St. Louis, Mo., April 30, 2014 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team had five student-athletes named to the 2014 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Team, as announced by the conference office.
Senior outfielder Maggie Ingell and junior infielder Adrienne White led the honorees by earning first-team accolades, while freshman outfielder Kenzie James , senior utility player Kelsey Neal and sophomore pitcher Annie Pitkin picked up second-team honors.
Ingell earned first-team all-UAA accolades for the fourth-straight season after leading the Bears with a .435 batting average, tallying 17 doubles, seven home runs and 45 RBIs. She also led the team in runs scored with 45, the second most in a single season in school history. Ingell had 13 multiple-RBI and 16 multiple-hit games, and ranked in the top-five in the conference in eight categories.
White earned all-conference honors for the first time in her career after hitting .377 with five doubles, three home runs and 21 RBIs. She began the season with a 24-game hitting streak, and was third on the team with 14 multiple-hit games. White led the UAA in assists with 84, and committed just five errors at third base for a .961 fielding percentage.
James emerged as one of the top leadoff hitters in the UAA after batting .385 with a conference-best 28 stolen bases. The 28 steals are the second most in a single season in school history. James, a member of the UAA Championship All-Tournament Team, was also third on the team in runs scored (31) and fourth in multi-hit games (12).
Neal, who earned all-conference honors for the second time in her career, batted .362 with nine doubles, seven home runs and a team-high 46 RBIs. She also led the team with 17 multiple-hit games and was second in multiple-RBI games (12). Neal posted an 8-4 record with a 2.71 earned run average on the mound, and allowed a UAA-low 14 walks in 98 1/3 innings pitched. A member of the UAA Championship All-Tournament Team, she was third in the UAA in RBIs (46), and fourth in hits (54) and total bases (84).
Pitkin, a UAA Championship All-Tournament Team selection, posted a 16-10 overall record with a 1.91 ERA in 33 appearances for the Bears. She led the UAA in opposing batting average (.181) and strikeouts (173), and was second in saves (three), wins (16) and innings pitched (153 2/3). Pitkin tossed a pair of no-hitters in 2014, including the ninth perfect game in school history in a 10-0 win against Principia College on April 24.
Washington University won 11 of its last 14 games to finish the regular season with a 30-15 overall record. This is the Bears' second-straight 30-win season and ninth in school history. Washington U. also won its eighth UAA title after finishing in a three-way tie at the 2014 UAA Championship Tournament with a 5-3 mark.