Jenny Ramey, Keelin Davis, and Kelsey Parsons
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Jenny Ramey (Jr./Cottage Grove, Minn./New Life Academy) picked up her third All-Conference honor in as many years, as she was named to the 2013 All-MIAC team. Two other Knights were also recognized by the conference as Keelin Davis (Fr./Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville) and Kelsey Parsons (Sr./Golden Valley, Minn./Hopkins) were named All-MIAC Honorable Mention. All three players were an integral part of the Knights climb in the standings, which included Carleton's highest win total in the last nine seasons and the team's first victory during the MIAC Playoffs.
Ramey had a spectacular season, leading the squad in almost every offensive category including a .436 batting average, .496 on-base percentage, and a .655 slugging percentage as she ranked among the MIAC's top-five in all three categories. The junior infielder hit a team-high four home runs to go along with eight doubles and two triples. Ramey’s 32 stolen bases on the season were the most of any player in the MIAC, and she had the fifth best batting average in the conference.
Last season Ramey was selected as All-Conference Honorable Mention Team, and as a first-year she was named Rookie-of-the-Year. To go along with these great numbers in conference, Ramey has also made her mark in Carleton softball history adding to multiple season and career records. AFter just three seasons, she ranks first in career runs (102), stolen bases (66), slugging percentage (.576), on base percentage (.471), and total bases (227).
In her rookie season, Davis had many standout performances, including a 15-strikeout outing against Saint Benedict. Earlier this year, Davis was named MIAC-Pitcher-of-the-Week and recently she was selected to the 2013 MIAC Softball Playoffs All-Tournament Second Team. The first-year ranked fifth in the conference with 83 strikeouts for the season and second in the MIAC with 5.89 strikeouts per game. Davis also amassed 98.2 innings pitched, including 13 complete games, which earned her a team best 7-9 record. Five of those setbacks came by two runs or less, and the seven wins are the highest total by a Carleton rookie over at least the last 15 campaigns.
Parsons had a very strong senior campaign, as she posted a .316 batting average and led the Knights with 21 RBI. She was very consistent presence in the lineup as she was top five in a number of offensive categories for Carleton. This is Parsons third All-MIAC honor, as she was named to the All-MIAC team for her standout rookie season, and she was voted All-MIAC Honorable Mention as a sophomore.
As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC also announced the seventh annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for softball, with senior Chelsea Yost (Bemidji, Minn./ Bemidji) representing the Knights on the select list of student-athletes. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.