LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Tennessee at Martin senior outfielder Carly Gonzales wrapped up her stellar four-year career by being named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region third team for the Central region.
The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first, second and third team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on teams, and all honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division I All-American squads.
A native of Anaheim, Calif., Gonzales completed a clean sweep of postseason awards for her career as the All-Region accolade joins her All-OVC first and second team selections along with being named OVC Freshman of the Year in 2014. Gonzales wrapped up her senior campaign by leading the team with a .377 batting average, 53 runs scored, 12 doubles and 41 stolen bases while tallying three triples, two home runs and 22 RBIs.
Gonzales set a pair of program single-season records this season while serving as a major part an OVC team record. She would conclude her career by reaching base in 35 consecutive games for a Skyhawk record while her 41 steals ranks as a program high as well. Additionally, her 41 stolen bases were included in the team’s 147 total stolen bases which broke the OVC’s single-season team record and ranked third nationally.
Having started in 197 of 207 total games played over her four-year career, Gonzales leaves the program ranked in the top-10 in 14 career statistical categories. She ranks second in career batting average (.353), second in walks (90), second in stolen bases (88), second in runs scored (147), second in stolen bases (88), third in hits (217), third in doubles (44), fourth in hit by pitch (23), fourth in extra base hits (63), fourth in total bases (311), fifth in singles (154), ninth in at bats (614), eighth in triples (seven), ninth in slugging percentage (.507), 10th in RBIs (94) and 10th in games played (207).