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Softball - Sat, Jun. 3, 2017

Kansas City, MO – After the most successful season in the program's ten-year history, three Generals received one of the NAIA's top honors as Danelle Billings, Julinn Torres and Marci West were all named NAIA All-Americans.

Billings, a junior designated player from Nixa, Missouri, was named a first team All-American, her third time being named All-American and first as a General. She obliterated the LSUA single season home run record with 19 dingers, 18 of which coming in the regular season, enough to tie the Red River Athletic Conference's single season mark, while posting a .895 slugging percentage for the season. She also completed the RRAC's triple crown with a .465 batting average and 81 RBIs, to go along with the 19 home runs. In LSUA's run to third place in the NAIA Softball World Series, she batted .313 with two doubles and three RBIs. She was named All-Conference first team as well this season.

Torres, a senior shortstop from El Paso, Texas, was also named a first team All-American, the second of her All-American honor of her career. She finished right behind Billings in several conference offensive statistics, including batting average with .443 and RBIs with 69. Her 14 home runs on the season was third in the conference standings while she finished her senior season with a .865 slugging percentage. She hit two doubles and had a key RBI in LSUA's recent NAIA Softball World Series appearance. One of the most consistent bats in the LSUA line-up, she finished her four year career with as many triples as strike outs, 13 each, while hitting 38 career home runs. In the field, she amassed a .960 fielding percentage while playing right field to start her career before moving to shortstop for her last two seasons. She collected her second All-RRAC award this season as well.

West, a senior pitcher from Anacoco, Louisiana, re-wrote the LSUA record book for pitching stats. She collected 27 wins this season in the circle, breaking her own record of 25 from 2016. In 187 innings pitched this season, she allowed just 38 earned runs, for a 1.42 ERA, while striking out 170 batters on her way to the record 27 wins while accumulating just five losses with one save in 2017, collecting her second career no-hitter this season against Texas College. She was named the RRAC's Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season this year, along with being named the RRAC's Tournament's Most Valuable Pitcher and Player. She was nearly unhittable in the NAIA Softball World Series, giving up nine hits in three appearances and 17.1 innings pitched in Clermont, collecting all three LSUA wins in the circle while giving up just one unearned run during the tournament as opposing hitters struck out 15 times and hit just .150 off of her with only one extra base hit in the World Series. She was named a member of the NAIA Softball World Series team.

The Generals finished the 2017 season 52-10, setting a new program record for wins in its tenth season and had their best placement ever in the NAIA Softball World Series, finishing in third place, which also set a new high watermark for any Red River Athletic Conference team which makes it to the NAIA's last ten.