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Softball’s Malissa Magee Named All-American

San Antonio – St. Mary’s University softball player Malissa Magee was named All-American by the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (NFCA) and Daktronics on Friday.

Magee (Sr., Katy) was a second team All-American selection by NFCA and a third team pick by Daktronics. She was one of just six pitchers selected as All-American by the NFCA and one of just nine pitchers to earn Daktronics recognition.

She finished the 2008 season with a 36-8 overall record and a 1.22 ERA. She saw action in 48 games, including 38 starts, and had 35 complete games and 18 shutouts. She tossed 280.2 innings this season, striking out 336 and limiting opposing batters to just a .167 average against her. She was nearly unhittable in conference play this season, going 15-1 with a 0.21 ERA, including nine shutouts in 13 starts. She struck out 114 batters in 98.0 innings.

Previously this season she earned All-South Central Region honors for the fourth time as a Rattler. She is the only pitcher in Heartland Conference history to earn Pitcher of the Year honors four times. She was also named first team All-Heartland Conference for the fourth straight season. In her career Magee has been named All-American three times by the NFCA.

She finished her career with a 119-34 overall record, including 111 complete games, 48 shutouts and a 1.13 ERA. She threw a total of 994.0 innings in her career, striking out 1061, while walking just 213. She is the Rattlers career leader in wins, appearances (177), games started (141), complete games, shutouts, innings pitched and strikeouts. She also ranks among the best in NCAA Division II Softball history. She is tied for fifth in appearances, sixth in games started, third in complete games, ninth in innings pitched, seventh in wins, eighth in strikeouts and 15th in shutouts.

The Rattlers ended the 2008 season with a record of 53-12 overall and 26-2 in Heartland Conference play. The Rattlers won the Heartland Conference regular season and tournament titles for the first time. They won the Heartland Conference Tournament for the eighth straight season and also advanced to the NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament for the eighth straight season. The 53 wins is the second most in school history.

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