'Madness names Wallace preseason All-SEC

    1:16 PM, Jan 14, 2013   |    comments
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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - University of Arkansas sophomore Devon Wallace was named to the All-Southeastern Conference First-Team by CollegeSportsMadness.com as a utility player, the outlet announced today.

    Wallace was the first player in Razorback softball history to be named first-team All-SEC last season by the league's coaches. She was also tabbed as the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2012. After starting all 57 games last season she led the team in batting average (.367), runs scored (39), total bases (110), walks (53), slugging (.733), RBI (38) and OBP (.548).

    CollegeSportsMadness.com is also launching a countdown of the top 44 softball teams in the nation. The countdown features in-depth previews, tournament projections and recruiting rankings. Once the season begins College Sports Madness will release weekly player awards, tournament projections and national rankings. You can view the countdown here. The NCAA will release their preseason rankings on January 22.

    Here are the rest of CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-SEC teams:

    First Team
    P Jackie Traina, Alabama
    P Ellen Renfroe, Tennessee
    P Rachele Fico, LSU
    IF Lauren Gibson, Tennessee
    IF Raven Chavanne, Tennessee
    IF Kaila Hunt, Alabama
    IF Madison Shipman, Tennessee
    IF Nicole Morgan, Texas A&M
    OF Kat Dotson, Tennessee
    OF Kayla Braud, Alabama
    OF Emily Albus, Texas A&M
    UTIL Devon Wallace, Arkansas

    Second Team
    P Lauren Haeger, Florida
    P Hannah Rogers, Florida
    P Chelsea Thomas, Missouri
    IF Kara Dill, Kentucky
    IF Allison Brown, Mississippi
    IF Kelsey Stewart, Florida
    IF Paige Wilson, Georgia
    IF Samie Garcia, South Carolina
    OF Cassie Tysarczyk, Texas A&M
    OF A.J. Andrews, LSU
    OF Jessica Damico, Florida
    UTIL Mel Dumezich, Texas A&M

    The Razorback softball team will begin its 2013 schedule in St. George, Utah at the Red Desert Classic on February 8 against Southern Utah at 12:00 p.m. CT.

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