APSU Sports Information
Louisville, KY – Austin Peay State University’s Morgan Rackel made history on Thursday for the APSU softball program as she became the first player in school history to earn National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors, being placed on the Central Region’s Third-Team.
The Calgary, Alberta, Canada native was one of 37 student-athletes to earn the honor from the Central Region, which includes the states from Carolina to Texas, while overall, 389 student-athletes from across country were named to their respective NFCA All-Region Teams.
Rackel, a junior, has posted a 22-7 record so far this season, with a 1.41 ERA and 204 strikeouts. She also recorded two saves and seven shutouts this spring.
Along the way, Rackel was selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, as well as to the All-OVC First Team, All-OVC Newcomers Team and to the All-OVC Tournament Team.
She was also a two-time OVC Pitcher of the Week selection.
The award honors softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first, second and third-team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2018 NFCA Division I All-American squads.
The 2018 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at approximately 6:00pm CDT on Wednesday, May 30th, via NFCA.org.
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