Swac Softball LogoHATTIESBURG, MS – The 2009 Softball Championship tournament began Thursday and the Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference and All-Academic honors for the 2009 softball season.

Top honors went to Alabama A&M’s Re’Quincia Mack, who was voted the 2009 Player of the Year. The senior outfielder from Huntsville, AL led the SWAC in nearly every major statistical category throughout the season. Mack finished the regular season first in batting average (.500), slugging percentage (.793), on base percentage (.539), runs scored (45), hits (58), and total bases (92). For the year, Mack recorded six home runs, six triples, four doubles, and 19 RBIs.


Hitter of the Year honors went to Grambling State’s LaQuisha Woods. A 5-foot-6 third baseman, Woods was second in the conference in batting average (.411), third in on base percentage (.496) and RBI’s (30), fourth in doubles (12), and fifth in hits (44). Woods, a sophomore from Ruston, LA, also tallied 62 total bases and two home runs this season.

Lisa Jansen of Mississippi Valley State was named the 2009 Pitcher of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. Jansen, a 5-foot-9 junior from Dietzenbach, Germany, led all league pitchers with 117 batters struck out, 31 batters struck out looking, and 12 wins. Jansen also allowed the fewest hits (76), runs (41), doubles (10), and earned runs (35) in the SWAC.

Southern’s Audrey Phillips garnered Freshman of the Year honors. From her shortstop position, Phillips recorded a .378 batting average this season, ranking her eighth in the conference. She led the league in triples (8) and was second in stolen bases (23). The Mansfield, TX native also ranked third in the SWAC in hits (48).

2009 First-Team All Conference
Lanaya Jenkins, Southern, P, 5-9, JR, Seattle, WA
Elise Powell, Alcorn State, P, 6-0, SR, Toronto, Canada
Lisa Jansen, Mississippi Valley State, P, 5-9, JR, Dietzenbach, Germany
Megan Hays, Mississippi Valley State, C, 5-7, SR, Houston, TX
Tiana Parks, Mississippi Valley State, 1B, 5-7, SO, Rex, GA
Wendi Reed, Jackson State, 2B, 5-7, FR, Little Rock, AK
Audrey Phillips, Southern, SS, 5-4, FR, Mansfield, TX
LaQuisha Woods, Grambling State, 3B, 5-6, SO, Ruston, LA
Re’Quincia Mack, Alabama A&M, OF, 5-8, SR, Huntsville, AL
Victoria Stewart, Southern, OF, 5-5, SO, Texarkana, TX
Markia Herron, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, OF, 5-8, SR, Monticello, AK

2009 Freshman of the Year
Audrey Phillips, Southern, SS, 5-4, FR, Mansfield, TX

2009 Newcomer of the Year
Lisa Jansen, Mississippi Valley State, P, 5-9, JR, Dietzenbach, Germany

2009 Hitter of the Year
LaQuisha Woods, Grambling State, 3B, 5-6, SO, Ruston, LA

2009 Pitcher of the Year
Lisa Jansen, Mississippi Valley State, P, 5-9, JR, Dietzenbach, Germany

2009 Player of the Year
Re’Quincia Mack, Alabama A&M, OF, 5-8, SR, Huntsville, AL

2009 Second-Team All Conference
Brandi Payne, Grambling State, P, 6-0, SO, Stone Mountain, GA
Tynetta Sims, Jackson State, P, 5-8, SO, Little Rock, AR
Destinee Sanchez, Alabama State, P, 5-6, JR, Colton, CA
Aruba Nichols, Southern, C, 5-5, JR, Stone Mountain, GA
Takeia Edwards, Grambling State, 1B, 5-10, SR, Gulfport, MS
Angelica Wade, Mississippi Valley State, 2B, 5-5, JR, Murfreesboro, TN
Amanda Boggan, Jackson State, SS, 5-5, FR, Grayson, GA
Boshia Richardson, Alabama State, 3B, 5-7, FR, Bunen, WA
Keisha Haggerman, Prairie View A&M, OF, 5-4, SO, Pearland, TX
Rashundra Brass, Mississippi Valley State, OF, 5-7, JR, Philadelphia, MS
Ta’Niya Wallace, Mississippi Valley State, OF, 5-7, JR, Ocean Springs, MS

2009 All- Academic Honors
Quayanna Forte, Alabama State, 3.5, SO, Management
Heather Pecore, Alcorn State, 3.81, JR, English
Rosanna Alvarado, Grambling State, 3.44, SO, Kinesiology
Qumi Kimide, Jackson State, 3.4, JR, Biology
Kimberly Palmer, Mississippi Valley State, 4.0, SO, Elementary Education
Rebecca Martinez, Prairie View A&M, 3.92, SR, Biology
Jasmine Tillman, Southern, 3.31, SO, Accounting
Brittany Duncan, Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 3.75, SO, Business

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