GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina softball seniors Kristi Oshiro, Chelsea Kaluhiokalani-Glackin and Shelby Johnson and redshirt junior Abby Wynne were named to the 2014 All-Conference USA Second Team in an announcement made by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.
Oshiro’s nod is her second in as many years, while Kaluhiokalani-Glackin, Johnson and Wynne were each selected for the first time in their careers. Wynne becomes just the second Pirate catcher in program history to earn All-C-USA honors and the first since Krista Jessup in 2005.
The four selections mark the fourth time in program history and first since 2011 that ECU had four players receive all-conference honors, and the first time that all four were named to the second team.
A Mililani, Hawai’i native, Oshiro is one of just three players on the 2014 roster to start every game in 2014 and has started 193-consecutive times. She has 12 multi-hit performances and drove in multiple runs seven times on the year, amassing a .356 average with 47 hits, 35 runs scored, six home runs and 33 RBI, while going a perfect 13-for-13 in stolen-base attempts. Her nine doubles and 27 walks are also tied for the team lead.
Kaluhiokalani-Glackin hit .381 in C-USA games and .351 overall on the year, amassing a team-best 53 hits to go with 28 runs scored and the second-most stolen bases on the team with 15. In addition to scoring a team-high eight game-winning runs, the Wainae, Hawai’i native recorded the second-most multi-hit games with 12, which included five three-hit games and a pair of four-hit performances.
Johnson owns a .355 overall average with 49 hits and 40 runs scored this season. The Texas Tech transfer also ripped six doubles, two triples and a pair of home runs, while ranking second in C-USA with 34 stolen bases in 36 attempts during the regular season. The first ECU player with 30 steals in a season since 2010, Johnson had two separate nine-game hitting streaks and scored five game-winning runs. Her 24 walks rank third on the team this year.
Wynne joins Oshiro as two of just three Pirates to start all 46 times during the regular season, with 43 of those as the catcher. The Greenville native hit .296 during the regular season with five home runs and 32 RBI, which includes six sacrifice flies. Wynne tied Oshiro for the team lead in doubles and walks and ranked third on the team in runs scored with 31. She hit .344 in C-USA contests with a team-best 23 RBI, and is one of just five players in the league with more than 20 RBI in conference games this season. Wynne also owns 10 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI performances to compliment eight game-winning runs driven in.
East Carolina will continue its 2014 campaign against FIU in the first round of the C-USA Championship on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m., in Boca Raton, Fla.