HBU’s Brockway named Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year

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Caitlin Brockway

McNeese lands six selections on Southland All-Academic teams

FRISCO, Texas – HBU senior infielder Caitlin Brockway is the 2022 Southland Conference Softball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. The announcement comes along with the release of the academic all-conference teams.

Brockway earned Student-Athlete honors after claiming spots on the all-conference first-team and Southland all-tournament squad. Brockman led the Huskies in home runs (nine) for the second year in a row, while also leading her team in RBI (27), slugging percentage (.588), walks (21) and her 10 doubles tied as the team best. The Tomball, Texas, native graduated from HBU with a degree in psychology this Spring.

All seven institutions were represented among the 2022 Southland Academic All-Conference teams with regular-season and tournament champion McNeese leading the way with six first-team honorees. Northwestern State and Southeastern came in next with four selections apiece.

Five members of the All-Academic first and second teams have compiled perfect 4.0 GPAs. Eight members of the Southland All-Conference Team were automatic qualifiers to the all-academic first team, including Southland Player of the Year Pal Egan from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. There were nine repeat selections among the first and second teams, including three-time honorees Brockway, McNeese grad student Alayis Seneca, Nicholls senior Kennedy Hebert and Southeastern senior Madison Blackford.

The All-Academic teams are voted on by head coaches, sports information directors and academic/compliance staff members from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection, and have competed in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests on the season, excluding pitchers.

The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the eight member schools, votes for the Student-Athlete of the Year. The Southland Student-Athlete of the Year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.

2022 Softball Student-Athlete of the Year: Caitlin Brockway, HBU

2022 Southland Conference Softball All-Academic Teams

First Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Institution

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major

Caitlyn Brockway ^3

Houston Baptist

Sr.

Tomball, Texas

3.67

Psychology

Sarah Venker 2

Houston Baptist

Sr.

Houston, Texas

4.00

Nursing

Caleigh Cross

McNeese

Jr.

Forney, Texas

3.75

HHP-Pre-Occupational Therapy

Kaylee Lopez 2

McNeese

Sr.

Indian Bayou, La.

3.75

Early Childhood Education PK-3

Jil Poullard

McNeese

Jr.

Moss Bluff, La.

3.55

Sociology-Family Science

Alayis Seneca 3

McNeese

Gr.

The Woodlands, Texas

4.00

HHP-Exercise Physiology (Master’s)

Whitney Tate 2

McNeese

Jr.

Columbia, La.

3.91

Biology/Pre-Med

Ashley Vallejo

McNeese

So.

New Waverly, Texas

3.47

General Business Administration

Kennedy Hebert 3

Nicholls

Sr.

Morgan City, La.

4.00

Accounting & Finance

Laney Roos

Northwestern State

So.

Aubrey, Texas

3.10

Early Childhood Education

Aeriyl Mass 2

Southeastern

Sr.

Lake Charles, La.

3.07

General Studies

Pal Egan

A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

Bakersfield, Calif.

3.42

Marketing

Second Team

Name

Institution

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major

Jasie Roberts 2

Houston Baptist

So.

Pasadena, Texas

3.94

Biochemistry/Molecular Bio

Savannah Behabetz

UIW

Jr.

Littleton, Colo.

3.82

Communications

Melise Gossen

Nicholls

Sr.

Rayne, La.

3.74

Health Sciences – Pre-Professional

Alexa Poché

Nicholls

So.

New Orleans, La.

3.84

Health & Wellness

Makenzie Chaffin

Northwestern State

So.

Bossier City, La.

4.00

Biology

Maggie Darr

Northwestern State

Jr.

Missouri City, Texas

3.70

Health & Exercise Science

Bronte Rhoden

Northwestern State

Sr.

Plano, Texas

4.00

Biology

Madisen Blackford 3

Southeastern

Sr.

Des Moines, Iowa

3.53

Management

MC Comeaux

Southeastern

So.

Port Allen, La.

3.64

Health Sciences

Heather Zumo

Southeastern

Sr.

Baton Rouge, La.

3.08

General Studies

Haley Morse

A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

Mansfield, Texas

3.51

Finance

Gabriella Torres

A&M-Corpus Christi

Jr.

San Antonio, Texas

3.65

Biomedical Sciences

^ – 2022 Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year

2 – Two-time All-Academic selection

3 – Three-time All-Academic selection

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