DANBURY, Conn. – Penn State Altoona softball's junior third baseman Abby Showers (Philipsburg, PA/Philipsburg-Osceola) has been selected to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III team as an honorable mention pick, as the conference announced its postseason award recipients and All-ECAC selections on Thursday.
Showers is one of only 44 Division III softball players recognized on the 2019 All-ECAC squad, which consists of a first team and an honorable mention team. The list includes three other Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference players.
Showers enjoyed a strong junior campaign with Penn State Altoona softball this spring, starting all 38 games for her team. In the AMCC, she ranked fourth in doubles (12), sixth in hits (48), eighth in on-base percentage (.442), ninth in total bases (62), 10th in runs scored (30) and batting average (.384), 16th in slugging percentage (.496) and stolen bases (7), and 24th in walks (10). Showers also managed the hot corner well, ranking fifth among all AMCC fielders with 80 assists.
Showers was a second team AMCC All-Conference selection this season, after taking first team honors as a freshman and second team recognition in her sophomore year. This is her first career ECAC All-Conference honor.
Penn State Altoona softball finished its 2019 season with an 18-20 overall record, including an 8-10 mark in the AMCC. The Lady Lions finished in sixth place in the conference standings by the end of the regular season, earning a berth into the AMCC Tournament, where the team was eliminated during the second day.
To view the complete 2019 ECAC Division III All-Conference Softball honors, click HERE.