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Julie Cross earned the distinction of being the first Aggie named to the Daktronics Softball South Central Region team.—Matthew Crook photoJulie Cross earned the distinction of being the first Aggie named to the Daktronics Softball South Central Region team.—Matthew Crook photo
**For Immediate Release** Cross Selected for All-Region Team —By Aggie Sports on 05/08/2012 Goodwell, Okla.—Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.'s Julie Cross is the first Aggie to be selected for the Daktronics Softball South Central Region team, a post-season honor that began in 2007.

Cross earned a spot on the second team in the outfield after making Heartland Conference history this year by posting a .529 on-base percentage, the highest ever. She also earned the second-highest season batting average at .476. The junior from Pearland, Texas was named to the All-Heartland first team as an outfield player and finished in the top five in the conference in batting average, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits and stolen bases. She and Emily Brittain of St. Mary's are the only two Heartland Conference players to earn a place on the regional team.

Head coach Rachel Burleson said, "Julie really came into her own this year, and she has been a fun kid to watch grow up and improve her game!"

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