Two Tigers from the 11th-ranked Missouri softball team were awarded second team Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America honors. Senior third baseman Lindsey Ubrun (Riverside, Calif.) and sophomore utility player Marla Schweisberger (Raytown, Mo.) received their first career accolade marking the first time in eight years that two Tigers were awarded All-America honors in the same campaign. The annual award also marks the second straight season in which a Missouri softball player was named to an All-American team.
Averaging .363 on the year, Ubrun has managed a squad high 16 home runs, 56 RBI and .739 slugging percentage this season. Hitting .379 in postseason play, Ubrun and the Tigers will prepare for their second game of the Women’s College World Series set for Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. (CT) against Georgia.
Schweisberger, who has seen time at first base, the outfield and even as catcher, is batting .389 on the year and launched a solo home run in Missouri’s opening game of the WCWS. With eight homers to her name, Schweisberger has tallied a .625 slugging percentage. In the field, Schweisberger has tallied 193 putouts and four assists, good enough for a .995 fielding percentage.
Ubrun and Schweisberger become the 17th and 18th Missouri players to earn All-America honors with the 2009 season marking the fifth time in program history that two or more Tigers earned the honor in the same year.