By Adam Gore/ICC Sports Information Department
FULTON – Itawamba Community College’s Kimmy Nicholson was named a third team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American on Thursday.
Nicholson hit .465 with 25 RBI on 73 hits, including six doubles and six triples, to go along with a .497 on-base percentage and .932 fielding percentage. The sophomore centerfielder led the nation with 48 steals in 50 attempts.
“Kimmy has been an outstanding player here at ICC for the past two years earning All-State and All-Region honors,” said Coach Chad Case. “She’s an absolutely outstanding young lady both on and off the field; mix that with the numbers she put up this season and she has really earned the honor of being an All-American.”
The Nettleton High School product signed to continue her softball career at Blue Mountain College next season.
Nicholson’s selection marks the second-straight member of the Lady Indian softball program to earn All-American status.
In 2010, former ICC shortstop CeCee Austin (South Pontotoc HS) became the program’s first-ever NJCAA All-American. This past season, Austin helped lead Belhaven College to a Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Conference Championship and a third place finish in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Tournament. |
“Having back-to-back players named All-Americans gives ICC a lot of recognition,” said Case. “It puts us on the map a little bit in softball and hopefully the program can build on that for years to come.”
For more information on ICC softball and the nine other intercollegiate athletic programs visit the college website at www.iccms.edu.