FORMER CUBETTES NAMED NCAA DIII ALL-AMERICANS

Two former Cubette softball standouts have been named All-Americans.

Kelly Jurden
(TLU Softball)

Texas Lutheran sophomore Kelly Jurden was named Wednesday to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Second Team.  She also picked up the NFCA's Golden Shoe Award for the top base-stealer NCAA Division III.

Jurden, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, leads the NCAA Division III in stolen bases (55) and in stolen bases per game (1.31). Jurden is 55-for-57 in steal attempts this year.

Colleen Bentke
(UT/Tyler)

University of Texas at Tyler pitcher Colleen Bentke received Second Team All-America accolades.

Bentke finished the season with 20 wins and a 1.39 earned run average, good enough for 11th and 21st in the NCAA Division III this season.

Her 132 innings pitched and 105 strikeouts were both third-best in the American Southwest Conference. For her career, Bentke's 1.23 earned run average and 45 wins are fourth-best in UT Tyler history. It is the second-consecutive season she has received All-America honors while she was also named to the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Year Top-25 watchlist.

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