June 15, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball senior Erin Fosterwas selected today to the 2012 University Division All-State Softball Team by the Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA). The team consists of NCAA Division I student-athletes from North Carolina colleges and universities. North Carolina sports information professionals submitted the nominees and NCCSIA members voted for the All-State team.
Foster, an outfielder from Salisbury, N.C., became the first player in Catamount softball history to garner a First Team Mid-East All-Region honor. She is also the first Catamount softball player to be named to the NCCSIA All-State Softball Team since 2009, when former WCU player Mollie Fowlerwas honored by the organization.
A 2012 First Team All-Southern Conference selection, Foster ended the season tied for second in the SoCon record books for homeruns in a single season with 18. She was also a two-time SoCon Player of the Week honoree and named Player of the Month for April.
The 18 homeruns, she racked up, also ranked second in the Catamount record books for homeruns in a season. Foster's 21 career homeruns tied her for second in the WCU record books.
Foster ended her career topping the Catamount record books for triples in a career with six.
In 2012, Foster led the team with a .363 batting average and also paced the team with 66 hits, the most by a Catamount softball player since 2007, when Stephanie Beattyhad 70. The 66 hits also ranks her second for hits in a single season in the Catamount record books.
Her 54 RBI ranked her second in the WCU single-season record books and her 46 runs scored ranked her third. She ended the season having reached base safely in 23 consecutive games. Foster also had 22 multiple hit games and 15 multiple RBI games.
Foster came to Western Carolina, in 2011, as a junior college transfer from Walter's State Community College where she was a NJCAA Second Team All-American.