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Softball News & Highlights

June 20, 2013

Fair Earns Inquirer Honor

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Janelle Fair starts her wind-up in a 3-0 win over local rival Haverford College.

PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association released the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team for Softball. Eastern University senior Janelle Fair earned recognition on the team for her work in the classroom and on the field.

Fair, who pitched and played shortstop in her senior season, graduated in May with a 3.87 GPA and Eastern's program leader in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts. In 2012, she was the Freedom Conference pitcher of the year.

She was a force at the plate as well. She hit a career-best .417 with 45 hits, 9 home runs, and 34 RBIs. She stands in second place on Eastern's career lists with a  .375 career batting average and 155 hits.

Fair threw five shutouts in her 14 wins this year. She was again selected as an All-Confrerence player by Freedom Conferencecoaches. This is Fair's second appearance on the Academic All-Area team.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Teams are selected by Sports Information Directors  from nominees from 28 area colleges and universities. St. Joseph's Dana Parks was named performer of the Year. 

Updated: Thursday, 20 June 2013

Coaches

Brittany Stroop

Brittany Stroop

Coach Stroop is in her fourth year at the helm of the Eastern University Softball program for 2012-13.

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