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CACC Woman of the Year Nomination Goes to Wilmington’s Katie Warrington

Monday, July 8, 2013 - New Haven, Conn.

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Wilmington University pitcher Katie Warrington (9) delivers a pitch to Caldwell College batter during its CACC game at Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. April 08, 2013. Photo by Tim Shaffer.

Wilmington University senior softball pitcher Katie Warrington has been selected as the 2013 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference’s (CACC) Woman of the Year as announced by Commissioner Dan Mara. Warrington is now eligible for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which is selected by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics.

Warrington (Townsend, Del.) led the Wildcats to a 34-20 record this past season and was named as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second time in her career.  A three-time first team All-CACC selection, she finished the year with a 17-5 record and a conference-best 0.99 earned run average, striking out a league-high and Wilmington single-season record 230 batters in 134.1 innings.

Warrington helped lead the Wildcats to their most impressive season to date, winning a record 34 games, including a record 19 contests in the CACC. The team earned the third seed in the CACC Tournament.

Warrington recently became the first Wildcat softball student-athlete to be named All-America, earning 2013 Daktronics Honorable Mention All-America status.  She was named Daktronics All-East Region First Team for the second time in her career, as she also picked up the honor as a sophomore in 2011, her first season as a Wildcat. She earned the honor after being named First Team All-CACC and the CACC Pitcher of the Year in 2013.

The senior was a part of 11 shutouts in the season, throwing 16 complete games. Hitters only batted .160 against her on the year. She struck out a season high 17 batters twice this season, first against Felician in a non-conference game in Clermont, Fla., and then against Nyack on Senior Day. Warrington threw 13 games with double digit strikeouts for the year, compiling a program record 645 strikeouts for her three-year career.

For her career, Warrington holds the Wilmington record with a 1.09 earned run average, a .180 opponents’ batting average, an average of 10.20 strikeouts per seven innings, 17 shutouts, and 176 strikeouts looking. She also holds multiple season and individual game records, including an astounding 20 strikeouts against Franklin Pierce on March 13, 2011. Warrington tied her own single season strikeout record this season with 230, tying the mark she set in 2011.  In addition, she posted a career strikeouts per seven innings mark of 10.20, including 11.99 in 2013.

Warrington excelled in the classroom and was recognized for her efforts as the first Wildcat to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American, starting as a third team selection as a sophomore, second team as a junior and first team honoree this season.

The CACC Student-Athlete of the Month for March 2013, is a three-year member of the Wilmington Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, walked for the third year in a row in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and spent time as a Fence Judge at the St. Augustine Pony Club Harvest Fest for the second year in a row.  She also is a three-year member of the Wilmington University Athletics Advisory Board as a student-athlete representative.

The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician College, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University, University of the Sciences and Wilmington University.

Release Credit: Jonathan Harper, www.CACCAthletics.org