Horner named First Team All-Atlantic Sun by College Sports Madness

Monday, May 07, 2012

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 7, 2012) – A day before the Atlantic Sun Conference announces its softball postseason awards, College Sports Madness released its honors and red-shirt freshman Casey Horner (Whitesburg, Tenn.) landed First Team accolades on Monday afternoon.

Horner – who etched her name into the ETSU record books in her first year in the Blue and Gold – led the Bucs in batting average (.316), home runs (7), and RBI (24) in 48 games played. In addition to leading the team in those statistical categories, the Buccaneer first baseman’s .411 on-base percentage ranks fourth highest in a single-season, while her seven home runs tied her with Stephanie Gaynord (2007) and Trisha Massenzo (2008) for fourth, and her .537 slugging percentage is the fifth highest in an ETSU season.

The Whitesburg, Tenn. native also tied for the team-lead with 12 multi-hit games and hit a blistering .491 (27-55) with five doubles, seven home runs, and 19 RBI from February 19 through March 17, while hitting safely in 14 of 17 games during the stretch. Horner became the 12th player in ETSU history to hit two home runs in a game when the Bucs defeated Liberty 10-7 back on March 6 in Lynchburg, Va. and she also drove in four runs in the 7-3 victory over America East power, Boston University.

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