BYU Softball Players Awarded All-American Honors



    The accolades keep coming for a couple of BYU seniors as shortstop Jodi Norton and outfielder Jennifer Whiteley were named to the 2007 Easton All-American second and third teams, respectively.

    “We congratulate each athlete on their success this season, and we thank them for their outstanding representation of Easton,” said Pam Newton, Easton Promotions Manager, Women’s Sports.

    The Easton All-American nods are firsts for both Norton and Whiteley, who led the Cougars (43-20, 16-4) to a Mountain West Conference title and to the NCAA Tournament Regional Championship game this season.

    Norton led the MWC with 59 RBIs and a team-record 23 home runs behind a slugging percentage of .766. The Mesa, Ariz., native was also second on the team with 64 hits and was named the 2007 MWC Player of the Year.

    Whiteley’s career year ended with her becoming just the fourth player in team history to finish a season with a batting average over .400 with her league-best .416 on the year. Whiteley led the conference in hits (82) and reached personal bests of 47 runs and 26 RBI. Her four triples in 2007 give her the school’s all-time record of 13.

    “It means a lot to me because of all the hard work you put into four years of playing,” Whiteley said. “It’s nice for me, especially because I struggled a lot with staying healthy and that kind of thing. I feel like I was finally able to learn how to succeed at this level.”

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