Nebraska Wesleyan had two softball players selected to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NAIA All-Region team. Junior outfielder Dani Bryant was selected to the Southwest Region First-Team while senior first baseman Marcia Kennedy was chosen to the Second-Team.
NFCA member coaches in each of the five regions select the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region teams and honorees are now eligible to be selected as either a first or second team All-American.
Bryant was leading the country in stolen bases before suffering a season-ending knee injury in April. Bryant batted a team-high .434 with 33 hits on the year. On the year she was 32-36 on stolen bases. Bryant also had a game-winning inside the park grand slam against Harris-Stowe. In just three seasons, the Lincoln Southwest H.S. graduate has already set the NWU career record for stolen bases with 88 career steals.
Kennedy was among the team leader in most offensive categories. She batted .431 with 44 hits, 10 doubles, five triples, two home runs and 30 RBI. The Omaha Burke H.S., graduate was named the 2011 GPAC Player of the Year. She ends her four-year career with her name on the NWU all-time charts 17 times. Kennedy set the NWU career record for RBI and was second in career doubles.