TCA alum Ellen Renfroe an All-American at UT
Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 9:01 pm
By: UT Sports Information
Tennessee softball players Ellen Refroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne earned the program’s 19th, 20th, and 21st All-American nods, all received since 2004, by being selected on Wednesday to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Teams.
Renfroe, who led Trinity Christian to the Class A state title in 2010, registered an impressive freshman campaign, tallying a 26-7 overall record from the circle.
She had a 1.50 earned run average and 259 strikeouts in 201 innings of work while allowing opponents to hit at a miniscule .194 clip.
The 6-foot right-hander struck out 10 or more batters in a single contest seven times as a rookie, posting a remarkable 20 K’s during a 2-1 10-inning victory over No. 22 Auburn on April 1.
The Tennessee ladies won the SEC championship this spring.
Gibson was tabbed to the 18-member first team at second base, Chavanne reaped her second consecutive All-American selection in the outfield this time as part of the second team, while Renfroe was named as one of the three pitchers on the third team.
Abbott, Chavanne, Dotson and Ellen Renfroe constitute the list of Lady Vol players chosen as All-Americans following their freshman campaigns at Rocky Top.