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Andersen Caps Cal Poly Softball Season with Easton All-America Honor

Andersen Caps Cal Poly Softball Season with Easton All-America Honor

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Cal Poly softball junior third baseman Jillian Andersen added to her season trophy cabinet recently by becoming the first Mustang in four years to earn Easton All-America praise.

Andersen, named to the Easton second team, paced the 2013 Cal Poly squad with a .325 batting average, a .402 on-base percentage and 53 hits. Andersen also batted a team-leading .359 in 18 conference games and led the Mustangs with 14 multi-hit games and five three-hit games. Among NCAA Division I hitters, Andersen finished as the 33rd toughest player to strike out, having averaged just one strikeout per 20.4 at-bats (eight strikeouts in 195 plate appearances). Defensively, Andersen started all 54 games at third base and finished the regular season fifth among Big West Conference players with 121 assists.

Andersen, who earned All-Big West second team praise in May, is the first Mustang named to an Easton All-America team since pitcher and designated player Anna Cahn's third team selection in 2009.

Alongside Hawai'i pitcher Kaia Parnaby, Andersen was one of only two Big West players to earn Easton All-America praise.

Cal Poly finished the 2013 season with a 4-0 loss at UC Davis on May 11. Overall, the Mustangs are expected to retain 16 letterwinners from their 2013 roster.