GREENWOOD – Lander outfielder Kelli McCormack's outstanding senior year has resulted in earning National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II All-Southeast Region first team honors, the organization announced on Thursday. McCormack becomes the first Bearcat to receive all-region recognition from the NFCA since Melissa Ryals in 2007.
McCormack led the Peach Belt Conference in batting average (.431), becoming Lander's first .400 hitter since 2012. Her 13 doubles are the most for any Bearcat since 2016. The senior hit safely in 36 of 46 games this season and batted .507 against conference opponents, including a stretch of 25-for-45 (.556) in the month of April.
The Canton, Georgia native is the first softball player in the program's NCAA history to be named an all-region performer by two different institutions in the same season. She was also tabbed as a first-team all-Southeast Region player by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).