Butler sophomore Monica Islava was named to the 2015 NJCAA Division I All-American third team on Wednesday. Islava becomes Butler's 11th All-American in 10 years under head coach Doug Chance.
Islava, from Nogales, Ariz., was Butler's offensive triple-crown performer, leading the team in batting average (.447), home runs (15) and runs batted in (61). She also led the Grizzlies in doubles (19), on-base percentage (.513) and slugging percentage (.943) while stealing 17 bases and scoring 48 runs. Islava started all 49 games this year, playing third base, shortstop and left field.
In addition to receiving All-American honors, Islava was named a first-team All-KJCCC selection at third base. Islava was also named KJCCC Jayhawk West Player of the Week honors for March 9-15, as she hit a red-hot .739 at the plate with four home runs, eight doubles and 20 runs batted in. Islava was also a second-team All-Jayhawk West selection at shortstop as a freshman.
|BUTLER SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICANS|
|Gabrielle Hart||NJCAA, NFCA||2009|
|Maggie Ham||NJCAA, NFCA||2013|
|Sydney Stuever||NJCAA, NFCA||2013|