Chavez, Leung and Thompson Earn All-Ivy Honors
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Three members of the Brown softball team (10-28, 4-16 Ivy League) have been named to the 2013 All-Ivy Softball Team in a vote by the Ivy League's eight head coaches. Sophomore Trista Chavez (San Pedro, CA), freshman Janet Leung (Mississauga, Ontario) and senior co-captain Stephanie Thompson (Chino, CA) were all selected to the Honorable Mention squad.
Chavez, a skilled third baseman, earns her first All-Ivy selection after a stellar sophomore campaign during which she started in all 38 of the Bears' games. She had Brown's second highest batting average at .330, notching 33 hits in 100 at-bats. Her eight home runs were a team-high and fifth best in the Ivy League, while her 32 RBIs were good for second in the league and just four shy of Brown's single season record. Chavez complied a .429 on-base percentage, which ranks seventh in the league, while her .630 slugging percentage was sixth.
Leung turned in an impressive rookie season to earn All-Ivy accolades after her first year on College Hill. The shortstop was one of four Bears to start in all 38 games, and she compiled the third best batting average on the team with a .277. She notched 33 hits in 119 at-bats, scoring 14 runs and knocking in 12 RBIs, while recording Brown's third best slugging percentage (.378) and fourth best on-base percentage (.306). She led the team with eight doubles and two triples, and ranked third in stolen bases, successfully grabbing four in six attempts.
Thompson is making her third appearance on the All-Ivy team, as the second baseman earned second team accolades after her sophomore season and first team honors at the conclusion of her junior campaign. A feared hitter throughout the league, her .412 batting average led the team and placed her second amongst all players at Ancient Eight schools. She recorded 35 hits and 16 runs, both team-highs, in 85 at-bats, and was walked on 24 occasions, also a team-high. Thompson led the league with a .541 on-base percentage, while her .635 slugging percentage was fourth best. Additionally, she was one of the toughest players to strike out, as it happened only three times over the course of the season.
The slugger's career numbers re-wrote the record books, and she ranks first in the Brown softball history in career batting average (.436), first in hits (191), first in doubles (42) and second in home runs (28). She also holds the school record for home runs in a season, hitting 13 in 2012. Her career batting average of .436 and .514 on-base percentage are both Ivy League records, while her .728 slugging percentage ranks second all-time.