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USI’s Dorsam earns two All-America awards

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

University of Southern Indiana senior second baseman MacKenzi Dorsam (Dubois, Indiana) was named All-America by two organizations Wednesday.

Dorsam, who becomes the second player in USI softball history to earn All-America honors in consecutive seasons, was named Daktronics/Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association first-team All-America in a vote by the Division II College Sports Information Directors of America.

She also was named third-team at-large All-America by the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association after earning third-team honors by the same organization as a utility player a year ago.

Dorsam is coming off a banner year that saw her earn Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year and Midwest Region Player of the Year accolades.

She finished the season ranked first in the GLVC in batting average (.427), slugging percentage (.803), on base percentage (.534), run scored (51), and total bases (126) She also ranked second in RBIs (50), second in hits (67), and fifth in home runs (15).

USI softball's second-ever GLVC Player of the Year and first-ever Midwest Region Player of the Year, Dorsam concluded her career ranked second all-time at USI in runs scored (142), third in home runs (24), and fourth in RBIs (126). Her 15 home runs and 50 RBIs in 2015 were the second-most in a single-season in program history.

Dorsam becomes the fourth player in program history to earn first-team All-America honors and is the second player in program history to earn two All-America honors in the same year—Sara Loete earned All-America honors by the NFCA and Daktronics in 2008.

USI ended the year with a 39-11 overall record and its best winning percentage in program history (.780). 

The Eagles, who earned their highest national ranking (No. 13) in program history this year, lost to No. 1 University of Missouri-St. Louis in the finals of the NCAA II Midwest Region #1 Tournament.

The Eagles, who advanced to their second NCAA II Tournament for the second time in three years, made a sharp turnaround in 2015 after finishing the 2014 campaign with a 22-23 record.

From USI Sports Information Department

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