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Jimmies' Keller, Miska named All-American

Emma Keller

Emma Keller became the first University of Jamestown softball player in program history to receive All-American honors.

The Poulsbo, Wash. native was named to the 2018 NAIA All-America second team Friday. Keller led the 44-10 Jimmies with six homers, 49 RBI, 10 triples, 18 walks, 57 runs scored and a .471 on-base percentage her senior season. Her 75 hits and .408 batting average (min. 100 at bats) were second on the team.

Keller ranks first in on the all-time UJ list in runs scored (164), second in walks (52), fourth in hits (210), doubles (42), and triples (14), and fifth in at bats (567). Her 10 triples in 2018 is a Jimmie single-season record, and she is one of just five Jamestown players with 200 or more career hits.

Kat Miska, a freshman pitcher from Pequot Lakes, Minn., was also named to the NAIA All-America honorable mention team. Miska had a 16-4 record with a 1.41 earned run average. Miska's 172 strikeouts were the second-most in a season by a Jimmie pitcher.

The Jimmies eclipsed the 40-win barrier for the second consecutive season in 2018, winning the North Star Athletic Association regular season title and advancing to the opening round of the NAIA National Championship.