3 UH softball players named All-Americans

HOUSTON The trio of senior Angel Shamblin and juniors Laurie Wagner and Jessica Valis are the first Cougars in program history to be named All-Americans.

Shamblin was named a second team selection after completing her senior season with a 36-5 record and a 0.94 ERA. Her ERA and win totals set school single-season records. Shamblin was also named to the NFCA All-South Region first team and was the Conference USA pitcher of the year.

She finished her senior campaign with two perfect games and 18 shutouts. Shamblin was also a top 10 Finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year.

After setting the UH single season record for home runs with 19, Wagner was named a third team selection. She finished second on the team with a .401 batting average and paced the Cougars with 57 RBIs. Also an All-South Region first feam selection, Wagner was named to the All-C-USA First Team and finished the season ranked 10th in the nation in home runs.

Valis was the third Cougar named to the All-America list, taking third team honors. She paced the team with a .431 batting average and set the career triples record with 12. She recorded 5 triples on the season en route to breaking the career record, including nine doubles, 26 RBI and a team-high 20 stolen bases. She was also named to the All-South Regional second Team and a first team All-C-USA selection.

Houston was one of five schools to have at least three athletes named All-Americans and one of two C-USA schools with athletes named to the list.

UH finished the season with a 54-11 record after falling to Louisiana-Lafayette in the Super Regional final.

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