Concordia University placed four on the Omaha World Herald’s NAIA All-Nebraska Softball Team announced earlier this week. Nicole Sempek, Clarissa Eloge, Nicole Baker and Mikaela Klein were selected to this year’s team.
Sempek (Columbus, Neb.) was a first team All-GPAC performer after posting a 16-9 record on the mound in her junior season. She had a 2.48 ERA and ranked near the top in several conference categories including strikeouts (161), wins and appearances (28). Sempek started 24 of Concordia’s 44 games this past year. She was an honorable mention selection by the Omaha World Herald following the 2010 season.
Eloge (Rising City, Neb.) finished her Bulldog career in style with an impressive senior year in 2011. She was a first team All-GPAC selection for the fourth time. Eloge started all 44 games in 2011 and led the team in several offensive categories including batting average (.417), doubles (17), RBI’s (24), on-base percentage (.490) and stolen bases (12). Clarissa was the Honorary Captain of the World Herald’s All-NAIA Team in 2010.
Baker (Arvada, Colo.) earned first team All-GPAC honors for the third straight year in 2011. She started 41 games during her senior year in the outfield for the Bulldogs and led the team in several offensive categories including at bats (143), runs scored (39), triples (6), total bases (92) and slugging percentage (.643). Baker also tied for the team lead with 55 hits and five homers during the 2011 season.
Klein (Grand Island, Neb.) started 32 games during her junior year and was the primary designated player for Concordia in the 2011 season. She hit .308 and tied for the team lead in homers with five. Klein also ranked third on the team with a .551 slugging percentage.
Concordia posted a 27-17 overall record with a 14-8 mark in conference play during the 2011 season.