Louisville, KY -- Tala Cornell, a senior outfielder for the Beloit College Softball team from Beloit (Memorial), has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Great Lakes Region First Team for the second straight season. The organization released the All-Region teams this week.
Cornell also earned First Team All-Midwest Conference honors earlier for the second straight time and was the Buccaneers' Offensive Player of the Year. She was also a three-time Academic All-MWC selection.
Cornell finished her career as one of the top players in Beloit Softball history, virtually rewriting the Buccaneer Softball record book. This season she hit .424 with 53 hits, 32 runs scored, eight doubles, four triples and six home runs, driving in 24 runs and going 11-11 on stolen bases. She had a .463 on-base percentage and a .696 slugging percentage. She finished her career as the all-time leader in home runs (23), hits (158), runs scored (107), triples (tied with 12), at-bats (418) and total bases (284), is second in batting average (.378) and third in RBIs (73). For single-season she holds the top spot for at-bats, hits, batting average, doubles, triples and total bases.
The Bucs finished the season 10-26 overall, 6-15 in Midwest Conference play.