Friday, April 27, 2012

Yancey earns All-GSC honors

Carrollton, GA - For the second straight season, UWG third baseman Nicole Yancey has garnered All-Gulf South Conference honors, as announced this week by GSC officials in the annual coaches vote.

The sophomore from Carrollton had yet another stellar season at the plate under first year head coach Mandy Harris, as Yancey batted .368 on the season with 12 home runs and 40 RBI. That year earned her Second Team All-GSC honors in this year's vote. She was a First Team honoree in 2011 and was also named GSC Freshman of the Year. 

With her second career postseason award for the Wolves; Yancey has become one of the most feared hitters in all of Division II in her first two seasons. She shattered the school single-season record for walks as a freshman last year with 40 free passes, then laid waste to her own record this season with 47 walks.

Her season ranks well in the single season record book, as her .368 batting average is good for fourth on that list, three points behind her freshman year total. Her 12 home runs were also good for fourth on the season list and also moves her to fourth in the career record book with 26.

Yancey had an on-base percentage of .521 in 2012, second on the single-season list to her .527 percentage last season. She also had a slugging percentage of .743, second to her freshman year percentage of .783.

The Wolves will hit the road Thursday afternoon, headed to Southaven, Miss., for the 2012 Gulf South Conference Touranment. at the Southaven Greenbrook Complex. The Wolves, seeded eighth in this year's tourney, will take on top-seeded Valdosta State on Friday at 11 a.m.

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