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Jaquish, Landry, Walljasper Named NFCA All-Americans

Jaquish, Landry, Walljasper Named NFCA All-Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY – LSU seniors Sahvanna Jaquish and Bailey Landry along with junior Allie Walljasper were named NFCA All-Americans, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon.

Jaquish, a first-team catcher, became the first player in school history to earn All-America honors all four years and just the 33rd in the history of the award. Jaquish and Landry became the second duo in school history to earn first-team honors in the same season.

Landry was named to the first team for the first time in her career. The Louisiana native was also named to the second team after an outstanding sophomore season. Walljasper rounded out the group as a member of the third team. The honor marked the second time the pitcher has been named an All-American.

This season, Jaquish set the all-time career RBI record and moved into the NCAA Top-10 list after a four-RBI performance against Florida State on Sunday. Jaquish is also just three RBI away from setting the SEC record. On the season, Jaquish owns a .331 average and has earned a school record 62 walks.

Landry set the LSU career hits record with 291 in game three of the NCAA super regional against Florida State with an RBI triple in the top of the seventh inning. Landry is two hits away from breaking the single-season hits record of 90 set by Ashlee Ducote in 2000. The Tigers’ starting right fielder owns the top spot on the team in batting average, hits, triples and stolen bases.

Walljasper has totaled 17 wins this season and in 32 appearances. Walljasper gave up just one home run during the entire regular season. The top moment of the season for the pitcher came in game two against Florida State when she tossed a one-hit shutout to keep the Tigers’ dream of Oklahoma City alive.

Jaquish, Landry, Walljasper and the rest of the Tigers open play at the 2017 Women’s College World Series at 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday against No. five seed UCLA. The game will be televised live on ESPN.

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