June 25, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Alabama softball team had four student-athletes named to the 2013 Easton Fastpitch All-American team, the organization announced. Senior Kayla Braud, junior Jackie Traina and the freshmen duo of Andrea Hawkins and Haylie McCleney were all named to the first team.
Braud (Eugene, Ore.) earned the accolade for the third time in her storied career. The senior capped off her time at the Capstone in impressive fashion, ranking third in the country with a .471 average, adding 90 hits, 65 runs and 38 stolen bases. Braud finished her career with a .438 average in her four years, breaking the Alabama career record held by Kelly Kretschman.
Traina (Naples, Fla.) earned All-American honors for the third straight season as well. The right-hander posted a 19-8 record with a 2.49 ERA. She struck out 214 in 199 2/3 innings pitched while holding opponents to a .217 average. She also hit .333 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI while leading the team with a .701 slugging percentage.
In 49 games played, Hawkins (Bay City, Texas) ranked third on the team with a .384 average. The freshman scored 24 runs, stole 13 bases in 15 attempts and collected 38 hits. Hawkins also fielded a perfect 1.000 and added an outfield assist.
In her first season in the collegiate ranks, McCleney (Morris, Ala.) led the team with 68 runs, 120 total bases and a .538 on base percentage. She added a .465 average, 86 hits, a team-high 14 doubles while recording four home runs and 41 RBI.