AHLEQUAH, Okla. – Minot State senior Tori Zimmermann has been named Third Team All-America by the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) the organization announced on Wednesday.
Zimmermann, who was named the third team catcher, becomes the first Minot State player to earn All-America honors since Jen Dixon, Mandy Greenberg and Tiffany Friesen were each honored in 2013. Zimmermann is the eighth player in school history to earn All-America honors.
Zimmermann currently ranks second in the nation with 24 doubles and is 22nd nationally with 75 hits. Her .455 batting average is 17th in Division II, while she is 18th in the nation with 131 total bases. She also is 21st in the nation with a .794 slugging percentage. The Bakersfield, Calif., native led the Beavers in batting average, hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs, total bases and slugging percentage. In addition to her 24 doubles, she belted 10 home runs and drove in 44 runs on the year.
Zimmermann was named First Team All-Central Region by the D2CCA and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, was a First Team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honoree and was a two-time NSIC Player of the Week.
She was one of six Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference players to be named either first team, second team, third team or honorable mention.
Kylee Smith of North Georgia was named the Ron Lenz Pitcher of the Year and Mariah Jameyson of Texas A&M-Commerce was named the Ron Lenz Player of the Year.