Wheaton College (Ill.) Kelly Thornton named to the 2019 NFCA All-Region team for softball
Wheaton senior Kelly Thornton was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Great Lakes Region First Team as a utility selection for her efforts this season at pitcher, second base and shortstop.
Thornton is a three-time All-Region selection, earning First Team honors this season and in 2018 to go with Third Team recognition in 2017.
hornton, the 2019 CCIW Player of the Year, is a four-time First Team All-CCIW honoree. Overall for the year, Thornton posted a .442 (57-for-129) batting average in 39 games, with a .500 on-base percentage and .674 slugging percentage. She hit four home runs this year, with 18 doubles. She scored 31 runs and tallied 37 RBI this year. Thornton tied Wheaton's single-season record for total bases with 87 this season and her 59 hits ranks second in the record books. Her 18 doubles in 2019 ranks second in Wheaton's single-season record book and her 37 RBI this year ranks fifth.
Thornton graduates from Wheaton ranked in the top-five in 10 different offensive categories, including the all-time leader in hits (182) and total bases (299). Her 51 career doubles ranks second all-time in program history, she is third in career batting average (.408), third in home runs (18), third in RBI (116) and tied for third in runs scored (110).To view these students click here: https://wheaton.meritpages.com/achievements/Wheaton-College-Ill-Kelly-Thornton-named-to-the-2019-NFCA-All-Region-team-for-softball/107316