DECATUR, AL - The SSAC announced the 2019 softball awards on Wednesday the 1st at the banquet in Decatur, AL and 7 Knights won awards for their performances on the field and in the classroom this year.
Margaret Simmons was named to the 1st Team All-Confernece and the All-Academic Team. Simmons batted .376 this season with 64 hits in 52 games, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 6 home runs, 20 RBI and 36 runs scored, a .430 OBP, and a .938 fielding percentage.
Caroline Newton was named to the All-Freshman Team, All-Freshman Team, and Gold Glove. Newton batted .337 in 52 games with 56 hits, 24 runs scored, 31 RBI, 11 doubles, 4 triples, and 3 RBI. In the circle for the Knights, Newton had a 14-10 record on the season in 169.2 innings pitched and a 2.76 ERA. She earned her spot on the Gold Glove Team with a .942 fileding percentage in 154 chances at pitcher and third base.
Madison Bivinswas also named to the 2nd Team All-Conference. She batted .376 with a .403 on-base percentage, 65 hits, 37 runs scored, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, and 29 RBI for the Knights with a .557 slugging percentage.
Meagan Coleman, Maggie Burkhalter, Taylro Sheffield, and Brittany Wilt all earned spots with Simmons on the All-Academic team by having a 3.25 GPA and 24 hours of earned credits. Coleman also was named the team's Champions of Character selection.
The Knights open tournament play on Thursday. Live stats and video links will be post on www.MGAKnights.com.