COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M softball senior Emily Albus has earned a 2014 Hammer Strength All American Athlete Award for the second consecutive year, announced recently by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).
Albus (pronounced OWL-bus) was also named to the elite list of just 20 athletes nationwide in 2013 after being nominated for her efforts in the weight room by Texas A&M Strength and Conditioning Coach Raychelle Ellsworth. The Hammer Strength All American Athlete Award was created to recognize the most outstanding college athletes who exemplify the best of what it takes, on and off the field, to become an elite athlete. To be considered for this award, athletes are characterized by intensity, consistency of purpose, achievement, and teamwork.
The Brenham, Texas, native was recently named to the All-SEC Second team after she led the Texas A&M offense with a .420 average this season, and produced an SEC-best 81 hits, six of them doubles. Albus has scored 37 runs and contributed 21 RBI, while leading the team with 16 stolen bases in 18 attempts and seven sacrifice bunts. The speedy lefty is hitting .755 while bunting, with 37 hits on 49 at bats. Defensively, she contributed four assists from centerfield and turned a double play on the year, recording a .978 fielding average.
Albus and the Texas A&M softball team will learn their postseason fate Sunday as the NCAA Softball Selection Show is aired live on ESPNU at 9 p.m. CT. To learn more about Texas A&M softball, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieSoftball on Twitter.