LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its NCAA Division III All-Region teams on Monday night. Capital University's Pam Vickers was named Second Team All-Central Region following her superb junior season for the Purple and White.
Pam Vickers (Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Nordonia) was one of 45 student-athletes in the Central Region to earn a spot on one of three all-region teams. Eight regions comprise Division III softball and each region recognizes 45 of its top performers. Three-hundred sixty total Division III athletes comprise this year's all-region list.
Vickers was most recently named to the All-OAC Second Team for both her glove and her bat. After leading the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in batting average for much of the season, Vickers settled into third place in that category (.431). She finished fifth in runs scored (31) and sixth in hits (53), while also maintaining the eighth-best on-base percentage (.440) out of the nine spot in the Capital batting order.
Defensively, Vickers led the league in assists (114) and recorded 61 putouts on 185 total chances. She went on posted a .946 fielding percentage and was error-free in each of the last 17 games of the Crusaders' season.
Vickers marks the 17th individual to earn an NFCA all-region accolade since 2000. It is the program's 30th different all-region honor to be collected through the time period.
Vickers and the Crusaders finished the season with an overall record of 27-17 and finished as OAC Tournament Runners-Up. For Vickers, 2017 marks the first season in which she has earned postseason awards after assuming the role of starting shortstop for the Purple and White in 2016.