For the second time in her career, Georgia softball’s Cortni Emanuel was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American after being voted to the third team, as announced by the organization on Wednesday.
C. Emanuel’s selection makes it 26 in Georgia’s history, becoming the seventh Bulldog to earn two or more All-America honors. Of this year’s list, the junior is one of 13 from the Southeastern Conference.
An NFCA First-Team All-Region and First-Team All-SEC honoree this season, C. Emanuel used her speed to rank first in the SEC and 10th in the nation with 43 stolen bases, 12 more than the next closest player in the league. The Texas native ranks in the top 30 nationally with a .423 batting average and 80 hits, as both are fourth among conference players. In SEC-only stats, C. Emanuel led the league with a .410 average, 34 hits and 12 stolen bases in SEC play.
A two-time finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year, the outfielder is already making her way into the Georgia career record books. C. Emanuel is second in all-time steals, as her 121 career swiped bags makes her just the second Bulldog ever to steal over 100 bases. The junior is also ninth with 158 runs and 240 hits after three years in Athens. Her .412 average would rank third behind Nicole Barber’s .414 and her sister’s, Sydni Emanuel, record-setting .432 clip.