Monday, May 23, 2011
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Clayton News Daily
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From Staff Reports
Riverdale native Jenni Jobe was honored recently for her play on the softbal diamond.
Jobe, who plays for Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, earned honors from the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association (NCCAA)
Jobe, who played high school ball at Riverdale Christian Academy, was one of four players from her team named to the Mid-East All-Region and Second-Team All-American.
Jobe spent the majority of this season as the designated player. She batted .356 and had a knack for reaching base. She walked 17 times and recorded a team-best .489 on-base percentage this season. She also recorded the most doubles on the season with 11 and ranked nationally in all three categories (walks per game, on base percentage, and doubles per game).
"This season was a great season for the softball team," said Jobe on the team's performance this year. "We really showed a lot of determination [and] never let anything get us down. We are playing great softball right now and hopefully we can carry that momentum into the national tournament. I am so excited that we are going to nationals, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team."
Joining Jobe on the regional team were teammates Beth Harris, Chelsea Krafft, and Courtney Wagoner.
Additionally, head coach Sara Russell has been named the Region Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Scots to a record 22 wins this season and the first region title in the 4-year history of Covenant's softball program.