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April 28, 1997

Holmes Garners All-ACC Softball Honors

Sophomore From Santa Barbara Named Top Second Baseman in the Conference

Charlottesville, Va. -- Virginia 2B Stacy Holmes (Santa Barbara, Calif.) was named to the 1997 All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. Holmes was the only Virginia representative and lone second baseman to be named to the 12 member team. Virginia finished the regular season in second place in the ACC with a 6-2 record (17-16 overall).

Holmes followed up an impressive freshman campaign (.250, 3 2B, 4 3B, 9 RBI) with better sophomore season in which she led the Cavaliers in RBI (14) and home runs (3). Two of Holmes' three home runs came during the ACC Tournament. Holmes tallied seven multi-hit games in 32 starts for the Cavaliers and she will enter next season just one hit shy of 50 for her career. Holmes also was a stalwart defensively for UVa, as she committed just five errors while recording an impressive .966 fielding percentage. Over the final 21 games, Holmes made just one error as Virginia recorded their ninth winning season in the past 10 years.

Holmes 1997 Statistics
GP-GS    AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR  RBI BB  SO  E   Fldg%   OB%   AVG
32-32   101  12  24  3   3   3   14  5   7   5   .966   .274  .238

1997 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Team
Brandy Arthur       Jr. P / OF      North Carolina  Spring, Texas
Wendy Braye         Sr. C           Florida State   Arvada, Colo.
Myssi Calkins       Sr. OF          Florida State   Littleton, Colo.
Kristy Fuentes      Sr. P           Florida State   Whittier, Calif.
Stacy Holmes        So. 2B          Virginia        Santa Barbara, Calif.
Kristy Hull         Jr. OF / C      Florida State   Phoenix, Ariz.
Tricia Hunt         So. 3B          Maryland        Germantown, Pa.
Cortney Madea       Fr. DH          Maryland        Northampton, Pa.
Misty Molin         Jr. 1B / OF     Florida State   Jackson, Calif.
Kelly Shipman       So. P / SS      Maryland        Huntingtown, Md.
Lauren Webb         Jr. 3B          Georgia Tech    Stone Mountain, Ga.
Laura Williams      Sr. SS          Georgia Tech    Stone Mountain, Ga.

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