SALEM, Va. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Softball Coaches and the Sport Information Directors Association announced the 2018 All-Conference Teams Monday afternoon and Shaw University senior Brittany Kline (Choctaw Beach, FL) was selected Second Team All-CIAA.


The 5-foot-3 second baseman earned the honor after leading the Lady Bears majority of the season with a batting average of .384. She also led the team in doubles with a total of six while also producing 28 hits, 17 RBI, 13 runs scored, three triples and one grand slam.


Kline's efforts and leadership was instrumental in the Lady Bears making its first appearance to the 2018 CIAA Softball Championships for the first time in seven years. Shaw finished the regular season 10-18, 8-8 CIAA and 4-6 in the Southern Division.   


Shaw enters the tournament as the No. 4 seed of the South and will face off with the No. 1 seed Chowan Monday, Apr. 30 at Moyer Park in Salem, Va. First pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m. Live updates will be available on www.shawbears.com or via Twitter @ShawBears.


For a complete list of the 2018 CIAA Softball All-Conference Team, please see below:


First Team

Pitcher: Shannon Buchannan, CU

Catcher: Lindsey Stigler, CU

First Base: Beth Walker, CU

Second Base: Haley Cooper, CU

Third Base: Brittany Parson, CU

Short Stop: Jacqueline Pickering, BSU

Outfielder: Kris Neal, CU

Outfielder: Tamiera Sanchez, SAU

Outfielder: Maggie Smith, FSU

Designated Player: Samantha Gibbs, WSSU

Utility: Marley Parker, SAU


Second Team

Pitcher: MaKayla August, SAU

Catcher: Shi-Cara Goins, FSU

First Base: Jasmine Rios, SAU

Second Base: Brittany Kline, Shaw

Third Base: Akera McPhaul, SAU

Short Stop: Haley Sessoms, SAU

Outfielder: Jasmine Holloman, WSSU

Outfielder: Donya Salman, CU

Outfielder: Shenice Harrison, JCSU

Utility: Erica Davis, WSSU


Rookie of the Year: Beth Walker, CU


All-Rookie Team

Beth Walker, CU

Nyla Howard, WSSU

Mechelle Moss, SAU

Mackenzie Taggart, CU

Audrenik Howard, VUU

Annie Brenner, VUU

Dejjaa Williams, JCSU

Tatyana Mars, JCSU

Destiny Middleton, WSSU


For the most up-to-date information on Shaw softball field and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.