Pope racks up softball postseason honors again
By Sparta Live | May 22, 2014 12:00 am
It seems that at the end of each college softball season, Raven Pope is pulling in honors for her play on the softball diamond.
The 2011 graduate of White County High School just finished her junior season for the Tennessee Temple Crusaders and again her name dots the list of postseason glitter squads.
The centerfielder for the Crusaders was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Mid-East All Region team. She was also named the NCCAA and USCAA All American second teams. This is the third consecutive year that Pope has been a NCCAA second team All American. The USCAA stands for United States Collegiate Athletic Association. It is a national organization for 86 small colleges across the United States.
This season, Pope had 63 hits, which was fourth nationally. Her batting average, .457, was 11th nationally. Her career batting average for the Crusaders is .494.
In addition to her 63 hits, this season she had 30 RBI’s, two home runs and scored 23 runs.
Pope also showcased her powerful arm in centerfield throwing out four runners at home plate from centerfield and threw two more out at first.
Coach Randy Crawford commented on Pope, “Raven is a team leader by example on and off the field. She had another very successful softball season. We expect bigger things from her in her senior season.”