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WU's Jaycee Ginter first-team All-American, Marrit Mead third-team pick

By RICK PETERSON

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Washburn softball sophomore pitcher/utility Jaycee Ginter, a former Shawnee Heights star, and sophomore third baseman Marrit Mead, a Santa Fe Trail product, were part of 54 student-athletes from 43 different schools who were named to the 2022 NFCA Division II All-America team released Wednesday by the coaching organization.

Ginter was a first-team at-large selection, becoming the first Ichabod to earn NFCA All-American first-team honors and Mead was selected as an at large third-team selection.

Jaycee Ginter no noWashburn sophomore softball star Jaycee Ginter, a Shawnee Heights product, has been named a first-team NCAA Division II All-American. [File photo]

MarritMeadWUWashburn sophomore star Marrit Mead, a Santa Fe Trail grad, has been named a third-team NCAA Division II softball All-American. [File photo]

The Ichabods finished the 2022 season 45-15, winning the MIAA regular season championship before making their fifth NCAA postseason appearance.
 
This past season, Ginter became the third Ichabod to be named the MIAA Player of the Year and a unanimous selection as an All-MIAA First Team pitcher/utility player and was recognized as a NFCA Top 25 Player of the Year nominee.

Ginter was a  first-team NFCA all-region selection and a first-team D2CCA/CoSIDA all-region selection, finishing the season with a 30-7 pitching record and breaking the Washburn single-season win total while striking out 290 in 2341/3 innings setting, also a school record.

With the bat, Ginter led the Ichabods with 57 runs batted in and was second with 10 home runs, batting .385 with 65 hits, scoring 41 runs and adding 15 doubles with a .601 slugging percentage.

Ginter led the Ichabods with 18 multi-RBI games while recording 18 multi-hit games. She was named the MIAA Pitcher of the Week four times and was also named to the MIAA Tournament All-Tournament squad.
 
Mead was a first-team all-region selection by the NFCA and the D2CCA, earning first-team all-MIAA honors at third base for the second-straight season.

Mead led the Ichabods with 84 hits to finish sixth in the nation and her 23 doubles was an Ichabod single-season record and second in the nation.

She was one of three players to start all 60 games for the Ichabods this season and led the Ichabods with 61 runs scored, setting a Washburn single-season record. She collected 40 RBI and led the team with 22 stolen bases, 125 total bases and a .470 on base percentage recording 26 multi-hit games and 10 multi RBI games.

Mead was a D2CCA third -team All-American as a freshman.
 
2022 NFCA Division II All-Americans

Pos. First Name Last Name School Type
Pitcher Mackenzie Ward Minnesota State University, Mankato 1st Team All-American
Pitcher Andrea Morales Rogers State University 1st Team All-American
Pitcher Samantha Richards Valdosta State University 1st Team All-American
Catcher Ashley Perez University of Texas at Tyler 1st Team All-American
First Base Kayson Boatner Anderson University (SC) 1st Team All-American
Second Base Emily Harris Carson-Newman University 1st Team All-American
Third Base Paxton Scheurer Angelo State University 1st Team All-American
Shortstop Hannah Rose University of Charleston 1st Team All-American
Outfield Mary Pardo Augustana University 1st Team All-American
Outfield Olivia Stansbury McKendree University 1st Team All-American
Outfield Sami Edwards Colorado Christian University 1st Team All-American
Utility/Pitcher Tatum Goff University of Texas at Tyler 1st Team All-American
Designated Player or Utility/Non-Pitcher Torri Chute Augustana University 1st Team All-American
At-Large-Pitcher Kristina Bettis Drury University 1st Team All-American
At-Large-First Base Hannah Marsteller Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 1st Team All-American
At-Large-Pitcher Paige Austin Biola University 1st Team All-American
At-Large-Utility/Pitcher Jaycee Ginter Washburn University 1st Team All-American
At-Large-Shortstop Lydia Goble Grand Valley State University 1st Team All-American
Pitcher Brooke Larsen California State University, Chico 2nd Team All-American
Pitcher Taylor Franco Lubbock Christian University 2nd Team All-American
Pitcher Claire Fon Adelphi University 2nd Team All-American
Catcher Amanda Parsons Concordia University, St. Paul 2nd Team All-American
First Base Katie Crogan Upper Iowa University 2nd Team All-American
Second Base Tymber Riley Arkansas Tech University 2nd Team All-American
Third Base Kylie Emanuele University of Mount Olive 2nd Team All-American
Shortstop Abbie Hlas Winona State University 2nd Team All-American
Outfield Brylynn Vallejos San Francisco State University 2nd Team All-American
Outfield Jenna Osikowicz Seton Hill University 2nd Team All-American
Outfield Madison Melvin West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2nd Team All-American
Utility/Pitcher Caleigh Rister California University of Pennsylvania 2nd Team All-American
Designated Player or Utility/Non-Pitcher Rikkelle Miller King University 2nd Team All-American
At-Large-Outfield Jacee Minter University of Central Oklahoma 2nd Team All-American
At-Large-Pitcher Kenzee Smith University of Indianapolis 2nd Team All-American
At-Large-Catcher Kylee Leonhardt Lenoir-Rhyne University 2nd Team All-American
At-Large-Catcher Lexy Rees University of Indianapolis 2nd Team All-American
At-Large-Pitcher Lindsey Hibbs Adelphi University 2nd Team All-American
Pitcher Ashley Mickschl Augustana University 3rd Team All-American
Pitcher Amanda Weyh Lindenwood University 3rd Team All-American
Pitcher Ashley Worrell Rollins College 3rd Team All-American
Catcher Micaela Harris Cal Poly Humboldt 3rd Team All-American
First Base Paige Donnelly California State University, San Marcos 3rd Team All-American
Second Base Gia Martin Auburn University at Montgomery 3rd Team All-American
Third Base Teala Howard University of West Florida 3rd Team All-American
Shortstop Brooke Makemson Lubbock Christian University 3rd Team All-American
Outfield Loren Kelly Texas A&M University-Kingsville 3rd Team All-American
Outfield Jessica Klein Caldwell University 3rd Team All-American
Outfield Kaylee Vaught University of Alabama in Huntsville 3rd Team All-American
Utility/Pitcher Savannah Coyle California State University, San Marcos 3rd Team All-American
Designated Player or Utility/Non-Pitcher Jacqueline Dumont Southern Connecticut State University 3rd Team All-American
At-Large-Pitcher Hannah Beatus Grand Valley State University 3rd Team All-American
At-Large-Catcher Gracey Brink Augustana University 3rd Team All-American
At-Large-Third Base Aaliyah Ortiz Texas A&M University-Kingsville 3rd Team All-American
At-Large-Third Base Sierra Easterwood University of Montevallo 3rd Team All-American
At-Large-Third Base Marrit Mead Washburn University 3rd Team All-American