruce (WKU)
SS - Amanda Thomas (WKU)
C - Hannah Renn (Troy)
OF - Lindsey Shell (Florida Atlantic)
OF - Nina Dever (Middle Tennessee)
OF - Britany Campbell (South Alabama)
UT/DP - Stephanie Call (Florida Atlantic)
At-Large - Amber Curry (FIU)
At-Large - Shelly Landry (Louisiana)
At-Large - Brooke Foster (North Texas)
At-Large - Taylor Schoblocher (North Texas)

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