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TU Places Three on NFCA All-Midwest Region Team

Juniors Jill Barrett (pictured) and Aimee Creger were selected to the NFCA All-Midwest Region First Team, while senior Lacey Middlebrooks was named to the second team.
Juniors Jill Barrett (pictured) and Aimee Creger were selected to the NFCA All-Midwest Region First Team, while senior Lacey Middlebrooks was named to the second team.
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May 16, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. - Tulsa juniors Jill Barrett and Aimee Creger and senior Lacey Middlebrooks were named to the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-Midwest Region Teams, the organization announced Thursday.

Barrett and Creger were selected to the Midwest Region first team, while Middlebrooks was a second-team selection. Barrett was a first-team member at third base, Creger a first-team pitcher, and Middlebrooks a second-team utility player/pitcher. This is the second first-team all-region honor for both Barrett and Creger, and the second all-region honor for Middlebrooks.

Barrett, a native of Greenwood, Ark., hits .412 with a school-record 80 hits. She has scored 41 runs, driven in 31 runs, totaled 11 doubles a .516 slugging percentage and a .456 on-base percentage. She leads TU with 25 multi-hit games, and has six multi-RBI games.

Creger, a junior from Yukon, Okla., ranks fourth in the nation with a 1.04 ERA and 10th with 10.1 strikeouts per seven innings. She is 25-6 in 34 appearances with 29 starts, 26 complete games and eight shutouts. She totaled a school-record 283 strikeouts and a .173 opponent batting average in 195.2 innings.

Middlebrooks, a native of Wake Village, Texas, is 14-3 with a 1.76 ERA and four shutouts in 24 appearances with 20 starts. She allowed 31 earned runs and a .193 opponent batting average in 123.0 innings in the circle. At the plate, she hits .292 with 11 doubles, six home runs, 25 RBI, 21 runs scored, .515 slugging, 32 walks and .449 OBP.

The No. 24 Golden Hurricane (42-14-1, 19-5 C-USA) opens the NCAA Lincoln Regional against No. 14 Stanford (37-19, 13-11 Pac-12) at 4 p.m. Friday at Bowlin Stadium.

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