May 4, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball hosted its Inaugural alumni reunion and team awards banquet Friday at O'Malley's Pub and Grill of Sylva.
Members of the Western Carolina slow-pitch softball team were in attendance at the reunion, which also included former coach and Catamount athletics administrator Betty Peele.
Four team post-season awards were handed out as well in the very popular, and well attended, function by Head Coach Jim Clift and his assistant coach Danielle Glosson.
The first award of the night was the Gold Glove award handed out to junior outfielder Jordan Fulton. The award goes to the player with one of the best fielding percentages on the team. Fulton has a .963 percentage overall and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in Southern Conference games.
Senior outfielder Erin Foster was awarded two awards during the event. She was given the Golden Bat and Team MVP awards. Foster leads the team in batting average (.367), hits (61), RBI (51), runs scored (44), triples (3) and homeruns (7). She is also a two-time Southern Conference Player of the Week honoree and was named Southern Conference Player of the Month for April.
The final award of the evening was The Catamount Award given to senior pitcher Katie King. Voted on by the team, the award honors the Western Carolina softball player that best exemplifies what it means to be a Catamount softball player on and off the field.
Western Carolina completes its regular season this weekend, hosting Samford in a three-game Southern Conference series beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday in doubleheader action with a single game set for 1 p.m. Sunday.