OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Texas A&M softball players Megan Gibson and Amanda Scarborough were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) All-America teams, the association announced Wednesday.
“Megan and Amanda have had a tremendous season,” A&M head coach Jo Evans stated. “They are both very deserving of first team All-America honors. Megan and Amanda have been very consistent in their play and have been the difference in us, not just being nationally competitive, but giving us the opportunity to compete for a national championship.”
Gibson, also a junior, was named to the NFCA All-America team as a utility player. The Spring, Texas native leads the Aggies with a .397 batting average. She has hit 12 homeruns and has driven in 40 runs. Gibson holds the team-lead in slugging percentage at .745. She also holds the Aggie career homerun (42) and walk (118) records. In 151.2 innings of work in the circle, Gibson is 17-4 with a 1.52 ERA. In conference play, the All-Big 12 first teamer pitched her way to a 5-2 record and hit .400.
Scarborough, a junior from Magnolia, Texas was named to the NFCA All-America first team as a pitcher after posting a 26-8 mark and a 0.99 ERA in the circle while hitting .335 with 7 homeruns and 46 RBIs. Scarborough posted a 7-4 mark and a .321 batting average in conference play. She earned Co-Big 12 Pitcher of the Year and All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 first team accolades. In addition, Scarborough was recently named to the 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team for the University Division.
This is the second first team All-America honor for Scarborough and the first for Gibson. In 2005, Scarborough made the first team as a freshman while Gibson was a member of the second team