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Dumezich, Lanphear Named All-SEC

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 14 Texas A&M softball team placed two student-athletes on All-Southeastern Conference teams, the league office announced Tuesday.

Senior Mel Dumezich (Whiting, Ind.) was named Second Team All-SEC as a utility player, and freshman Cali Lanphear (Montgomery, Texas) was tabbed Freshman All-SEC for the same position.

Dumezich (26-6) leads the Aggies from the circle this season, and leads the SEC in games started (31). The senior ranks among the top five league pitchers with 195 innings pitched (4th), 212 strikeouts (3rd), 47 batters struck out looking (4th), 26 wins (2nd), three saves (2nd) and 38 appearances (4th). Dumezich’s 26 victories are 10th in the nation.

Lanphear has had a banner freshman year, slugging 18 home runs to rank second among league hitters. Her .863 slugging percentage also ranks second in the conference, while her 52 RBI rank sixth and her 113 total bases are fifth among SEC hitters. Lanphear also sits among the top 15 in the nation in home runs per game (14th), slugging percentage (11th) and home runs (12th).

Dumezich and Lanphear become the first Aggie softball players in history to be named to All-SEC teams after A&M joined the league in July of 2012. Dumezich is also a three-time All-Big 12 selection.

The eighth-seeded Aggies travel to Lexington, Ky., this week for their first SEC Tournament, facing No. 8 seed Alabama in a play-in game at 3 p.m. CDT on Wednesday. To learn more about Texas A&M softball, log on to and follow @AggieSoftball on Twitter.

2013 SEC Softball Awards

Player of the Year
Lauren Gibson, Tennessee

Pitcher of the Year
Chelsea Thomas, Missouri

Coach of the Year
Tim Walton, Florida

Freshman of the Year
Bianka Bell, LSU; Geri Ann Glasco, Georgia

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Jenna Marston, Missouri

First Team All-SEC
P – Chelsea Thomas, Missouri
P – Hannah Rogers, Florida
IF – Lauren Gibson, Tennessee
IF – Raven Chavanne, Tennessee
IF – Madison Shipman, Tennessee
IF – Paige Wilson, Georgia
OF – Kayla Braud, Alabama
OF – Kat Dotson, Tennessee
OF – Kaylee Puailoa, Georgia
OF – A.J. Andrews, LSU
C – Jenna Marston, Missouri
DP/U – Lauren Haeger, Florida

Second Team All-SEC
P – Rachele Fico, LSU
P – Kimmy Beasley, Arkansas
IF – Samie Garcia, South Carolina
IF – Kelsey Stewart, Florida
IF – Bianka Bell, LSU
IF – Kaila Hunt, Alabama
OF – Haylie McCleney, Alabama
OF – Kelsey Horton, Florida
OF – Branndi Melero, Auburn
OF – Jacee Blades, LSU
C – Griffin Joiner, Kentucky
DP/U – Mel Dumezich, Texas A&M

Freshman All-SEC
P – Kelsey Nunley, Kentucky
P – Chelsea Wilkinson, Georgia
IF – Kelsey Stewart, Florida
IF – Bianka Bell, LSU
IF – Geri Ann Glasco, Georgia
IF – Emily Carosone, Auburn
OF – Haylie McCleney, Alabama
OF – Kaylee Puailoa, Georgia
OF – Kristi Merritt, Florida
OF – Andrea Hawkins, Alabama; Tiffany Howard, Auburn
C – Kellsi Kloss, LSU
DP/U – Cali Lanphear, Texas A&M

SEC All-Defensive
P – Chelsea Thomas, Missouri
C – Griffin Joiner, Kentucky
1B – Morgan Estell, Auburn
2B – Lauren Gibson, Tennessee
SS – Madison Shipman, Tennessee
3B – Raven Chavanne, Tennessee
LF – Kayla Braud, Alabama
CF – Haylie McCleney, Alabama
RF – Kat Dotson, Tennessee

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Posted by on May 7 2013. Filed under Sports.
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