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Augustana's Pickett Named NCAA Saves Champion

Augustana P Carley Pickett. Image courtesy Augustana College
Augustana College
Augustana P Carley Pickett. Image courtesy Augustana College

INDIANAPOLIS – Carley Pickett, of the Augustana College softball team, was named the 2014 NCAA Division II Statistical Champion for saves.

Pickett finished with nine saves for the Vikings during the 2014 season, leading all players in Division II.

The left-handed hurler from Maplewood, Minn. posted a 2.32 ERA last season, picking up 17 wins in 41 appearances (26 starts). Pickett tossed eight complete games and five shutouts in 2014 while striking out 128 batters in 165.2 innings of work.

Pickett is the second player in three seasons to earn statistical champion for saves at Augustana. Chelsey Durland, Augustana's career-leader in saves (18), led the nation with 15 saves in 2012. Pickett recorded four saves during her freshman campaign in 2013 and ranks second all-time as a Viking with 13 career saves.

Augustana finished the 2014 season with an overall record of 46-15, marking its fourth 40-plus win season in the last five years while making its 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance, including its fifth straight regional appearance. Augustana went 23-7 in the NSIC which was good for a third place finish in the final league standings.

Courtesy - Augustana Sports Information