Blubaugh, Tackett and Iammarino named All-American
NEW CONCORD, Ohio, May 19, 2005 -
The Muskingum College softball team was honored by having three players named to the NCAA Division III All-American squad. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced that senior designated player Nicole Blubaugh was named first team, sophomore second baseman Kim Tackett was named second team and sophomore first baseman Amy Iammarino was named to the third team.
Blubaugh leads Muskingum in RBIs (60), home runs (13), runs (50), slugging percentage (.821) and is tied for the team lead in doubles with 12. Blubaugh was named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-Central Region First Teams and to the All-OAC and New Concord, Ohio, Regional All-Tournament Teams and was a three-time OAC Hitter of the Week. This marks Blubaugh's third consecutive year she has earned All-American honors.
Tackett has had a career-year setting personal bests in hits (38), RBIs (32), runs (29), sacrifices (7) and batting average (.392).Earlier this season, Tackett was named to the All-OAC and All-Central Region First Teams and was named OAC Hitter of the Week.
Iammarino leads Muskingum in batting average (.477) and hits (61) and is third on the team in slugging percentage (.609), RBIs (39) and doubles (10). Earlier this year, Iammarino was named to the All-OAC and All-Central Region First Teams and to the OAC All-Tournament and regional all-tournament squads.
A total of 12 players have been named All-American under Head Coach Donna Newberry's tenure. They include Mandy Carnes (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003), Nicole Blubaugh (2003, 2004, 2005), Erica Hoyt (2003, 2004), Kim Tackett (2005), Amy Iammarino (2005), April Rader (2004), Shauna Jellison (2004), Carla Kampschmidt (2001), Jen Segner (2000), Kris Naegele (1992), Chris Sheaffer (1992) and Kate Titus (1990, 1989).