A record-setting pitcher from St. Gregory's and the shortstop from first-year program Lubbock Christian head the Sooner Athletic Conference's All-Conference Softball Team for 2008.
Sharon Bell, who set a NAIA career strikeout record, and Lubbock Christian junior Raquel Hawkins were named SAC Pitcher and Player of the Year, respectively. Shannon Hays of Lubbock Christian is the SAC Coach of the Year in his first season.
Hawkins hit .474 for the season with 13 home runs and 70 runs batted in. She led the SAC in batting and RBI for the season. Her RBI total ranks third in the NAIA.
Bell struck out 400 batters this season alone, leading the league with 14.23 per seven innings. She also led the NAIA with 33 wins this season. She had a 1.25 earned run average.
Hays led the Lady Chaps to a third-place finish in the SAC and a possible national tournament berth with a 46-7 overall record.
Joining Hawkins on the All-Conference infield are Ginalee Davis of LCU, Tracy Washam of Oklahoma Christian, Kasey Hobens of Oklahoma City, Honda Rodriguez of LCU and Jackie Kopacek of Northwestern Oklahoma State.
The rest of the pitching staff includes Marissa Gonzalez of LCU and Kelli Dunagan of Rogers State. The catchers are Amanda Parsons of LCU and Erin Slettvet of Oklahoma City.
The outfielders are Melody Murphy of Oklahoma City, Lisa Stratton of LCU, Christin Dobbs of Oklahoma Christian and Jami Pate of Oklahoma Baptist.
Also on the first team are utility players Gabby Woody of LCU and Jayme Boyer of Oklahoma Baptist along with designated player Kelly Griego of LCU.
2008 All-Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Team Coach of the Year: Shannon Hayes, Lubbock Christian Player of the Year: Raquel Hawkins, Lubbock Christian Pitcher of the Year: Sharon Bell, St. Gregory's First-Team
Position Player School
Pitcher Sharon Bell St. Gregory's
Pitcher Marissa Gonzalez Lubbock Christian
Pitcher Kelli Dunagan Rogers State
Catcher Amanda Parsons Lubbock Christian
Catcher Erin Slettvet Oklahoma City
Infielder Raquel Hawkins Lubbock Christian
Infielder Ginalee Davis Lubbock Christian
Infielder Tracy Washam Oklahoma Christian
Infielder Kasey Hobens Oklahoma City
Infielder Honda Rodriguez Lubbock Christian
Infielder Jackie Kopacek Northwestern Oklahoma State
Outfielder Melody Murphy Oklahoma City
Outfielder Lisa Stratton Lubbock Christian
Outfielder Christin Dobbs Oklahoma Christian
Outfielder Jami Pate Oklahoma Baptist
Utility Gabby Woody Lubbock Christian
Utility Jayme Boyer Oklahoma Baptist
Designated Player Kelly Griego Lubbock Christian
Position Player School
Pitcher Julie Harvey Oklahoma City
Pitcher Becky Holland Northwestern Oklahoma State
Pitcher Kaylen Woosley St. Gregory's
Pitcher Jenny Johnson Rogers State
Catcher Sandra Darmstadt Oklahoma Christian
Catcher Courtney Reynaga St. Gregory's
Catcher Kasey Gardner Mid-America Christian
Infielder Mindy Crabaugh Oklahoma City
Infielder Jessica Reed St. Gregory's
Infielder Nicole Tindall St. Gregory's
Infielder Jessie Munson St. Gregory's
Infielder Leslie Beaty USAO
Infielder Katie Hale Southern Nazarene
Outfielder Sabrina Hernandez Lubbock Christian
Outfielder Randi Tyler Rogers State
Outfielder Laurin Hess Oklahoma City
Outfielder Katy Jo Gabaldon Northwestern Oklahoma State
Outfielder Dailyn Dauman St. Gregory's
Utility Jeana Hancock Northwestern Oklahoma State
Designated Player Brooke Stevens Oklahoma Baptist
Designated Player Andrea Pare Southern Nazarene
Source: Oklahoma Baptist Univ.