Mizzou softball player Taylor Gadbois of Maryville, Mo., was named a third-team All American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association . The All-America honor in the outfield for Gadbois follows her selection to the NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team. She also picked up postseason recognition from the Southeastern Conference, bringing home First Team All-SEC honors to Mizzou.
Gadbois led the Tigers in at-bats (202), batting average, hits, runs scored, on-base percentage (.466) and stolen bases to help head coach Ehren Earleywine’s squad to a 43-18 overall record and the program’s eighth-straight NCAA Regional appearance. Her 85 hits tied for the second-best single-season total in school history, while her .421 mark at the plate ranked third-best. Gadbois’ 46 stolen bases tied for the third-best single-season total all-time at Mizzou, and her 55 runs scored came in at fifth-best in school history.
Casey Stangel, the team’s number two pitcher, is leaving the program after going 15-10 in 25 starts. Carlie Rose, a backup catcher from Nixa, along with Sarah Moore and Kellie Schkade are also leaving. Schkade was the Tigers regular second baseball at the end of the season and Moore was a backup outfielder who played nine games.