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DeDreu, Gahan and Odom Named NFCA All-Region

DeDreu, Gahan and Odom Named NFCA All-Region

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced its NCAA Division III All-Region selections and Thomas More University had three student-athletes selected as senior pitcher Alix DeDreu (Rising Sun, Ind./Rising Sun), junior first baseman Andrea Gahan (Cincinnati, Oak Hills) and senior utility player Mary Beth Odom (Taylor Mill, Ky./Dixie Heights) were all first team All-Central Region selections.

In the circle this season DeDreu had a 1.39 earned run average with a 21-6 record as she pitched 160.2 innings and recorded 189 strikeouts.  Her strikeouts are a Thomas More single-season record while her 21 wins ranks second.  At the plate, DeDreu set the school's single season record for hits with 77, doubles with 26 and batting average with a .490 average.  DeDreu is graduating with the Thomas More career record in hits (254), at-bats (607), doubles (61), RBI (149), wins (67), strikeouts (527) and ERA (1.73).

Gahan batted .439 as she was 61-of-139 at the plate with 14 home runs, 14 doubles, 53 RBI and 46 runs scored.  Her runs scored and RBI are tied for second in Thomas More single season record book and her home runs are tied for third in the record book.  Gahan is ranked in the Top-5 in four Thomas More career record categories as she is tied for second in home runs (38), tied for third in RBI (42), fourth in doubles (44) and home runs (five).

Odom played shortstop, second base and outfield this season as she batted .410 with 48 hits, nine doubles, 15 home runs, 43 RBI and 45 runs scored.  Her home runs are tied for second in Thomas More's single season records and her RBIs are ranked fifth.  Odom graduates ranked in the Top-5 in two Thomas More career statistical categories as she is tied for second with home runs (38) and fourth in RBI (125).

Thomas More concluded the season with a 34-11 record as it won the American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Championship and finished as NCAA Division III regional finalists.