May 30, 2012
IRVING, Texas – C-USA Player of the Year Camilla Carrera of UTEP and Houston catcher Haley Outon have been named National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Americans, as announced by the organization Wednesday. Carrera is the first player in UTEP history to be named All-American and was selected as a utility player. Outon is the fourth Cougar to earn NFCA All-America honors. The duo become the 26th and 27th C-USA players to earn NFCA All-America honors since 2000.
Carrera becomes the first player in C-USA to be tabbed to the All-America first team since DePaul's Lindsay Chouinard in 2003.
The slugger from Laveen, Ariz. belted 32 home runs and slugged 1.199 during her senior campaign. Both marks are the second-best in NCAA Division I single-season history. Her average of 0.60 home runs per game set a new single-season standard in the NCAA record book.
Carrera's batting average of .453 ranks sixth nationally as does her walks per game (0.92) and her on-base percentage of 0.604 ranks third. Carrera posted C-USA bests in runs (62), RBIs (66), total bases (169), and walks (49).
The utility player, who saw time at first base, catcher and as designated player, finds her name at the top of the C-USA record book with her tally for home runs and total bases, while her total for runs and RBIs have her second for single-season totals in league history. Carrera recorded 18-multi RBI games, 17 multi-hit games, and 7 multi-HR games during the 2012 slate.
Outon, a first-team all-conference selection, ranked No. 6 in the nation in home runs and tied an NCAA record with a home run in six consecutive games. The Pflugerville, Texas, native belted a program-record 22 home runs this year.
The catcher also set a school record for RBIs in a single season with her total of 63. She tied with teammate Holly Anderson for the team lead in batting average (.374), Outon earned her first NFCA All-Region Selection this year.