Audrey Garcia named to all-tournament team
PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College softball team finished the 2021 season with a third place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament last week in Yuma, Arizona.
San Jac finished the season 43-10 overall after winning the Region XIV Tournament. The third place national finish is the highest ever in school history (five appearances).
“I am extremely proud of our entire team,” said Head Coach Kelly Saenz. “These girls put everything they had into this season, facing some talented teams, to finish as one of the top three at the national tournament. I appreciate their dedication and work ethic throughout the entire season, and applaud them on a job well done.”
San Jac, seeded eighth in the national tournament, defeated ninth seed Chattanooga State 1-0 to kick off the tournament. They then knocked off the top-ranked team, Salt Lake Community College 6-2 to advance against Grayson College, defeating the Vikings 2-1. San Jac then fell 10-2 to Florida Southwestern State and 5-4 to Grayson to end their national title run. Florida Southwestern went on to win the national title.
Sophomore Audrey Garcia was named to the all-tournament team. In San Jac’s five games she hit .438 behind 7 hits in 16 plate appearances. She had two doubles, scored four runs, and posted 2 RBI.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 5 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.