Simpson University Softball Team Earns Cal Pac Honors
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - After clinching its sixth straight California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac) title, Simpson University’s softball team had two players and a coach receive top conference honors and six players named to the all-conference team.
As the regular season champion, Simpson was selected to host the 2017 Cal Pac Softball Championships on May 4-7. They will host La Sierra University, Marymount California University, Benedictine University at Mesa at the Simpson Softball Field in up to seven games. Click here for tournament details. The winner of the tournament will advance to an NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round.
The community is invited to attend any of the games. Learn more at simpsonredhawks.com.
Paris Hallums, a senior from Rescue, Calif., was named Cal Pac Pitcher of the Year for the fourth straight year. She was 7-1 in conference action and threw back-to-back no-hitters. She led the Cal Pac in Earned Run Average (0.78), Batter Struck Out per Game (7.93), Batters Struck Out (51), and wins; she ranked second in five other pitching categories.
Madison Wright, a sophomore from Whittier, Calif., was named Cal Pac Player of the Year. She led the Cal Pac in nine offensive categories: Slugging Percentage (.778), Runs Scored per Game (1.22), Runs Scored (22), Hits per Game (1.67), Doubles per Game (0.61), Doubles (11), Total Bases per Game (2.72), Total Bases (49), and On Base Percentage (0.521). She ranked second in batting average (.476).
Simpson’s head softball coach Wayne Stower was named Cal Pac Coach of the Year for the fourth straight year (six overall). During that four-year span, the Red Hawks have compiled a 59-6 Cal Pac record. The Red Hawks have won seven Cal Pac titles in the last eight years.
Simpson also competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). They are ranked No. 17.
Information from the California Pacific Conference
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations