Hegsted Named a USCAA Honorable Mention All-American

BUENA VISTA, Va.—After a stellar sophomore campaign, Southern Virginia University softball third baseman Cheyenne Hegsted was named a United States Collegiate Athletic Association Honorable Mention All-American for her efforts during the 2014 season.

The Rupert, Idaho native ended the season ranked 28th in the Capital Athletic Conference with a team-high .389 batting average, .436 on-base percentage, a .486 slugging percentage to go with 28 hits. She led the team as well as the CAC with 19 stolen bases.

"Cheyenne has a deep-rooted passion for softball which she demonstrates both on and off the field," said former Southern Virginia head coach Duste Grawrock. "She is always asking for more, constantly pushing herself and her teammates to elevate their level of play. She is softball savvy and makes sure her teammates are aware of how to properly execute plays and keep runners from advancing.  

"Countless times throughout the season she shut down teams defensively by knocking down base hits at third base and challenging the other teams to hit it past her. She has a very solid glove because she works hard to read the ball and react quickly to keep the ball in front of her."

The Rupert, Idaho, native had the second-most doubles on the team with four, third in RBI with nine and tied for the most home runs. Starting the year at shortstop, she filled in admirably at third base when fellow captain Sara Harmon went down with an injury, recording a .896 fielding percentage after 48 put outs and 72 assists.