Wimpy, NAIA Catcher of the Year
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association recently announced former Woodland High School standout, Randi Wimpy, the 2015 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year for NAIA.
Wimpy, a NFCA and NAIA first team All-American at Reinhardt University in Waleska, has been a team leader with the Eagles for the past two seasons.
Wimpy had a tremendous junior campaign as she was named Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the second time. The Cartersville native finished fifth in NAIA with a .912 slugging percentage and 22nd with 57 RBI. She led the Lady Eagles with a .447 batting average to go along with 16 doubles, 11 home runs, 53 runs scored, 42 walks and .575 on base percentage.
The Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year award is presented annually to the top catcher from an NFCA member institution in each of the following divisions: NCAA (Divisions I, II and III), NAIA, NJCAA (Divisions I, II and III), Cal JC, NWAC and high school.
A committee comprised of head coaches in each of the 10 divisions determined the winner of their respective award. The other winners of the 2015 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year award include:
NCAA Division I LEXIE ELKINS – LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
NCAA Division II MARLA REITER – DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY
NCAA Division III KIERIN STEVENS – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER
NJCAA Division I MORGAN OLIVER – JEFFERSON COLLEGE
NJCAA Division II BRITTANY PLIMMER - KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NJCAA Division III VIVI MARQUEZ – ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE
Cal JC LEILANI AKAI — COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
NWAC SIDNEY HAZEN – WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE
High School REAGAN HATHAWAY — OLATHE NORTHWEST (KANSAS) HIGH SCHOOL
Visit www.nfca.org for more information.