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Indiana softball player Cora Bassett earns NFCA All-Region Second Team Honors

<p>Junior outfielder Cora Bassett rounds the bases after hitting her second of two home runs against Western Illinois University on March 5, 2022 at Andy Mohr Field. Bassett was awarded with all-region honors Thursday, May 19.</p>

Junior outfielder Cora Bassett rounds the bases after hitting her second of two home runs against Western Illinois University on March 5, 2022 at Andy Mohr Field. Bassett was awarded with all-region honors Thursday, May 19.

Indiana softball junior second baseman and right fielder Cora Bassett earned a spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Second Team, the organization announced on May 19. Bassett is the first Hoosier to make the All-Region Second Team since former Indiana designated player Maddie Westmoreland in 2019.

In her first season with the Hoosiers, Bassett ranked in the top three of five different Big Ten offensive statistical categories: batting average, OPS, runs, doubles and slugging percentage. She hit .400 with a .774 slugging percentage alongside 13 home runs.

Bassett’s .400 batting average put her at ninth best in a single season in program history, and her .774 slugging percentage ranks third. Her 13 home runs are also tied for the third-most in program history.

Bassett led the Big Ten in the doubles category during the regular season with 19 and established a new school record for doubles in a season. The original record was held by former Indiana left fielder Gabbi Jenkins, who had 18 in 2020.

Bassett ranked second in number of runs scored in the conference with 57, which is tied for the Hoosiers’ single season record. Bassett’s 1.16 runs per game ranked ninth in the NCAA.

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