Ong Earns First Team All-Northeast Region Honors

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Jennifer Ong. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Led Team In Batting, Hits

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Jennifer Ong, who led the Yale softball team with a .351 batting average and 54 hits, has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Northeast Region first team.

Ong, who started 46 games at second base, finished second in the Ivy League with 54 hits. She also was fifth in average (.351) and sixth in on base percentage (.409). Ong, who just completed her junior year at Yale, ended the season with a 14-game hitting streak.

The last Yale player to earn all-region recognition was Katie Edwards in 2009.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each region, and all the honorees will now be eligible for selection to one of three 2012 NFCA Division I All-American teams.

A total of 263 players representing 129 different institutions comprise this season's regional teams, including first and second teams for each region.

The 2012 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 30, on NFCA.org.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity