Three Claflin University softball players have earned 2017 NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association Softball All-South Region Honors.
Senior Chelsea Hall, junior Tiaria Norman and sophomore LaKaylin Lee were named to the CCA Softball All-South Region Second Team.
Hall, a 5-6, utility player from Decatur, Georgia, finished her career with a batting average of .363 and a slugging percentage of .712. She accumulated 236 runs, 204 hits, including 41 home runs, 155 RBIs and 209 stolen bases in 212 attempts. She is the NCAA active career leader in runs scored and stolen bases.
Hall, who was also named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Second Team All-South Region as an outfielder, received her degree with honors in sports management at the May 13 Claflin commencement.
Norman, a junior from Greenwood, was named the 2017 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Starting Pitcher of the Year and the SIAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. She finished the season with a 19-7 record and a league-leading 202 strikeouts. She is ranked 11th in strikeouts per seven innings, 19th in strikeouts and 40th in slugging percentage in the nation. Norman closed out the 2017 campaign with a batting average of .406 with 43 hits, including eight home runs, a .726 slugging percentage and .480 on-base percentage.
On the mound, she had an ERA of 2.46 with 19 complete games and two saves.
Lee, a 5-2, outfielder, from, Decatur, Georgia, was named to the 2017 SIAC All-Conference Second Team. She finished the season ranked fourth in triples with 10 and fifth in triples per game (.20) in the nation. In addition she had a .391 batting average, a .686 slugging percentage and a .453 on-base percentage. Lee amassed 61 hits, including five home runs, with 38 RBIs during the season.
Claflin, which won the school’s first-ever SIAC Softball Championship, dropped both games of the NCAA Division II Softball South Regional 1, falling to host University of West Florida, 5-2, and Mississippi College, 5-3. Both teams hail from the Gulf South Conference, which placed 17 players on the two teams, including 11 of the 14 first-team selections.