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Huff Chosen as Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second Team All-American
Tiffany Huff

Tiffany Huff

May 27, 2009


STARKVILLE, Miss. - Tennessee Lady Vol junior Tiffany Huff reaped the UT softball program's 16th All-American nod, all coming since 2004, and her first overall career selection by being chosen on Wednesday as one of 18 members of the 2009 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Second Team.

The 5-7 catcher/first baseman joins Big Orange alums Monica Abbott (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), Tonya Callahan (2006, 2007, 2008), Kristi Durant (2005, 2006), Sarah Fekete (2005, 2006), Lindsay Schutzler (2005, 2006, 2007) and India Chiles (2007) in forming an impressive list of seven Lady Vols who have earned All-American honors. Every selection in program history has occurred under the tutelage of co-head coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly, who arrived to helm Tennessee prior to the 2002 season.

"Tiffany Huff epitomizes the term All-American," Lady Vol co-head coach Ralph Weekly said. "She is a leader on and off the field and is a clutch player who is a joy to coach."

During her breakout 2009 campaign, Huff posted career highs in batting average (.399 on 63-of-158), runs scored (48), hits (63), home runs (eight), RBIs (67), total bases (102), slugging (.646) and on-base percentage (.522) and stolen bases (11), while adding 13 doubles, a triple and 43 walks. Her 67 RBIs currently rate her third in the SEC and a 1.14 RBI-per-game average places her in the Top 10 in NCAA Division I in that category. A Top 25 finalist for the prestigious USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award, Huff started all 59 games for the Big Orange in 2009 at either first base or behind the plate. The Saugus, Calif., native tallied 14 multi-hit and 14 multi-RBI games and recorded a career-long 17-game hitting streak from Feb. 20-March 21 during which she .556 with four HR's and 27 RBIs. Huff was also chosen on Wednesday as a second team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American for her stellar production on the diamond as well as in the classroom (3.69 GPA in special education).

"Tiffany dedicated herself to working harder this past fall than ever before," Lady Vol co-head coach Karen Weekly said. "This award is a testament to her commitment to be the best player she can be. I'm very proud of her accomplishment."

2009 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Americans
First Team
Pos. Name School
P Kelsi Dunne University of Alabama
P Danielle Lawrie University of Washington
P Stacey Nelson University of Florida
C Chelsea Bramlett Mississippi State University
1B Adrienne Monka Northwestern University
2B Ashley Charters University of Washington
3B Alisa Goler University of Georgia
SS Tammy Williams Northwestern University
OF Kaitlin Cochran Arizona State University
OF Brittany Lastrapes University of Arizona
OF Katie Schroeder University of California, Los Angeles
UT/P Megan Langenfeld University of California, Los Angeles
UT/Non-P Amber Flores University of Oklahoma
At-Large/OF Alissa Haber Stanford University
At-Large/UT-P Charlotte Morgan University of Alabama
At-Large/P Nikki Nemitz University of Michigan
At-Large/P Missy Penna Stanford University
At-Large/OF Taylor Schlopy University of Georgia
Second Team
Pos. Name School
P Brandice Balschmiter University of Massachusetts
P Stephanie Brombacher University of Florida
P Brittany Weil University of Iowa
C Melissa Roth University of Louisville
1B Tiffany Huff University of Tennessee
2B Aja Paculba University of Florida
3B Lindsey Ubrun University of Missouri
SS Molly Johnson University of Kentucky
OF Kelsey Bruder University of Florida
OF Francesca Enea University of Florida
OF Brittany Rogers University of Alabama
UT/P Becca Heteniak DePaul University
UT/Non-P Amanda Chidester University of Michigan
At-Large/SS Ashley Hansen Stanford University
At-Large/C Sam Marder Ohio State University
At-Large/3B Amber Patton DePaul University
At-Large/1B Samantha Ricketts University of Oklahoma
At-Large/UT-Non-P Marla Schweisberger University of Missouri
Third Team
Pos. Name School
P Sarah Hamilton Florida State University
P Kim Reeder Ohio State University
P Kristen Wadwell University of Louisville
C Stacie Chambers University of Arizona
1B Christine Lux University of Notre Dame
2B Danielle Zymkowitz University of Illinois
3B (tie) Cheyenne Jenks Florida Gulf Coast University
3B (tie) Jenae Leles University of Arizona
SS Bianca Mejia Long Island University
OF Karli Hubbard University of Louisiana at Lafayette
OF Kirsten Shortridge Louisiana State University
OF Carly Normandin University of Massachusetts
UT/P Danielle Spaulding University of North Carolina
UT/Non-P Jessica Mapes Arizona State University
At-Large/UT-P Val Arioto University of California
At-Large/2B Amanda Kamekona University of California, Los Angeles
At-Large/P Tara Oltman Creighton University
At-Large/C Jessica Purcell Brigham Young University
At-Large/OF Jenna Rhodes Virginia Tech

 

 

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