Ashland's Emlyn Knerem Named 2012 NFCA Division II All-American

Ashland's Emlyn Knerem Named 2012 NFCA Division II All-American

Release courtesy of the Ashland University Media Relations Department

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Ashland University senior pitcher Emlyn Knerem (Brusnwick, Ohio) has been named a third team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The team was announced today (May 16).

This team was selected by coaches from around the country.  Knerem was a first team NFCA Midwest Region selection.  She was the 2012 GLIAC pitcher of the year and is on the Daktronics All-America ballot. 

Knerem went 29-7 this year with a 1.60 ERA.  She had 289 strikeouts in 231.2 innings.  The senior led the GLIAC in wins and strikeouts. That win total is a school, single-season record. Knerem ended her career with the most wins in program history and is second in career strikeouts.

Ashland advanced to the NCAA playoffs this year. This was AU's fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA postseason.

Click here to view a printable (pdf) version of the 2012 NFCA Division II All-Americans

Click here for the NFCA Release

    First Team
Pos. Name School
P Alanna Hadley Valdosta State University
P Samantha Derr Kutztown University
P Jennifer DeMotte University of Indianapolis
C Nathalie Timmermans University of Central Oklahoma
C Sam Pientack Bloomsburg University
1B Stephanie Needham University of Alabama in Huntsville
2B April Jowers ^ Armstrong Atlantic State University
3B Elsamartina Apo Angelo State University
SS Jackie Serna California State University, Monterey Bay
OF Hannah Rapoport Colorado Christian University
OF Whitney Okvist Georgia College & State University
OF Casey Williamson University of Indianapolis
DP Courtney Maihi Colorado Mesa University
UT/Pitcher Cori Reinhardt California State University, Monterey Bay
UT/Non-Pitcher Mary Kelley University of Alabama in Huntsville
At-Large/SS Brittany Hyatt West Virginia State University
     Second Team
Pos. Name School
P Kayla Jackson %# University of Arkansas at Monticello
P Samantha Lipperd Sonoma State University
P Stacey Struzynski @ Winona State University
C Lindsay Erickson + Minnesota State University, Mankato
C Cortney McNett University of Alabama in Huntsville
1B Nina Villanueva California State University, Monterey Bay
2B Tyra Kerr University of Minnesota Duluth
3B Kacie Edwards University of Central Oklahoma
SS Mannie DeCastro * Pittsburg State University
OF Courtney Albritton Valdosta State University
OF Katelyn Lovato Adams State College
OF Courtney Bingham Midwestern State University
DP Stephanie Goodwin Emporia State University
UT/Pitcher Jenelle Trautmann Augustana College (SD)
UT/Non-Pitcher Katie Welborn Tarleton State University
At-Large/OF Camille Gaito + University of California, San Diego
     Third Team
Pos. Name School
P Deanna Henriott University of Tampa
C Kacie Easley ~ Angelo State University
1B Molly Link ^ Winona State University
2B Rachel Ruch ! Georgian Court University
3B Jillian Russell California University of Pennsylvania
SS Nicole Hagenah C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
OF Morgan Johnson Valdosta State University
At-Large/P Kayla Cox University of Tampa
At-Large/OF Brittany Bucko Southern Connecticut State University
At-Large/UT/Non-P Casey Googe Columbus State University
At-Large/P Emlyn Knerem Ashland University
At-Large/P Kendra Huettl Minnesota State University, Mankato
At-Large/OF Jamie Moon California State University, Monterey Bay
Football Academic Teams
November 17, 2011 Football Academic Teams