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Rose named IIAC player of the year
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 8:03 AM
Luther College junior outfielder Kelsey Rose was named the 2014 IIAC position player of the year by the conference.
In addition, four other Norse were named to the all-IIAC list, released Monday.
Rose, a native of Bettendorf, emerged this season – her first full year as a position player – after spending the 2012 season as Luther's number two pitcher and the 2013 season splitting time between the circle, right field and the designated player position.
Through 36 team games, Rose has hit .479 with 58 hits, 14 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 45 RBIs, 29 runs scored and six stolen bases. She tied with Buena Vista's Stephanie Hayden for tops among all league players with 58 hits and ranked second in RBIs (45), third in doubles (14), fifth in total bases (83) and on-base percentage (.511), seventh in slugging percentage (.686).
In 14 Iowa Conference games, Rose led the conference in batting average (.490), hits (24), RBIs (16-tie with Hayden) and ranked third in on-base percentage (.528), fourth in total bases (31), fifth in stolen bases (3) and sixth in runs scored (12). During the season, she had 16 multiple-hit and 13 multiple-RBI games, including four four-hit and three four-RBI games.
She is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Ann Rose.
Maddison Woodruff, a senior from Coe College, was named the IIAC pitcher of the year. She went 20-2 this season with a 1.90 ERA
Coe Coach Bob Timmons was named the IIAC Coach of the Year. Coe won its fourth Iowa Conference titlte after going 235-8 during the season. It is the fifth time Timmons has been named the coach of the year.
Luther had five players named to the Iowa Conference team, including a league-high four first teamers.
Becca Girvan was named first team pitcher. The senior from Maple Grove, Minn., was named second team in 2013, first team in 2012, was the 2012 IIAC pitcher of the year and was named second team in 2011. She is the daughter of Dan and Gwen Girvan.
Carli Radil earned her first conference honor. The sophomore first baseman from Chanhassen, Minn., is the daughter of Terry and Karen Radil.
Miranda McCay, a sophomore utility player from Waukee, was a first-team honoree. She was named first team in 2013. She is the daughter of Keith and Brenda McCay
Rose was also named first team.
Paige Lobdell was named second team all-conference. It was her first conference honor. She is a sophomores third baseman from Sterling, Ill. She is the daughter of Brian and Lisa Lobdell.