STARKVILLE, Miss. - The College of Charleston's Alexa Datko has been named to the to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-South Region Second Team, as announced by the NFCA.
A total of 259 players from 127 different institutions comprise this season's regional teams, including first and second teams for each region.
"I continue to become more and more proud of Alexa and her achievements and all of the contributions she has made to this program," said CofC head coach Shelly Hoerner. "She has worked so hard throughout her career with the Cougars and has always been willing to do what it takes to make herself and her team become better. She could not be more deserving of this honor."
Datko (San Diego, Calif.) had a phenomenal year for the Cougars in the pitching circle and found her name included on the second team of one of the most pitcher-dominated regions in the country.
"I am extremely honored to receive this award for my school and program," said Datko. "I had a great team around me all season and I owe much of this award to them and their constant support."
Datko, the 2011 Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year, closed the year with a 17-8 record in the circle and a 2.35 ERA in 179 innings pitched. The right-handed senior hurled 15 complete games and nine shutout performances. She held her opponents to a .231 batting average and struck out 155 hitters.
Datko threw two complete-game no hitters with just two days of separation at the end of March and prevented her opponents from earning a run in 13 different appearances.
Datko graduated from the College earlier this month and received a bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Math.