Renada Davis Named ACC Freshman of the Year
May 10, 2012
NC State softball shortstop Renada Davis has been named ACC Freshman of the Year, the league office announced today. The Tomball, Texas native set the Wolfpack single-season batting average record in her first year, shattering the previous mark (.348) by nearly 20 points, .365.
"I am extremely proud of Renada," says head coach Lisa Navas. "It is great to see her being recognized for her hard work. She has played an integral part in this team, and I am very excited to have her for three more years."
Davis also set a new program best in on-base percentage this season, and has consistently been in the top five in batting average among all ACC hitters. Heading into the tournament, her average stands as the fourth-best mark in the conference, as does her number of hits (54). In addition, her on-base percentage sits as the eighth highest in the league prior to tournament action.
This season, Davis leads the Wolfpack offense in batting average (.365), hits (54), runs (31) and on-base percentage (.455), but has only struck out an impressive 16 times.
Davis is the second Wolfpack softball player to garner Freshman of the Year honors, and is the first since Alyssa Allbritten earned the honor in 2008.
The Pack is set to take on Florida State today at the ACC Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. First pitch versus the Seminoles is set for 2:30 p.m. The contest will be broadcast locally on RSN and nationwide on ESPN3. For pitch-by-pitch updates, tune into Gametracker and the @PackSoftball Twitter page.