Butler's Islava named to NJCAA All-American softball team

Butler's Islava named to NJCAA All-American softball team

Butler sophomore Monica Islava was named to the 2015 NJCAA Division I All-American third team on Wednesday. Islava becomes Butler's 11th All-American in 10 years under head coach Doug Chance.

Islava, from Nogales, Ariz., was Butler's offensive triple-crown performer, leading the team in batting average (.447), home runs (15) and runs batted in (61). She also led the Grizzlies in doubles (19), on-base percentage (.513) and slugging percentage (.943) while stealing 17 bases and scoring 48 runs. Islava started all 49 games this year, playing third base, shortstop and left field.

In addition to receiving All-American honors, Islava was named a first-team All-KJCCC selection at third base. Islava was also named KJCCC Jayhawk West Player of the Week honors for March 9-15, as she hit a red-hot .739 at the plate with four home runs, eight doubles and 20 runs batted in. Islava was also a second-team All-Jayhawk West selection at shortstop as a freshman.

  BUTLER SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICANS  
Player Honor Year
Robyn Sadowski    NJCAA 2006
Sadie Ball NJCAA 2007
Lauren Supak NJCAA 2008
Gabrielle Hart NJCAA, NFCA    2009
Kacy Covert NJCAA 2010
Maggie Ham NJCAA, NFCA  2013
Sydney Stuever NJCAA, NFCA   2013
Kate James NJCAA 2013
Ashley Malone NFCA 2013
Sydnee Eck NJCAA 2014
Monica Islava NJCAA 2015