CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charleston Southern softball had four players recognized among the Big South's annual award winners as the conference office recognized the All-Conference, All-Freshman, and major postseason award recipients on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior outfielder Annie Bakenhus was recognized on the All-Conference Honorable Mention squad, while freshmen Brooklynn Brewington and Rhiana Hubbard earned All-Freshman recognition. Junior pitcher Holly Clark earned All-Academic team honors to round out the group.
Bakenhus receives postseason All-Conference recognition for the second consecutive season as the Yucaipa, Calif. native paced the Buccaneers in several major offensive categories. The senior left fielder currently sits in the top-15 all-time time in CSU single season history with 59 hits, and leads the Bucs in batting average (.341), runs scored (30), and doubles (9). She posted nine multi-hit games in Big South play this season, including a pair of three-hit contests against both Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian.
Brewington earns All-Freshman recognition after a career that saw the talented freshman start all over the field lining up in multiple outfield positions, while finishing up the season as CSU's starting shortstop. Brewington is currently second on the Bucs in hits (41), while leading CSU with 11 stolen bases. She is also one of just four Buccaneers to start all 53 games on the field this season.
Hubbard came on strong once conference play started and is currently second on the Bucs in home runs in earning All-Freshman honors. The Fairfield, Ohio native took over as CSU's starting centerfielder midway through the season and posted home runs against conference opponents in Radford, Campbell, Presbyterian, and Hampton. Her three-RBI in the March 24 5-2 win over Campbell helped spark a six-game winning streak, CSU's longest conference winning streak in CSU history.
Clark earned All-Academic honors for the first time and has posted a 3.79 GPA while majoring in Physical Education. The Siler City, N.C. native has come on strong late in the season picking up five wins in Big South play, including back-to-back complete game wins over Gardner-Webb and Winthrop. She is currently second in the Big South in appearances this season with 35.
The Buccaneers open the postseason tomorrow afternoon with a noon first pitch against No. 4 Winthrop at Amanda Littlejohn Stadium on the campus of Campbell University. The game will be carried live on ESPN3.