Douglass, Landrum Named To C-USA Softball Preseason All-Conference Team

Jan. 13, 2010

Birmingham, Ala. - UAB sophomore shortstop Catherine Douglass and fifth-year senior outfielder Martina Landrum have been selected to the Conference USA 2010 Preseason All-Conference Team, the league office announced Wednesday.

Douglass and Landrum were two of 14 players from across the conference selected to the team, which was voted on by the league's nine head coaches.

Douglass, a Hueytown, Ala., native, was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team after her impressive 2009 campaign. Last year, Douglass posted a batting average of .311, recording 50 hits and 31 RBI. She was second on the team in slugging percentage (.503) and third in on-base percentage (.371).

Last season Landrum, a transfer from Chipola College, was tabbed as the 2009 C-USA Co-Newcomer of the Year and was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region team for the Mideast region. Landrum led C-USA with 38 stolen bases and finished 11th nationally with 0.69 stolen bases per game. As the Blazers' leadoff hitter, she led the team with a .358 batting average and .461 on-base percentage.

Douglass, Landrum and the UAB softball team open the 2010 season on Feb. 12 against Mississippi State at 3 p.m. CT at the Mississippi State Bulldog Classic in Starkville, Miss.

Below is a complete list of the preseason awards.

Player of the Year
Megan Hill, Southern Miss

Pitcher of the Year
Toni Paisley, East Carolina

Preseason All-Conference Team
C - Camilla Carrera, UTEP
IF - Tiffany Lane, UCF
IF - Cristen Aona, ECU
IF - Catherine Douglass, UAB
IF - Alianna Telles, Marshall
IF - Vanessa Vice, Tulsa
OF - Megan Hill, Southern Miss
OF - Lauren Lindsay, Tulsa
OF - Martina Landrum, UAB
OF - Christina Merrida, ECU
P - Toni Paisley, East Carolina
P - Jackie Lawrence, Tulsa
UT - Chelsea Troupe, UTEP
DH - Jennifer Kinkert, Houston