Andrea Filler, Amy Letourneau named first-team all-Big Ten
Northwestern seniors Andrea Filler and Amy Letourneau were named to the all-Big Ten first team, the conference announced Wednesday.
Filler, who was named to her second consecutive all-conference first team, has been a staple at shortstop for the Cats since transferring from Boston College in 2013. She hit .327 and led NU with 16 home runs and 56 RBIs this season.
Letourneau, meanwhile, has excelled both in the circle and at the plate. She has a 13-10 record and 3.03 ERA in 21 starts. Her 155 innings pitched are more than double her closest competitor. At the plate, the 2013 all-Big Ten first-team honoree hit .341 with 14 home runs and added 56 RBIs.
Also, freshman third baseman Morgan Nelson and sophomore centerfielder Sabrina Rabin were named to the second team. Nelson hit .320 with 41 RBIs, and Rabin hit a team-leading .341 while serving as the team’s leadoff hitter.
Letourneau was also named to the all-defensive team, and senior infielder Aubrie May was NU’s sportsmanship award honoree.
The Cats begin Big Ten Tournament play Friday in State College, Pennsylvania.
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