By TCC Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 29, 2012) – Tallahassee Community College softball standout Amanda Ake added “All-America” to her résumé when the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its 2012 Division I All-American softball team.
Ake, a native of Carrollton, Ga., was named a third-team All-American by the NJCAA, one of 11 players selected from the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA)/NJCAA Region VIII. She is Tallahassee’s first NJCAA All-American in softball since Ashley Ivey received first-team honors in 1999.
“This is not just an individual award but a team award,” said Ake. “It just goes to show that the hard work by my teammates and coaches really paid off.”
Ake was a two-year starter at shortstop for Coach Patti Townsend’s Eagles. In 105 career games, she batted .374 with 23 home runs and 82 RBI. In 49 games in 2012, she batted .404 – a 58-point increase from her freshmen campaign – with 10 home runs and 36 RBI. She also swiped 23 bases in 29 attempts.
Ake, who is headed to Virginia Tech, was previously named first-team All-Panhandle Conference and first-team All-FCSAA/NJCAA Region VIII.