This is a news release from JCJC athletics
ELLISVILLE – Three Jones County Junior College players have been named NJCAA Division II All-Americans.
Shortstop Lauren Holifield has been named a first-team All-American, while first baseman Tori Dew and catcher Brittany Seale have been chosen as second-team All-Americans.
Holifield, a sophomore from New Hope, batted .503 with 28 home runs, 82 RBIs, a team-leading 20 doubles and a 1.174 slugging percentage. She ended up leading the nation in home runs and slugging percentage and was fifth in RBIs. She was chosen as the MACJC Player of the Year.
Dew, a sophomore from Quitman, hit .474 with 15 home runs and 59 RBIs. She had a .932 slugging percentage. Dew, the 2014 NJCAA Division II Player of the Year, has signed with Southern Miss.
Seale, a sophomore from North Pontotoc, batted .422 with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs. She has signed with Belhaven University.
Both Holifield and Dew will represent the NJCAA in the 21st annual Canadian Open Fastpitch International Competition July 3-13 in Surrey, British Columbia. JCJC head coach Chris Robinson will serve as Director of Operations for the NJCAA team.
JCJC ended the 2015 season with a 41-6 record and was ranked No. 2 in the final NJCAA Division II regular season poll.
To view the entire All-American team, go to www.njcaa.org.