Autumn Storms named NFCA All-American

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Arkansas starter Autumn Storms delivers to the plate against Kentucky Friday, March 29, 2019, during the first inning at Bogle Park in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas starter Autumn Storms delivers to the plate against Kentucky Friday, March 29, 2019, during the first inning at Bogle Park in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas junior pitcher Autumn Storms was named a second team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.

Storms is the first All-American in coach Courtney Deifel's four-year tenure with the Razorbacks and only the second in program history. Miranda Dixon was a third-team selection in 2010.

“Autumn had an exceptional year,” Deifel said in a release. ”I am so incredibly proud of her, not just for her performance this year but of the work she put in and the commitment she made to make this award possible."

Storms finished her junior season with a career-high 20 wins and 1.63 ERA. She threw 15 complete games, recorded four shutouts and ranked first in the Southeastern Conference with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.93:1.

Storms' 20 wins are tied for fifth most in a season in program history.

“Not only is this an exciting recognition for Autumn," Deifel added, "but it is also a really big day for this program and her teammates."

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