Davis, Ballard Earn College Sports Madness All-MEAC Honors

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Softball | 5/9/2015 8:30:00 PM

ORLANDO, FL --- Redshirt junior Al'Asia Davis and sophomore Imani Ballard have earned a place on the 2015 College Sports Madness (CSM) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Softball All-Conference teams, the publication announced earlier today.

Davis, a 5-5 outfielder from Seattle, WA and First Team CSM Selection, was named a First Team All-MEAC selection by the conference and finished her 2015 campaign as the MEAC leader in runs scored (46) and doubles (17). She also ranked in the top five in the league in hits (57; 2nd), batting average (.449; 2nd), on base percentage (.548; 2nd) and walks (20; 5th).

Nationally, Davis currently ranks seventh in doubles per game (0.4), 24th in batting average, 27th in on base percentage and 35th in runs per game (1.07). She also tied for the national lead in runs scored in a single game when she came across home plate five times in a 20-3 win over Elizabeth City State University on March 17. Davis earned MEAC Player of the Week honors on March 2 after going 4-for-8 (.500) with two doubles at the Santa Clara Marriott Invitational in California.

Ballard, a 5-7 utility player and native of South Bend, IN, earned Second Team CSM honors after a solid second season with the Lady Bison. Ballard was first on the team with 32 RBI and was second in batting average (.350) and hits (43); third in slugging percentage (.488), home runs (3), doubles (8), total bases (60) and on base percentage (.388); and fourth in runs scored (22) and walks (8).

The duo helped the Lady Bison reach the MEAC Tournament for the first time since 2011 and record double digit victories for the first time since 2012.

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