June 1, 2011
Junior Andrea Harrison was named a first-team All-American, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Wednesday. Harrison led the Bruins in all three triple crown categories with a .409 batting average, 15 home runs and 52 runs batted in and was also first with a .768 slugging and a .512 on base percentage.
A first-team All-West Region and All-Pac-10 selection, Harrison was also first on the squad with 20 multiple-hit games, tied for first with 29 walks, tied for second with 12 doubles and 10 multiple-RBI contests and third with 39 runs scored. She started all 55 games, with 36 starts in left field and 19 at first base to earn her All-American honor at the utility position.
The All-American award is the first of Harrison's career and the seventh, first-team All-American honor for UCLA over the last four seasons.
Harrison will now focus on the USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp, which takes place from June 12-17 in Chula Vista, Calif. Among the 37 attendees are two Bruins, Harrison and former UCLA three-time All-American Megan Langenfeld. The 37 athletes will vie for 17 spots on the Women's National Team, which will be announced on Friday, June 17.