Sharpe garners first team All-American honors

Sharpe garners first team All-American honors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the second-straight season, junior third baseman/pitcher Erin Sharpe has been named a first-team NAIA All-American in an announcement made today by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The All-American teams were selected by the NAIA Softball All-America Selection Committee. 

Sharpe, who earned North Star Athletic Association Player of the Year honors for the second-straight season, led the Bruins with a .409 batting average, 19 home runs, 16 doubles and 55 RBIs. She also paced BU in the circle with 16 wins, a 1.85 ERA, and 138 strikeouts. In the final NSAA statistics, Sharpe led the league in home runs and RBIs, while ranking third in ERA. 

In BU's final game of the season, Sharpe became the school's all-time career home runs leader. She has amassed 53 homers thus far in her three-year Bruin career. 

In the final national statistics, Sharpe ranked fourth in home runs (19), sixth in total bases (145), 11th in slugging percentage (.824), and 21st in total runs batted in (55). 

The Bruins finished the 2018 season with a 32-23 overall record and a 13-11 conference mark. It marked the ninth-straight season that BU has won 30-or-more games.