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Barton Softballs Harper named NFCA All-American
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Harper named NFCA All-American - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

There was one final award for Erica Harper to hang on her wall — third team All-American.

Harper was recognized as a third team pick by the National Fastpitch Coaches Associations after her record breaking season for Barton Community College.

Harper was a first team All-West Region pick by the NFCA as well as a third team All-American for NJCAA Division I.

The sophomore from Topeka Seaman High School led the NJCAA in home runs with 26 and finished second in RBI with 94.

Both those numbers led Region VI where she was picked the Most Valuable Player.  She also led the region in runs scored with 71, total bases with 181 and extra base hits with 39. She finished fifth in batting with a .457 average.

Harper broke the Barton single season record in home runs, RBI, batting average, runs scored and hits (90).

She is the career record holder at Barton in home runs (35), RBI (141), batting average (.464), hits (156), and doubles (34).

Harper helped the Cougars to a 36-20 record and the school’ first Region VI title in 22 years.

She will continue her career at Emporia State next season.