CLEVELAND - The Mid-American Conference announced Monday its Softball All-Academic Team for the 2012 season. Making the squad for Miami was senior pitcher Jessica Simpson. It is the second consecutive year she has received that honor.
Simpson finished her career in 2012 holding nearly every pitching record in the Miami record books. She also owns Mid-American Conference career records for wins (101) and shutouts (45).
During her senior campaign, Simpson led the RedHawks with a 32-15 record and a 1.06 ERA. The 32 wins, along with her 358 strikeouts were both single-season school records, breaking the records she set in 2011. She won the MAC Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season and was named the MAC Tournament MVP for the second time in her career. At the NCAA Tournament, she held fifth-ranked Tennessee scoreless, leading the RedHawks to a 1-0 win. Simpson was also named to the All-Mideast Region Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, and earned a spot in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd segment on May 29.