Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Two Aggies Earn Conference Softball Honors By Laura Nelson on 05/02/2013 Goodwell, Okla.—Oklahoma Panhandle State University's Julie Cross and Juuna'e Dai'Re have been named to the All-Heartland Conference Softball Team.
Senior centerfielder Cross was named to the All-Conference first team as an outfield player for the second consecutive year. She finished this season with 63 putouts in errorless play and put up a .313 batting average that included two doubles, a triple and nine RBIs. She is a 4-year veteran of the team, and last year she was the first Aggie named to the Daktronics Softball South Central team.
Dai'Re, a junior, earned a spot on the All-Conference second team. She did a fantastic job in left field this year, laying out for seemingly impossible catches and coming up with the ball in her glove. She had 54 putouts for the season and earned a .982 fielding percentage. She also performed at the plate with a .341 batting average and a .356 on-base percentage.
Head coach Meghan Mulcahy said, "I am very proud to have both Julie and Juuna'e named to the Heartland All-Conference teams. It is a fitting way to end Julie's career by being named first team for the second year in a row. She really stepped up at the end of the season when we needed her. Juuna'e has made great strides over the past year and has become a key player on the team for us. We are excited to see her hard work pay off by being a second team selection and are looking forward to her continued success next year."