May 30, 2012
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Kristyn Sandberg and Erin Arevalo were named All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, it was announced on Wednesday. Sandberg was named to the second team as a catcher, while Arevalo picked up third-team honors as a pitcher. Sandberg and Arevalo join nine former Bulldogs who have earned 17 NFCA All-America honors.
Sandberg was the Bulldogs triple crown winner, leading the team in home runs, RBI and batting average. The Island Park, N.Y., native finished the season with 19 home runs, 51 RBI and hit at a .355 clip in 62 games this season. Sandberg also recorded 49 hits, including six doubles and a triple, earning her a slugging percentage of .826. The senior also had a knack for getting on base, as she drew a team-best 52 walks and was hit by a pitch 15 times during the season that helped her to an on-base percentage of .560. Sandberg was also named to the All-Southeastern Conference team and the SEC Softball Community Service team.
Arevalo anchored the Georgia pitching staff during the 2012 season, finishing with a 27-9 record and an ERA of just 1.40 in 245 innings pitched. She became the fifth player in Georgia history to record over 200 strikeouts in a season, finishing with 270 compared to just 51 walks. The Lathrop, Calif., native threw 28 complete games in 39 appearances, earning one save. Arevalo was also a second team All-SEC member and was named to the SEC All-Tournament team.
Sandberg and Arevalo joined 54 student-athletes from 33 different institutions representing 13 conferences as All-Americans.