YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Carson-Newman junior outfielder has wrapped up her third year at Mossy Creek with an appearance on CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team.
Fiessinger becomes the softball program's seventh academic All-American and the first since Elayna Siebert earned back-to-back spots on the first team in 2015 and 2016. She is the Carson-Newman athletic department's 20th academic All-American in the last seven years and the departments 36th dating back to 1992.
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.
She adds the Academic All-America honor to second team All-America honors from the NFCA and honorable mention All-America honors from the D2CCA.