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TACOMA, Wash. - Pacific Lutheran University softball student-athletes Anna Overland and Kathryn Hatlen were among the 45 individuals selected to the NCAA Division III All-West Region Softball Team released this week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Overland earned a spot on the Second Team while Hatlen landed Third Team accolades.
Overland earns Second Team honors at shortstop after starting all 39 games for the Lutes this spring. The Gig Harbor, Washington native and First Team All-Northwest Conference selection led the team with a .619 slugging percentage and 52 runs scored. Overland additionally boasted a .388 batting average with 43 RBIs, 13 doubles, six home runs, while earning six stolen bases.
Hatlen lands a spot on the Third Team as an at-large selection. The Woodinville, Washington native and First Team All-NWC pick started all 39 games for the Lutes, owning a .388 batting average and a .439 on-base percentage. Hatlen drove in 25 RBIs, collected 12 extra base hits, while leading the team with 314 putouts in the field.
All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member coaches in each of the eight Division III regions. Each region had a First, Second, and Third Team with each region honoring 45 total student-athletes.
PLU (23-16, 16-12 NWC) finished third in the NWC regular season standings before advancing to the championship game of the NWC Tournament, falling 3-2 to host Whitworth University in the final game of the double elimination tournament.