What a way to cap off her collegiate softball career.
Logan High School product and Chapmanville native Katie Chryssofos was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Player of the Year the league announced at its annual awards banquet.
Chryssofos had an outstanding senior season with the Salem International women’s softball team.
Chryssofos was also named the All-G-MAC First-Team catcher and shattered the league’s single-season home run record of 19. She also led the conference in RBI with 61, total bases (109), slugging percentage (.916) and walks drawn (27) this season for Salem.
She also ranked fourth in the conference with a .405 batting average, second with a .509 on-base percentage and had a pair of walk-off hits to lead the Tigers this season.
Chryssofos was honored three times this season with G-MAC Hitter of the Week honors.
She is currently the G-MAC’s career leader in home runs (43), RBI (141) and total bases (298). She is the first person at Salem International in any sport to be named a conference player of the year since 2006, when former Tiger men’s basketball player Shaun McKie was named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Player of the Year.
Chryssofos has 44 career home runs. In her freshman year in 2013, she hit one homer as Salem was not a member of the G-MAC.
Chryssofos and the sixth-seeded Tigers were scheduled to begin its quest for a league championship on Thursday when they open play in the G-MAC Tournament against top-seeded Trevecca Nazarene in Xenia, Ohio at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).