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5 Eagles named softball All-Americans

Five members of the Kirkwood softball team have been named junior college All-Americans.

DoniRae Mayhew, Monika Bevans, Rachel Stewart and Lauren Kuch were named first team All-Americans in NJCAA Division II. Natalie Halvorson received second-team honors.

Mayhew, a sophomore, starred for the Eagles as a first baseman and pitcher. She hit .446 and led the nation with 30 home runs and 90 RBIs as a fearsome slugger, headed next to the University of Iowa. She also compiled a 20-3 record and 2.08 ERA as a pitcher.

Bevans, a sophomore catcher, hit .494 with 18 homers and finished second in the country with 79 RBIs.

Stewart, a freshman shortstop, hit .474 with 13 homers and 62 RBIs. She led all NJCAA DII players with 100 hits and 102 runs scored.

Kuch, a freshman left fielder, hit .469 with 12 homers and 68 RBIs.  Halvorson, a freshman pitcher, went 26-9 with a 2.51 ERA. Kuch and Halvorson are both Cedar Rapids Prairie grads.

Kirkwood reached the junior college World Series again this year and finished with a 49-13 record.


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