Miami University Student-Athlete Named to NFCA All-Region
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced on Thursday that 392 student-athletes from 163 programs have received 2019 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades. Sophomore pitcher Courtney Vierstra was named All-Region Third Team.
Vierstra was named All-MAC First Team following the completion of the regular season. She led the Miami pitching staff in conference play in ERA (1.42), wins (8), appearances (17), complete games (8), shutouts (3), saves (2), innings pitched (78.2), strikeouts (111) and opponents' average (.211). When Miami's season ended, Vierstra was fifth in the nation in strikeouts per seven innings (10.5) and is ninth in the nation in strikeouts, her 265 also leading the MAC. She ranks third in program history in strikeouts in a single season (265), fourth in winning percentage (.704) and is also tied for eighth in single-season shutouts (6). Vierstra's 19 wins this year ties for the eighth-most in a single season in program history. As a sophomore, she is seventh in Miami softball history with 426 career strikeouts, eighth with 35 wins and is fifth in career win percentage (.593).