Cox Earns NFCA All-Region Honors

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BOISE, Idaho Junior Kathy Cox was rewarded for her inaugural standout season with a spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Pacific Region team. Cox earned one of the two spots for third baseman on the team and is one of five representatives from the Western Athletic Conference in the Pacific region.

Cox was the one of the Broncos’ top hitters at the plate all season. She led the team in six major offensive categories to help the Broncos to a WAC Tournament appearance in their inaugural season. The junior led the team with a .341 batting average, 59 hits, 11 homers, 40 RBI, 40 runs scored and a .572 slugging percentage. She ranked ninth among all WAC hitters with her 11 round-trippers and eighth with 40 RBI.

“Kathy was an instrumental component in the success of this inaugural team,” said head coach Erin Thorpe. “She led the team both on and off the field this year and couldn’t be more deserving of this honor.”

Cox joins fellow infielder Kelly Sweeney as the only two Broncos to earn postseason awards. Sweeney was named to the All-WAC Tournament team last week.

Cox was a two-time All-American at the junior college level prior to joining the inaugural Boise State program. With her All-Region selection, she will be considered for the NFCA’s All-America team at the Division I level.

Cox and the Broncos finished their season with an overall record of 22-30 and finished in sixth place at the WAC Tournament last week.

All-West Pacific Region Team
P       Krista Cobb                University of California, Santa Barbara
P       Marissa Drewrey         University of California, Berkeley
P       Katie Holverson         University of Nevada, Reno
P       Nichole Latham         Portland State University
P       Danielle Lawrie         University of Washington
P       Christie Zinanti          Brigham Young University
C       Jessica Purcell           Brigham Young University
C       Jamie Schloredt        California State University, Sacramento
1B     Andrea Ramirez        Brigham Young University
1B     Christine Thomsen    Colorado State University
2B     Ashley Charters          University of Washington
2B     Christine Ramos        University of California, Santa Barbara
3B     Sam Bias                  University of Nevada, Reno
3B     Kathy Cox                 Boise State University
SS     Desiree Beltran         California State University, Sacramento
SS     Caitlan Stem            Colorado State University
OF     Neena Bryant           University of Oregon
OF     Kara Foster               University of Utah
OF     Jackie Heide             Portland State University
OF     Britton Murdock        University of Nevada, Reno
OF     Kimi Pohlman          University of Washington
OF     Brittany Puzey          University of Nevada, Reno
OF     Jamia Reid              University of California, Berkeley
UT/P     Valerie Arioto       University of California, Berkeley
UT/Non-P     Angeline Quiocho     Brigham Young University
UT/Non-P     Ashlyn Watson     University of Washington