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Hines, Vrazel earns All-America honors

TWU junior Katie Hines was named NCFA and Daktronics All-America Second Team while junior Bailey Vrazel received Daktronics All-America Honorable Mention during ceremonies Wednesday night on the eve of the NCAA Division II national championship tournament in Salem, Virginia.

The NFCA All-American teams were selected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), while the Daktronics All-Americans were voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Hines received the honor for the first time in her career.  She leads the Pioneers on offense with a .398 batting average, 25 home runs and 85 RBI.  Hines also has .861 slugging percentage and .483 on base percentage.  In the circle she posted a 11-3 record with a 3.12 ERA and 56 strikeouts.

Hines was named the 2013 Lone Star Conference Player of the Year and Capital One Academic All-American.  She was also a First Team All-Conference and First All-Region selection.

Vrazel earned the All-America honor for the third straight season.  She leads the team in runs (64), hits (89) and stolen bases (52).  Vrazel has a .389 batting average and .443 on base percentage.

She was named First Team All-Conference for the third straight season and Capital One Academic All-American for the second consecutive year.  Vrazel was also selected Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year and The Elite 89 award recipient by the NCAA.