UC Davis is well represented on this year’s Big West Softball All-Conference Team. A total of four Aggies were named to one of the three levels of awards. Alex Holmes received first-team honors as a designated player while Kelly Harman was named Freshman Field Player of the Year. Harman became the first Aggie to claim a major Big West postseason individual award. Honorable mentions went to Jessica Hancock (pitcher), Holmes (pitcher), Harman (shortstop) and Belinda Paine (outfield).
Holmes finished the season with a .275 batting average, including a .429 average over the last eight games. Holmes was second on the team with 19 RBI and had a total of nine extra-base hits. In the circle, the sophomore led the team and was fourth in the Big West with a 1.83 ERA to go along with 108 strikeouts and three shutouts. She also had 13 complete games and a save.
Harman led UC Davis with a .295 batting average. She was also top on the team in homers (five), RBI (23) and slugging percentage (.429). Harman started all but one game this season and had six games with at least two RBI. Harman also led the Aggies in multiple-hit games (13). She batted .328 in Big West games.
Hancock received postseason Big West honors for the second straight year. She led the conference with 172 strikeouts and was fifth in ERA (1.85). She also finished with 13 wins, five shutouts and 14 complete games. Paine batted .274 and collected a team-high 48 hits. She led the Aggies with 12 stolen bases and finished her career as the all-time Aggie leader in swipes.
Men’s track and field
Jamie Feaster, who qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships in the pole vault during the Sacramento State Open, was named the Big West Conference Men’s Field Co-Athlete of the Week.
Feaster, a senior from Vacaville, Calif., earned his honor after vaulting 16 feet, 6.75 inches while earning third place at the meet. He picked up his first regional berth with the vault, became the second Aggie pole vaulter to qualify for the meet this season and moved into a tie for fourth all-time at UC Davis.
It was his first career honor from the Big West. Feaster shared the award with Andrew Sullivan of Cal State Fullerton, who had the same pole vault mark during his competition at the Oxy Invitational.
Aggie Digest is compiled by the California Aggie sports staff with briefs from the UC Davis athletics website, ucdavisaggies.com.