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Tars Add Five Names to NFCA All-Region Team
Courtesy: Rollins Athletics  
Release: 05/19/2011


WINTER PARK, Fla. (May 19, 2011) - The postseason accolades for the Tars keep coming with five members being selected to the NFCA All-South Region teams, it was announced Thursday afternoon. Leading the way was Christine Roser, Krista Rodden and Hope Bitzer with each earning first team nods, while Amber Pederson and Monica Meadows garnered second team accolades.

 Roser added yet another award to her already cramped trophy case with the senior finishing off a strong 2011 campaign. She has left the record books with her name penciled in all major offensive categories. Roser has been selected as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, Daktronics Player of the Year and now adds another first team selection with being selected to the NFCA First Team as a catcher.  Roser finished the season with a .415 batting average, 48 RBIs and nine homeruns to lead the Tars to an unprecedented 45-4 mark and third-straight NCAA Regional tournament.

Bitzer adds another first team selection as well as being named SSC Pitcher of the Year and Daktronics Pitcher of the Year, while helping the Tars claim their third-straight conference championship with an 18-1 record, while leading the nation in individual ERA. Bitzer was also a threat at the plate with a .339 average and knocked home 39 RBIs in her first season with the Tars.

Rodden rounds out the first team selection for the Tars after having a strong season for the Tars, hitting .361 and collecting 39 RBIs on the season. She also tallied five homeruns and was the anchor of the veteran infield crew that again led the conference with a .975 fielding percentage.

Bringing home second team honors were Pederson and Meadows. Pederson finished the season strong, ending with a .331 average and 21 RBIs to help fuel the top of the order for the Tars. Defensively, Pederson held a .944 fielding percentage to help keep opposing lineups off the base paths.

Meadows completed a strong 2011 campaign after returning from a season ending injury in 2010. She quickly returned to form at the leadoff spot, hitting .370 on the year, while driving in 33 runs. She was a model for perfection in the field, not committing a single error from the outfield and was the anchor of the group that saw multiple changes.

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