Postseason Accolades Continue for Ladies Softball’s Anna Dunn
Saturday, June 2, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has already named Centenary softball senior Anna Dunn as one of the best players in NCAA Division III, but now the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association (LSWA) have spoken. In a vote conducted among the state’s sports information professionals and media members, Dunn was named First Team All-Louisiana Saturday night, June 2.

The team consists of student-athletes from the collegiate softball teams at four-year institutions in Louisiana, regardless of NCAA Division or athletic affiliation. This is on the heels of Dunn being named First Team All-Region and Third Team All-American by the NFCA.

The All-American and First Team All-Region honors for Dunn are believed to be the first from the NFCA in Ladies Softball history.

In a spectacular career that also included three All-Conference nods and the 2015 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year award, Dunn saved the best for her senior season. She led the SCAC with a .424 batting average, a .915 slugging percentage, 52 RBIs, 15 home runs, and 108 total bases, breaking the Ladies single season record (non-scholarship era) in all five categories. She also broke both the conference and Centenary season home run record in the 2018 Conference Tournament.

Dunn also swiped 11 bags on the season, becoming the first player in SCAC softball history to tally double-digit home runs and stolen bases for a season.

For her play from April 9-15, Dunn received Player of the Week honors from both the SCAC and NFCA for the first time in her career. In seven games, she went 16-26 with 20 RBIs and five home runs. On senior weekend, April 14-15, she went 11-for-14 with seven runs scored, three doubles, and three home runs in the Ladies’ four-game sweep of Dallas. Her two home runs in the second game on Saturday was the first time a Ladies hitter has hit two round trippers in one game in five seasons.

Dunn completed her career with a .371 batting average, the best in school history during the NCAA Division III era (minimum 200 at-bats). She also easily broke the career records in slugging percentage (.654), runs (112), hits (169), home runs (27), RBIs (126), total bases (179), and doubles (44) during the non-scholarship era.

With Dunn’s First Team All-Louisiana recognition, she becomes the first Ladies softball player to make the first or second team since outfielder Lindsey Smith in 2009. She is first Centenary softball player to be named a First Team selection since outfielder Micah Rhodes in 2006.