May 30, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Junior Jenna Rich was named a Third Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-American when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its selections today. The second baseman earns her first career All-America honors.
The selection brings Stanford's total All-America award count to 30 honors spread over 15 players. The Cardinal has had at least one All-America selection each of the past 15 seasons.
Rich, who was an All-Pac-12 First Team pick earlier this month, hit a career-best .368 this season and led the team with 11 home runs, 66 RBI and a .665 slugging percentage. Her 66 RBI tied for the most in a single season by a Stanford player with Sarah Beeson (2001). She also turned in 67 hits, including 13 doubles and four triples, 20 walks and a .977 fielding percentage.
Just a junior, Rich ranks among the top-10 in school history in career batting average (.332), triples (8), home runs (33), RBI (162) and slugging percentage (.595). She also has 123 runs scored, which is 11th all-time.
Rich was one of 13 All-Americans from the Pac-12 Conference, tying with the Southeastern Conference for the most selections.