Harris named NFCA All-American
Young Harris College's Emily Harris became the first All-American in the softball program's NCAA era when she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-America Third Team.
Harris, who was also a finalist for the NFCA NCAA Division II Freshman of the Year this spring, was named to the NFCA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region first team earlier this month.
Harris hit .403 during her freshman season at Young Harris. The second baseman from Cumming, Georgia, was a two-time Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week and was named to the league's Freshman of the Year. The All-PBC second team performer started all 56 games for the Mountain Lions, mostly batting lead off. She leads the PBC in total hits (77) and in sac bunts (17), is third in batting average, and is 13th in runs scored (42). She hit safely in 45 of 56 contests with 22 multi-hit games.
The Mountain Lions went 35-21 this season as they earned their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Softball Tournament. Young Harris, which was a No. 7 seed, won the Hickory regional before they advanced to the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Southeast Super Regional.