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Hawkins ends decorated Shelton State career with new records, accolades

Published 2:29pm Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dadeville native Reba Hawkins will leave Shelton State Community College as perhaps the most decorated softball player in program history.
After a record-breaking freshman year where Hawkins set single-season school records for batting average, hits and triples, Hawkins continued to add to her impressive statistics this year on her way to numerous honors.
Hawkins was named to the ACCC/NJCAA Region XXII first team. She was also selected as a member of the ACCC All-North division first team, the ACCC all-tournament team, and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-South region’s second team.
“She has been an incredible player for us over her two-year career,” said Shelton State head softball coach Buddy Boyle.
This year, Hawkins batted .452 at the plate with nine doubles, six triples and stole 12 bases. Where Hawkins stepped her game up was in the power category, as she blasted seven dingers and drove in 49 runs.
“She worked hard since she walked in the door here,” Boyle said. “The increases in her power numbers are a direct reflection of her dedication and work ethic.”
Hawkins also holds career school records in those same four categories.
“She did everything on offense and is also an accomplished defensive player,” Boyle said. “We will miss her personality and intensity next year when she goes to the University of North Alabama.”
Check Wednesday’s edition of The Outlook to see which Central Alabama softball players were named to ACCC/NJCAA Region XXII first and second teams, as well as those who made all-division teams.