The 2018-19 NJCAA Division III Softball All-America teams have been released, and a pair of student-athletes from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have garnered recognition.
Bailey Zenk, a student-athlete at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and McKenzie Ebert of St. Cloud Technical & Community College, have both been named Division III All-Americans. Zenk is listed as a Utility player on the second-team squad, and Ebert is an Infielder, also on the second team.
Zenk brought significant offensive firepower to the Golden Rams in 2019; the sophomore from Blaine, Minnesota led the MCAC and all NJCAA Division III teams in RBI's with 90 total. Zenk cracked 20 home runs on the season, leading the MCAC and finishing second in the country. She was also second in the Conference with a .576 batting average. In the pitching circle, Zenk was an impressive 12-6 on the year, with 15 complete games. She struck out 88 opponents, good for a 5.26 per-contest average. ARCC concluded their season in the Region XIII finals with a 25-18 overall mark.
Ebert was an integral part of the Cyclone squad which reached the 2019 NJCAA Division III Softball Championships and registered a 17-3 overall record. The freshman from Eau Claire, Wisconsin proved to be an all-around talent for SCTCC in her first year. At the plate, Ebert had 52 RBI's, hit eight home runs and scored 46 times herself. She hit for a .426 average and had a .723 slugging percentage. On the season, she collected 102 total bases and drew 32 walks. Defensively, the Cyclone leader recorded 92 assists and 69 put-outs across 181 total chances.
The complete 2019 NJCAA Division III Softball All-America team release is at: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/sball/2018-19/div3/all-americans/index
For more awards and honors from the 2018-19 MCAC Softball season, be sure to visit the following links:
Find information about softball Conference leaders at the following links:
MCAC Statistical Leaders: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/sball/2018-19/leaders
MCAC Standings: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/sball/2018-19/standings
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.