FARGO, N.D. | University of South Dakota outfielder Camille Fowler was named the Summit League freshman of the year and three other players were named all-league on Tuesday evening by the league’s coaches.
Fowler is the first USD freshman to earn first-team honors since Yvon Minogue and Katie Cochran in 2013. Fowler had a .424 batting average in conference play, the fourth-best average in the league, and led all players with 25 hits. Fowler ranks in the top-10 of the Summit League with 31 runs (fourth), two triples (fourth), and seven stolen bases (eighth). Fowler was also named first team all-league.
Junior Emily Winckler and sophomore Jessica Rogers were named first team all-league while senior Rachel Cue was named to the second team.
Rogers has the fourth-best batting average in the league at .343 and has four home runs, 25 RBIs and 21 runs scored. She has caught nine runners stealing, good for third in the conference.
Winckler is the first USD player to make the team as a designated player. Winckler has started every game this season and has played catcher, first base and right field. She ranks third in the Summit League in on-base percentage (.440), first in walks (28) and fifth in slugging percentage.
Cue led the league in wins (7) and shutouts (3) in conference play, and ranked fourth for strikeouts (37) and fifth for ERA (3.50). Cue is 11-9 this season with 12 complete games, four shutouts and an ERA of 4.64. Cue has the third-most wins (42) and third-most strikeouts (391) in South Dakota history.
Senior first baseman Maggie Good of IUPUI was named the player of the year. Emily Ira of Western Illinois was named the pitcher of the year. Heather Tarter of IUPUI was named the coach of the year.