UNCG Campus Weekly

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Softball’s Bedwell named Player of Year; UNCG hosts SoCon Tourney

Action photo of Katelyn Bedwell battingAfter a record-breaking regular season, senior softball first baseman Katelyn Bedwell was named Southern Conference Player of the Year.

Along with Bedwell, sophomore twin sisters Lindsay Thomas and Nicole Thomas were first team All-Conference selections. Junior Dominique Madruga was named second team All-Conference.

“She is so very deserving of this Player of the Year honor,” said head coach Janelle Breneman. “KB will leave here in the record books as one of the top hitters ever to wear the Blue and Gold. She truly loves the game of Softball and thrives on competition as it shows in her play.”

A communications major who will graduate this week, Bedwell is the first UNCG softball player to be Player of the Year since Jennifer Hubbard in 2003. Bedwell broke the single-season school record for RBI this season with 64 – and she tied UNCG’s home run record with 17 going into the SoCon tournament. (Lindsay Thomas set the mark last season.) Her .429 batting average also is a school record along with an .845 slugging percentage.

UNCG hosts the SoCon Championship Tournament this week. The Spartans, which finished the season with seven straight wins to place in the fifth seed, will take on No. 4 seed Samford at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

By Justin Glover
Photo courtesy Carlos Morales
Full story at UNCG Athletics site.