CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Chattanooga Lady Mocs senior Michelle Fuzzard (Huntington Beach, Calif.) was recognized to the College Sports Madness All-America Third Team on Wednesday.
The Huntington Beach, Calif., native was honored as the Southern Conference Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season on May 7, being the first repeat recipient since 1998. Fuzzard posted a .416 batting average and also finished in the top 20 nationally in RBI (63), slugging (.846) and on-base (.545) percentage.
She aided the Lady Mocs in leading the nation in batting average as a team through the regular season for the second-straight year. Fuzzad set career-bests in average (.416), run scored (52), doubles (16), home runs (16) and walks (39).
The candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award was also an effective pitcher for Chattanooga posting a 15-7 mark with a 3.34 ERA. She tallied 85 strikeouts in 144.2 innings of work.
Fuzzard graduated with a criminal justice degree in August 2011 and is currently seeking a master's degree in the same field. She was granted a fifth-year of eligibility after a knee injury sidelined her during the 2010 campaign.
Following the Lady Mocs 2011 season, Fuzzard was selected to the NFCA All-South Region Second Team as Chattanooga reached the finals of the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional.
Fuzzard is a four-time SoCon first team honoree and became the first student-athlete in league history to be recognized on the first (1B) and second (P) All-SoCon teams during the 2009 season. She was honored as the conference's freshman of the year in 2008.
The Lady Mocs completed the season with a 39-16 record and look to begin preparations for the 2013 season upon returning to campus in August.