Bartlett named SCAC Offensive Player of the Year; seven players earn all-SCAC honors
May 23, 2006May 23, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Senior outfielder Carolyn Bartlett was voted the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was one of seven DePauw players selected to the all-conference squad. Barlett is the first freshman to win the SCAC Offensive Player of the Year Award and led the conference with a .449 batting average. She also paced the league in total bases (86), on-base percentage (.479) and hits (61). Her batting average and hits along with her 44 runs batted in established DePauw single-season records. Bartlett was earlier selected to the Division III All-Central Region First Team. Joining Bartlett on the first team were junior first baseman Jessica Krueger and freshman designated player Rachel Gill. Krueger hit .371 for the Tigers and posted a .987 fielding percentage. She was an honorable mention selection last year.
Gill was second on the team with a .396 average and led the squad with 12 doubles which is the second highest single-season total in school history. Her four homers equaled the school record. Gill was a second team all-Central Region selection.Senior catcher Ashley Sewell and junior pitcher Lauren Curosh were second team choices, while freshman outfielder Chelsy Patterson and freshman second baseman Lauren Rees earned honorable mention. Sewell hit .322 for the Tigers and drove in 36 runs and posted a .986 fielding percentage. Curosh set a DePauw single-season wins record with 18 against just eight losses. She recorded seven shutouts and posted a 2.78 earned run average. Patterson was third on the team with a .389 average and led the team with 12 stolen bases. Rees hit .370 and led the team with a school-record 44 runs scored. DePauw finished with a school-record 31 wins against just 10 losses and finished second at the SCAC tournament. The complete all-SCAC team is available here. Back