DENVER - Carson-Newman junior outfielder Abby Fiessinger (Benton, Ky.) has been named an NFCA All-American, the organization announced at the NCAA Division II Championship banquet Wednesday evening at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Denver, Colo.
Fiesssinger makes the second team as an outfielder. This is her first All-America honor from the NFCA. She earned All-America honors from the D2CCA as a freshman utility player before garnering honorable mention honors from the organization this year in the outfield.
Fiessinger becomes Carson-Newman's first pure All-American outfielder since 2014 when Kelli Hensley earned All-America honors from Daktronics. This is Carson-Newman's 19th All-America honor all-time.
Fiessinger was a hitting machine for Carson-Newman. The junior finished the year as the SAC's regular season batting champion with a .442 average and finished the year with a .424 average. It's the 18th highest single-season batting average in program history.
She slugged .818 to become the fourth Eagle all-time to slug better than .800 for a year. She finished with the third-highest slugging percentage in program history to Brittany Hefner and Bre Lockett.
Fiessinger racked up 15 multi-hit efforts. She had a septet of three-hit days. The junior drove in five runs in a win over Tusculum, the second most in her career and tied for the 10th most for a single-game in program history.
The Benton, Ky.-native has six-multi-RBI days and was the team leader with 11 home runs.
Fiesssinger saw a 15-game hitting streak, the sixth longest in program history, come to an end in the first game of the Southeast Regionals.
The junior didn't go back-to-back games this year without a hit. Her batting average never dipped below .404 on the year. With 17 doubles, Fiessinger ranks 35th in the nation in two-baggers. Her 17 doubles are tied for the 10th most in single-season history at Carson-Newman.
Pos. First Name Last Name School
Pitcher Kylee Smith University of North Georgia
Pitcher Allison Lipovsky Grand Valley State University
Pitcher Callie Nunes Concordia University Irvine
Catcher Julia Seader Long Island University Post
First Base AnnMarie Torres Colorado Mesa University
Second Base Khmari Edwards Cameron University
Third Base JoBi Heath University of Central Oklahoma
Shortstop MaKray Odom Trevecca Nazarene University
Outfield Christa Reisinger Truman State University
Outfield Rosa'Lynn Burton Wilmington University
Outfield Sara Keeny Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Designated Player Tymber Riley Arkansas Tech University
Utility-Pitcher Taylor Robblee California University of Pennsylvania
Utility-Non-Pitcher Mary Collins Trevecca Nazarene University
At-Large-Pitcher Makaleigh Dooley University of Tampa
At-Large-Shortstop Lani Van Zyl Winona State University
At-Large-Outfield Olivia Jankowski Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Pitcher Morgan Perry Saint Anselm College
Pitcher Bailey McKittrick University of Central Oklahoma
Pitcher Jennifer Leonhardt University of Southern Indiana
Catcher Maggie Kadrlik Augustana University
First Base Emily Benson Western Washington University
Second Base Suka Van Gurp Nova Southeastern University
Third Base Rhiannon Sassman University of West Florida
Shortstop Brenna Busby Cameron University
Outfield Georgia Capell Tarleton State University
Outfield Brylynn Vallejos San Francisco State University
Outfield Ayanna Arceneaux Western Oregon University
Designated Player Kayson Boatner Anderson University (South Carolina)
Utility-Pitcher Kara Cunningham Lees-McRae College
Utility-Non-Pitcher Ali Nowak Winona State University
At-Large-First Base Kylee Moore West Texas A&M University
At-Large-Outfield Abby Fiessinger Carson-Newman University
At-Large-Pitcher Rebekah Slattery Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Pitcher Jordyn Kleman Winona State University
Pitcher Liz Pautz Winona State University
Pitcher Kelsey Sweatt University of West Florida
Catcher Bailey Byers Malone University
First Base Nikoma Holmen Grand Valley State University
Second Base Claire Johnson University of Southern Indiana
Third Base Hannah McClounie Wayne State University
Shortstop Natalie Willis Newberry College
Outfield Courtney Barnhill Angelo State University
Outfield Teala Howard University of West Florida
2019 NFCA Division II All-Americans
Outfield Peyton Mills Harding University
Designated Player Kylie Orr Northwest Nazarene University
Utility-Pitcher Megan Goodnight Arkansas Tech University
Utility-Non-Pitcher Sydney Sprinkle Concordia University Irvine
At-Large-Utility-Pitcher Ashley Mickschl Augustana University
At-Large-Third Base Shelby Booker University of Alabama in Huntsville
At-Large-Pitcher Melanie Murphy Florida Institute of Technology