TWU junior Katie Hines has been named the 2013 Lone Star Conference Female Athlete of the Year. The award was announced Wednesday following a vote of the league’s sports information directors.
Hines is the first TWU student-athlete to claim the honor. She prevailed over Abilene Christian track standout Amanda Ouedraogo and Tarleton State’s volleyball and track star Nikki McNorton.
Hines led the Pioneers on offense as they earned their first LSC regular-season championship, first LSC tournament championship, first South Central super regional championship and the first trip to an NCAA championship tournament by any TWU team.
Hines led the conference in home runs (25), setting a new TWU single-season record and tying the LSC record. Her home run total ranked second in nation. Hines also set new TWU and LSC single-season records for RBIs with 85 and was named a second-team All-American by both the NFCA and Daktronics. She was named LSC Player of the Year and made the all-conference first team, the LSC all-tournament team and the Capital One Academic All-America first team.
Hines finished with a .393 batting average, .845 slugging percentage, .484 on-base percentage, 18 doubles, 48 runs and 174 total bases. She also appeared in the circle in 24 games and posted an 11-3 record with a 3.12 ERA and 56 strikeouts.