STARKSVILLE, Miss.— (Hawaii Athletics) University of Hawai'i softball pitcher Stephanie
Ricketts was named a 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association second
team All-American. Fifty-four student-athletes from 33 different institutions
representing 13 conferences have earned the honor of being named to one of the
three 2012 Division I All-American teams, the Association announced on
Ricketts, a senior from San Jose, Calif., is just the 10th Rainbow Wahine to earn NFCA All-America honors. She posted a 28-6 record this season with career-best statistics in shut outs (10); ERA (1.49); hits allowed (153); runs allowed (57); earned runs allowed (48); and opposing batting average (.191).
Ricketts, a four year starting pitcher for Hawai'i, leaves as the program's career record holder in wins (102); appearances (164); starts (139); complete games (116); shutouts (33); innings pitched (938.1); strike outs (818). As a senior, she helped lead UH to its fourth Western Athletic Conference regular season title and its 10th appearance in the NCAA tournament. Ricketts tossed a pair of no-hitters this season over San Jose State (March 24) and Fresno State (April 28) en route to becoming the first UH player to ever earn three Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year awards. In conference action, she posted a 12-1 record with a 1.07 ERA with four shutouts while holding opponents to a .172 batting average with 79 strike outs. Ricketts was named WAC Pitcher of the Week five times this season and 12 times in her career. Earlier this month, she became just the second Rainbow Wahine to earn All-Region honors all four seasons of her career and the fifth UH player to earn all-WAC honors and seventh to earn all-conference honors all four years. She was a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award this season. Ricketts is also a three-time WAC all-academic player and last week became just the second UH player to ever be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. She graduated earlier this month with her bachelor's degree in psychology and was accepted into UH's master's entry nursing program for next year.