Salem International University senior Katie Chryssofos, a Logan High School graduate and Chapmanville native, was named a Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) First-Team All-American announced the organization Tuesday evening.
Chryssofos becomes the first Tiger in the history of the softball program to be selected to an All-America team. She is also the first All-American from Salem International since 2006, when former men’s basketball player Shaun McKie earned the laurel, and the first female student-athlete to be named to an All-America team since women’s basketball player Charlotte Powell earned second-team NAIA All-America honors in 1995.
A three-year starter, Chryssofos shattered the single-season school record and ranks among the national leaders with 19 homers. She also led the team with a .396 batting average (53-for-134), 61 RBI, 39 runs scored and 30 walks. The Chapmanville, West Virginia native registered an .896 slugging percentage and .509 on-base percentage while primarily hitting No. 3 in the lineup. Chryssofos collected 16 multi-RBI games and belted a pair of home runs in a game three times this season.
The 5-foot-8 junior started all 50 games for the Tigers this season and helped the team to 23 wins, the most in program history. Chryssofos contributed a pair of walk-off hits for the team, including a two-out, two-run homer in a 4-3 win over Ursuline on March 24 this past season.
Formally sponsored by Daktronics, the Division II CCA All-America Teams are voted on by the sports information directors of NCAA Division II institutions.