Riverland softball player receives national All-American honor

Published 8:50 am Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Laura Meyer from Minneapolis, a Riverland Community College sophomore and Blue Devil softball player, received national recognition for athletic play during the 2010 season.

The National Junior College Athletic Association released its 2009-10 All-American teams for softball. Meyer earned Second Team All-American honors in Softball.

Meyer batted .535 this season for Riverland, collecting 77 hits in 144 at bats and had a 40-game hitting streak this spring.

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She led the team in batting (.535), hits (77), and runs (48) while her team finished as division champions, fourth in the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference state tournament and runner-up in the Region 13 championships.

In her freshman year, Meyer hit .509 (59-for-116) and had a 33-game hitting streak as she collected a hit in every contest played in 2008-09, leading her team to a fourth place finish in the state and third place in the Region 13 tournament.

For two consecutive seasons, Laura was named to the MCAC All-Division team, All-State Team and All Region 13.

Meyer, a catcher for this year’s squad, is majoring in business and carried a cumulative GPA of 3.42.

The Blue Devils finished the season 31-12 and ranked fifth in the NJCAA national poll. Their season ended May 14 with consecutive loses to Rochester Community and Technical College in the Region 13A Tournament.