Seven Nebraska Wesleyan University softball players were voted to the 2011 All-Independent Softball Team that was announced today by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I). Pitcher Alysia Wittmaack, first baseman Marcia Kennedy and outfielder Dani Bryant were on the AD3I First-Team, pitcher Brenna Maguire, third baseman Jessica Weingarten and outfielder Megan Beckstead got voted to the AD3I Second Team while Becky Bomberger received honorable mention honors as a utility player.
Wittmaack (Sr., Lincoln, Neb.) went 7-3 with a 1.81 ERA on the mound with 63 strikeouts and just seven walks. She ends her career holding 10 NWU pitching records with 516 career strikeouts, a 46-26 record and a 2.09 career ERA.
Kennedy (Sr., Omaha, Neb.) batted .431 with 44 hits, 10 doubles, five triples, two home runs and 30 RBI. She has her name on 17 NWU all-time charts and set the career record with 105 career RBI.
Bryant (Jr., Lincoln, Neb.) led the team with a .434 batting average and had 32 stolen bases in 22 games before suffering an injury. She holds the NWU school record with 88 stolen bases and is third with a .385 career batting average.
Maguire (Jr., Treynor, Iowa) led NWU on the mound with a 12-4 record and a 2.45 ERA. She had 102 strikeouts in 117 1/3 innings of work.
Weingarten (So., Chesterfield, Mo.) hit .315 with eight doubles, three home runs and 25 RBI after getting off to a slow start.
Beckstead (Sr., Bellevue, Neb.) batted .400 with 44 hits, seven doubles and 29 RBI in her senior season. Beckstead ended her career with 137 hits and was second on the NWU all-time charts with 103 career runs.
Bomberger (Fr., Crete, Neb.) played four different positions in her first season and hit .333 with three home runs and 21 RBI.
Nebraska Wesleyan finished the season with a 28-9 overall record tying the school record for most wins in a season, and finishing the year with the best winning percentage in school history.