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Steffen a NAIA softball honorable mention All-American

May 30, 2014, in Athletics, Softball

Kati Steffen, a senior first baseman from Moville, Iowa, has been named to the honorable mention list of the 2014 NAIA All-America Softball Team.

Steffen collected 53 hits in 133 at-bats for a .398 batting average with nine doubles and a team-high 12 home runs and 42 RBIs this past season. She also topped the Mustangs with a .737 slugging percentage. Her 12 home runs was the fourth highest single-season total in Morningside history.

She slugged a school-record 38 home runs during her Morningside career to break the former school record of 37 home runs hit by Mindi Prince from 1994-97 and by Kirsten Dargy from 2010-13.

Steffen hit .340 with 34 doubles, 38 home runs, and 161 RBIs over her four-year Morningside career.

Steffen is the Mustangs’ first softball player to earn All-America recognition since Mackenzie Neely was a second-team All-America catcher in 2011.

Her exploits helped lead the Mustangs to a 30-14 record during the 2014 season for their 11th 30-win season in the last 12 years. Morningside won the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season championship with a 15-5 league record as well as the GPAC’s post-season tournament championship en route to a sixth consecutive appearance in the NAIA Softball National Championship tournament.

Click here for the complete 2014 NAIA All-America Softball Team.

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