SEWARD, Neb. – The release of the 2018 NAIA Softball All-Americans marked the end of a drought for the Concordia University softball program. GPAC Player of the Year Hhana Haro appeared on the list of honorable mention All-America selections announced on Friday (June 1) by the NAIA. Haro is the first Bulldog softball player to earn some form of All-America accolades since Samantha Hellbusch in 2008.
Based on the numbers, Haro stated a compelling case for All-America honors. The freshman from Garden Grove, Calif., led the GPAC and ranked fourth nationally with a .494 batting average in 2018. Among all NAIA players, she also ranked second in hits per game (1.81), third in doubles per game (0.48), fifth in total bases per game (2.74) and 26th in slugging percentage (.747). She broke program single-season records for hits (76) and doubles (20). She also slugged five homers and drove in 38 runs.
Haro was named the program’s first GPAC Player of the Year since 2009 and just its second all-time. Said Haro, “I was really shocked. When I found out it was just crazy to think as a freshman I was able to accomplish this. I was so excited to call my friends and family and my mom to tell her what happened.”