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Two Lady Bulldogs named first team All-Americans
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University of Georgia sophomores Alisa Goler and Taylor Schlopy were named 2009 Easton All-America First-Team softball selections according to an announcement made by Easton Sports, Inc., on Thursday.  

The Easton All-America recognition adds to an already impressive list of honors for both Goler and Schlopy.

The sophomore duo have also been named All-America selections by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), named NFCA All-Southeast Region, All-Southeastern Conference First Team and were both selected to Women's College World Series all-tournament team.


Goler was a top 10 finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, and she set several school and SEC records in 2009.

Goler set school records for batting average (.455), a nation's-best slugging percentage (.994), on-base percentage (.551), home runs (24), extra-base hits (41), runs-batted in (83), total bases (164), walk-to-strikeout ratio (6.00 – 36 walks/6 strikeouts) and "toughest to strikeout" (0.036 = 6 strikeouts/165 at-bats).

She became just the second player in school history to lead in all of the "triple crown" categories – batting average, home runs and RBI.

Jessi Cerra achieved the feat in both 1997 and 1998.

In the SEC, Goler led the conference in home runs, RBI, total bases, slugging percentage and on-base percentage and was tied for the league lead in doubles (17).

Her 83 RBI and .994 slugging percentage established new SEC records while her 24 home runs were one shy of the league record set by Alabama's Kelly Kretschman in 1998. Goler's on-base percentage was the seventh-best in league history, and her batting average was eighth-best.

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