POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Standout catcher Mary Grace Turner (Leakesville; Greene County) has landed her second All-America honor in a matter of days. On Monday, the Pearl River sophomore was named to the NJCAA All-America Third Team. The latest honor comes a couple days after the Fastpitch News named Turner and Elizabeth Taggard (Picayune) All-America honorable mentions.
Turner had a record-setting season for PRCC as she slugged a program-high 18 homers. Her round trippers also ranked fifth nationally. The William Carey signee also hit .397 with 48 RBIs and 16 doubles in addition to playing masterfully behind the plate. Turner was named the MACJC Player of the Week once this season.
Turner was previously named to the All-Region XXIII and MACJC First Team squads.
Turner hasn't been the only Wildcat honored this offseason.
In addition to Turner and Taggard's All-America honors, freshman shortstop Brooke Fagan (Kiln; Hancock) was an All-Region and MACJC First Team selection, while freshman pitcher Grace Stringer (Moselle; South Jones) and freshman third baseman BreAnna Corkern (Watson, La.; Live Oak) joined Taggard on the MACJC Second Team.