Bridges Earns All-Region Selection

STARKVILLE, Miss.-The awards continue to pile up for Devon Bridges of Boise State softball. Bridges was named to the 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches' Association Division I All-Pacific Region Team. She was selected second-team all-region as an outfielder. Three outfielders were named to each the first and second teams.

"I'm extremely happy that Devon received this recognition for such a great freshman season," said head coach Erin Thorpe. "I look forward to even bigger and better things from her as she continues to grow and mature in her career."

Bridges led the Broncos in nearly every offensive category as Boise State finished tied for second in the Western Athletic Conference. She was named All-WAC First Team and a member of the All-WAC Tournament Team.

The Danville, Calif., native rewrote the Boise State record book in her first season of collegiate softball. Bridges set single-season school records for batting average (.393), slugging percentage (.785), on-base percentage (.531), RBI (53) and walks (37). She also ranks in the top five for home runs (16; second), total bases (106; second), runs (35; fourth) and hits (53; fifth).

Bridges joins Kathy Cox (2009-10) as the only Broncos to be named to all-region. Cox was an all-region selection each of her two years at Boise State. A Bronco has picked up the NFCA honor in each of the program's three years of existence.

The all-region teams are selected by NFCA member coaches. All members of the all-region teams are eligible to be selected to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America teams. The All-America teams will be announced June 1.

The NFCA Pacific Region is comprised of 21 schools from five different conferences. Nine of the schools were represented on the first or second teams.

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