UMSL softball players Hannah Perryman and Madison Zbaraschuk

Hannah Perryman (left) is a freshman pitcher on the UMSL softball team, and Madison Zbaraschuk is a sophomore catcher.

Freshman pitcher Hannah Perryman, of the University of Missouri–St. Louis softball team, has been named First Team All-Midwest Region by both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and Daktronics, Inc. Additionally, sophomore catcher Madison Zbaraschuk was tabbed to the Second Team All-Midwest Region by both groups.

Perryman, who was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, and was a five-time recipient of the league’s Pitcher of the Week award, led the NCAA Division II in strikeouts with 352. Her 12.2 strikeouts per seven innings also topped the national rankings. Additionally, Perryman ranks fifth nationally in hits per seven innings, allowing just 3.9, and is ninth with 10 shutouts.

The young hurler posted a 24-6 record in the circle with a 1.57 ERA.

Zbaraschuk is an all-region repeat selection. She earned first team accolades from the NFCA as a freshman and was a second team honoree by Daktronics, Inc. Zbaraschuk tied a UMSL single-season record with 54 RBIs and finished second on the yearly charts with 12 home runs, one off the record. She ends the season with a team-best .371 batting average and tallied 63 hits, including seven doubles, and scored 34 runs. Zbaraschuk ranks 30th nationally in RBIs and 47th in home runs.

The Daktronics, Inc. all-region teams are nominated and voted on by sports information directors from schools in the respective regions. It is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., and focuses on awarding outstanding performances by student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level. First-team honorees advance to the national ballot for All-America consideration.

Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell

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