Courtney Allman played at first base, second base and designated player to earn a spot as the utility player on the All-Region First Team. (Photo by Wayne Gehman)

Allman Earns Spot On All-Region First Team

Senior Courtney Allman (Mt. Solon, VA/Fort Defiance) has added another first to her personal accolades – Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) first National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region First Team honor.

Allman also owns five program records and was named All-ODAC First Team earlier this spring. She is now eligible for All-America consideration by the NFCA. Only the 120 women on the eight regions’ First Teams are eligible for All-America.

Allman led EMU in nine offensive categories, including batting average, homeruns and RBIs.  She batted .422 in her final campaign, with eight homers and 46 RBIs, which tied a program record. Allman had 49 hits, including 11 doubles, to go with 17 walks for an impressive .507 on-base percentage. She struck out only 11 times and had a slugging percentage of .724.

On the conference level, Allman finished in the top ten in the ODAC in nine categories, including being fifth in homeruns, RBIs, total bases, walks and on-base percentage.

The infielder/designated player leaves the Lady Royals with records of: homeruns in season (9), RBIs in a season (46 – tied with Hall of Honor member Karla Alderfer), career homeruns (31), career RBIs (151) and career walks (52).

This is the second All-Region nod for Allman, who was named All-Region Second Team in 2012.  She was one of six ODAC women named to the First Team this year.

Eastern Mennonite finished the 2013 season with a record of 21-19, qualifying for the ODAC Tournament for the eighth consecutive season.